In Saudi Arabia, Eid ul Fitr is celebrated on April 10

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Despite the fact that it was not possible to see the Shawwal moon on Monday in Saudi Arabia, Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday (April 10) instead.

Saudi Arabian authorities have asked its citizens to view the Shawwal moon on April 8 evening by the time the sun sets on that evening.

Today evening, the 29th of Ramadan, the Saudi Arabian Supreme Court announced that the Shawwal moon was not sighted throughout the kingdom this evening.

According to the announcement, the Muslims in the kingdom will celebrate Eid on Wednesday, April 10th, following the announcement.

According to a report in Arab News, the Saudi Minister for Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh recently issued a circular in which he ordered the celebration of Eid prayers to take place 15 minutes after sunrise, following the Umm Al-Qura calendar, in accordance with the Islamic calendar.

During Eid ul Fitr, the minister told journalists that all mosques should be open to the public except those adjacent to prayer grounds where Eid ul Fitr prayers should be held.

The Saudi Supreme Court, in a statement, requested that residents report the moon sighting to the appropriate authority as soon as possible.

In order to be compliant with Sharia, it is recommended that the sighting can be done using the naked eye or by using binoculars. Following the sighting, the discovery must be reported to the nearest court or center, as stated by Alarabiya News.

This year’s Ramadan began on March 11th, which is the holy month for Muslims during which they do not eat or drink from dawn until dusk.

A major part of the Eid ul Fitr event in the Islamic calendar, Eid ul Fitr is one of the two main Eid events that involve feasts, gatherings, prayers, as well as gift-giving. In the month of Shawwal, a three-day long celebration is held to commemorate the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

As far as Pakistan is concerned, the Met Office, however, has predicted that the first day of Eid ul Fitr will fall on April 10, due to a sighted Shawwal moon on April 9 which is expected to fall on the first day of Eid ul Fitr on April 10.

On April 8 at 11:21pm, the crescent will be born, and around Maghrib prayer time the next day, it will be aged between 19 hours and 20 hours. This is according to PMD.

During the time around sundown, more than 50 minutes could be spent observing the crescent, according to the report.

Timenews1 provided that news.

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