Eid 2019 Moon Announcement from Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Arab States

Eid 2019 Moon Announcement from Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Arab States

The first day of Shawwal is celebrated as Eid al-Fitr around the world, but the dates of Eid vary depending on the country's geographical location. The moon will be 28 hours and 16 minutes old at sunset in Karachi on Tuesday. Australia, Philippines and Indonesia are among those countries, where the moon has not been sighted and they may join India to celebrate the festival on Wednesday. In neighbouring China, confusion continues to prevail over the Eid al-Fitr celebration dates as no announcement has been issued yet.

The official told the Khaleej Times that in all other emirates, the prayers will be held 20 minutes after sunrise.

In the message, King Salman said that he is congratulating Muslims from the vicinity of the Holy Kaaba on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. The special Eid-al-Fitr delicacies are cooked at every Muslim household consisting of Biryani, Haleem, Nalli Nihari, Seviyan, Mutton Kaleji and different kinds of kebabs.

The Imams and Ulemas of the Asian countries, on June 3, will attempt to confirm the sighting of the crescent moon on Monday, for the month of Shawwal 1440, on 29th Ramadan.

The committee is holding a meeting after Maghrib prayer today.

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Many Muslims are fasting from dawn to dusk for the month of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr, which translates to "festival of breaking fast" is a three-day celebration in all Muslim-majority countries.

Mufti Muneeb said decision about the start of a new lunar month could be made only after sighting the moon.

Muslims will greet one another with the phrase "Eid Mubarak", which means you are offering blessings.

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