Moon Sighted In Saudi Arabia; Eid-Fitr to be on Friday

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By:Abubakar S. H

The Shawwal crescent moon has been sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on Today, Thursday, April 20.

Therefore, Thursday would be the last day of the holy month of Ramzan.

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It is noteworthy that the Supreme Court on Wednesday called on all Muslims in all parts of the Kingdom to sight the crescent of the month of Shawwal 1444, on Thursday evening, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

On the other hand, Eid Al-Fitr celebrations marks the end of the month-long fast and it has been confirmed that Ediel-fitr will take place on Friday.

Eid Al-Fitr is traditionally celebrated with large gatherings for Muslim worshippers to pray and falls on jumaat.

In Islam, Shawwal is the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri calendar or lunar calendar consisting of twelve months beginning with Muharram, and ending with Zul-Hijjah. Each month starts with the sighting of the moon.

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