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Saudi calls on Muslims to sight Eid moon on Monday

Saudi calls on Muslims to sight Eid moon on Monday

The sighting of the moon will mark the start of Eid Al Fitr

The Saudi Supreme Court called on Muslims throughout the kingdom to sight the crescent of the month of Shawwal on Monday evening, June 3 (Ramadan 29).

The sighting of the moon will mark the start of Eid Al Fitr and the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

In its announcement, the Supreme Court called on “whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or through binoculars to report to the nearest court and register his testimony, or report to the authority of the region’s center in his area where he sighted the crescent to facilitate his reaching to the nearest court”, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The UAE has also set up a moon-sighting committee to detect the beginning of the month of Shawwal.

They will meet after Maghrib prayer on Monday, June 3, (29th Ramadan) at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.

According to an astronomer, the first day of Eid Al Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is expected fall on Wednesday, June 5 in the UAE.

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