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Eid ul Fitr 2013 moon sighted in Saudi Arabia, Ramadan ends in USA, UK, Middle East, other parts of the World

August 8, 2013 at 2:33 am | News Desk


RIYADH: Elite body of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has formally announced the Eid ul Fitr moon sight on Wednesday, which marks the end of Holy Ramadan (fasting) month.

Muslims across the kingdom and those follow Saudi Arabia’s timeline in the religious event including Middle East, United Arab Emirates (UAE), African countries, some parts of United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA) while excluding Pakistan, Bangladesh, India has been greeted by the announcement of Eid ul Fitr celebration on Thursday as Ramadan month ended.

One of the biggest religious festivals of the World, Eid ul Fitr, is celebrated by the Muslims’ during their Islamic lunar calender’s month of Shawwal’s 1st date of Shawwal till 3rd.

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme court had formally announced on Tuesday for not sighting Ramadan’s moon on Tuesday and decided to meet again on Wednesday (August 7).

Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia had asked citizens to contact the relevant authorities on Tuesday, the 28th Ramadan, as there were high chances that moon could be seen; however, despite the efforts moon sighting was not possible yesterday.

A number of Muslims usually follow Saudi Arabia, the home to the holiest places for Muslims, moon sighting for Islamic calendar

Lunar months are either 29 or 30 days based on the birth of the moon on the sunset of the last day of the month.


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