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RIYADH/ABU DHABI: The Shawwal crescent moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, April 30, hence Eid Al Fitr will be on Monday, May 2, according to authorities. Tomorrow, May 1, will be the last day of Ramadan.
Eid Al Fitr is marked on the first day of Shawwal – the month that comes after Ramadan in the Hijri calendar.
Meanwhile, the UAE moon sighting committee has also announced that the moon did not sight anywhere in the country.
“The Crescent of Shawaal 1443 was NOT SEEN today, subsequently, the month of Ramadan will complete 30 days tomorrow and Monday 2nd May, 2022 will be the day of Eid,” the official Twitter account of Haramain announced.
As for the UAE, the country’s Moon Sighting Committee, according to , said the Shawwal crescent was not sighted, therefore, Sunday, May 1, will be the last day of Ramadan.
Similarly, the publication reported that Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, France, Singapore, and Australia would also observe Eid ul Fitr on Monday.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s moon sighting body — the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet on Sunday to sight the moon of Shawal 1443 AH at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony’s office.
The zonal and district Ruet-e-Hilal Committees’ meetings will be held at their respective headquarters in the meantime, said a ministry press release on Saturday.
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad will announce the final decision about the sighting of the crescent or otherwise subsequently based on information received to that end.