The central Asian region, including Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, will celebrate Eid al-Fitr tomorrow, June 4. In neighbouring China, confusion continues to prevail over the Eid al-Fitr celebration dates as no announcement has been issued yet.
The Shawwal crescent has been sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An announcement by the Kabul Hilal Committee, however, is awaited.
The Shawwal crescent has not been sighted in any nation so far. An announcement from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is awaited, where the sunset time has approached. The decision to be taken by KSA is likely to influence an array of nations in the region, particularly in the Gulf, the Middle East and North Africa.
The Hilal Committee in Kabul and the Ulemas in Xinjiang - China's Muslim majority province - will issue a statement on Eid moon sighting shortly. A statement from the respective moon sighting bodies in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
The Hilal Committee in Kabul will issue an announcement after namaz-e-maghrib on the sighting of Shawwal moon in the region. If the crescent gets sighted, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow in Afghanistan. Stay tuned here for the announcements from China, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan as well.
Kabul, June 3: The religious bodies and Muslim community of Afghanistan, China, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will try to sight the crescent hilal for Shawwal 1440 Hijri today. If the moon is sighted than the festival of Eid al-Fitr 2019 will be celebrated in these Asian countries tomorrow, that is on June 4. The religious bodies after namaz-e-maghrib will decide on behalf of Muslims in these countries today. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates on Eid moon sighting in the Asian countries. Eid Moon Sighting 2019 Live News Updates: Track Here Which Countries Will Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Tomorrow.
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. If the moon is sighted then Eid will be celebrated in the countries, but if the moon is not sighted then muslims in the regions will have to observe the final fast on Tuesday.
Peace-keeping efforts in Afghanistan with Taliban has failed as the leader of the jihadi group has rejected to call cease fire in the region during Eid celebrations. Haibatullah Akhundzada, leader of Taliban, announced to continue with bloodshed and carry on its jihadist activities in the region, even after peace talks with US.
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The crescent moon for beginning of the month of Ramadan 1440 Hijri was sighted on sunset of May 5, 2019. All the Muslims in these Asian countries started month long fasting and prayers after sighting the moon on Sunday. The month of Ramadan will conclude after sighting of the crescent moon.
Eid al-Fitr is the biggest festival of Muslims, it can be stated that it is a reward for the month long of fasting and prayers, it also marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.