After Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Uganda has also confirmed the sighting of Shawwal crescent. Eid Ul Fitr in the nation will be celebrated on Sunday. Sudan, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Mozambique have also marked the start of Shawwal and end of Ramadan. Muslims in South Africa, however, would be observing the final fast on Sunday. The decision to be taken by Morocco is awaited.
The Shawwal crescent was seen in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Eid ul Fitr would also be celebrated in both the nations on Sunday, May 24.
The Shawwal crescent was sighted in Pakistan, confirmed Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman late in the night. South Africa will observe Eid on Monday, May 25 as the crescent was not seen.
Oman confirmed the sighting of Shawwal crescent. The decision to be taken by Islamic Council of Morocco and South Africa's United Ulema Council is awaited. Stay tuned here for the updates.
The Shawwal crescent has not been sighted in India, confirmed the hilal committees in all parts of the country. The decision to be taken by Oman and Pakistan is awaited. Muslims of the United Kingdom are also eagerly awaiting the decision to be taken by the Islamic Council of Morocco. Stay tuned here for the updates.
The Shawwal crescent has not been sighted in India, confirmed a statement issued by the Markazi Chand Committee. Eid al-Fitr in the nation will be observed on May 25.
The crescent moon of Shawwal was not sighted in India today. Hence Eid Ul Fitr will be celebrated on 25th May 2020 in India. @khalidrasheed @SufyanNizami @CNNnews18 @news18dotcom #Eid #EidUlFitr pic.twitter.com/DTS8VY8jZu— Qazi Faraz Ahmad (@qazifarazahmad) May 23, 2020
The Shawwal crescent has not been sighted, confirmed Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Delhi. Eid Al-Fitr would be celebrated on May 25 under strict social-distancing measures, he announced.
#EidUlFitr to be celebrated on May 25 as moon could not be sighted today. It's important that we take precautions&maintain social distancing. We should stay away from shaking hands & hugging. We should follow govt's guidelines: Delhi's Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari pic.twitter.com/QWyN7yxt3D— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2020
No reports received so far of Shawwal moon sighting in Sri Lanka. Eid ul Fitr in the island nation is expected to be celebrated on Monday. An official announcement from the Grand Mosque of Colombo is awaited.
The Shawwal crescent has so far not been sighted in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Dhaka and Grand Mosque in Colombo are expected to issue an announcement shortly.
Pakistan is likely to observe Eid Ul-Fitr on Sunday as the country's Science Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry said the crescent would be seen after 7:30 pm (local time). The final decision, however, would be taken by Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman.
Muslims in the Indian subcontinent, parts of Europe, Africa, West Asia and Down South will attempt sighting the new moon today to mark the end of Ramadan and beginning of Shawwal - the next Islamic month. If the crescent is sighted today, then the countries falling in the above region would celebrate Eid al-Fitr tomorrow, along with the Middle East and Southeast Asian nations. Stay tuned here for all the updates related to Eid moon sighting 2020 on 'Chand Raat'.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committees are set to convene ahead of Maghrib namaz in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to decide on the sighting of Shawwal crescent. In Oman and Morocco, the Islamic Councils will announce their decisions. The moon sighting committees would also convene in South Africa, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Iraq. When is Eid 2020 According to Moon Sighting Committees? Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kerala Confirm May 24 as Date of Eid-al-Fitr, Indian Muslims to Look For Chand Today.
In the above nations, along with some sects of Muslims in Spain, France, Germany and the UK, the 29th of Ramadan is being observed today. The lunar cycle in these clutch of nations, along with New Zealand and parts of Australia, was a day behind Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, US, Canada, Turkey and most other parts of the world.
In the countries where 29th Ramadan was observed on Friday, the crescent was not sighted. The 30th Ramadan in those nations was therefore observed today and Eid Al-Fitr would be celebrated tomorrow.
On the other hand, the date of Eid in Indian subcontinent, West Asia and few other pockets of the world would depend on the sighting of moon today. If the crescent is seen, then 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe will find a rare opportunity to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the same day. If the moon remains unseen, then Eid in these countries would be observed on Monday, May 25.