The Shawwal crescent has been sighted in the UAE. The festival of Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, said the statement issued by the Hilal Committee.

The Hilal Committee meeting is currently underway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). While no moon sighting claims have come forward from any part of the Emirates, the hilal crescent has been sighted in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.

The crescent has not been sighted so far in the United Arab Emirates. An official announcement is expected shortly after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia decides. Stay tuned here for the fastest updates on Eid moon sighting 2019.

As the sunset nears, an announcement on the Hilal crescent sighting in the United Arab Emirates is expected anytime soon. Stay tuned here for the fastest updates.

According to astronomers, the moon is unlikely to be sighted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). If the moon remains undetected today, Eid or Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on June 5.

The moon-sighting panel will meet in Abu Dhabi today. All Sharia courts have been directed to sight the moon of Shawwal and inform the panel. Stay here for live updates on sighting of the Eid moon.

UAE's Minister of Justice, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi, has formed a moon-sighting panel to detect Shawwal crescent. The panel will meet at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department today. The sighting of the moon will mark the beginning of Eid or Eid al-Fitr celebration and the end of Ramadan month.

Abu Dhabi, June 3: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will celebrate Eid or Eid al-Fitr tomorrow i.e. June 4 if the moon is sighted in any part of the nation today. Muslims in Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other parts of the UAE will attempt to sight the crescent moon. An official announcement related to the sighting of Eid moon will be made post the Maghrib prayers in the UAE. Catch live news and updates on the Eid moon sighting in Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other parts of the UAE here. Eid Moon Sighting 2019 Live News Updates.

The sighting of the moon marks the beginning of Eid celebration as well as the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting – Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal. A new month, under the Islamic lunar calendar, begins upon the sighting of a crescent moon on the 29th day of the ongoing month. If the moon is not sighted, the month completes 30 days and a new month begins the next day. Watch: Eid Moon Sighting 2019 Live Streaming.

Eid al-Fitr 2019: How to sight Eid moon:

Muslims in the UAE have observed 29 Ramadan fasts till today and will try to see the crescent moon. If the moon is not sighted, Ramadan month will complete 30 days and Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on June 5. As part of Eid celebrations, Muslims offer a special prayer in open areas like fields, community centres, etc. or at mosques. Revellers visit homes of their relatives and friends and special sweet dishes are relished.

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