The Islamic Council of Morocco has confirmed the sighting of Shawwal moon. Eid ul Fitr in the nation would be celebrated on Sunday, May 24. The Muslims of United Kingdom (UK) adhere to the date enacted by Morocco and would also be observing Eid on Sunday. Earlier, it was confirmed that Oman, Yemen, Iraq and Iran also reported positive sighting of crescent and Eid would be celebrated on May 24. LatestLY wishes everyone Eid Mubarak!
Breaking: positive sighting from the Kingdom of Morocco for the #hilal of #shawwal.
Thus for the majority of us around the world, #Eid is tomorrow.#EidAlFitr @essentialislam— Muhammad Yaseen (@shaykhyaseen) May 23, 2020
Shawwal crescent has been sighted in Morocco, as per the preliminary reports. An official confirmation is awaited. Stay tuned here for the updates from the Rabat Islamic Council.
Morocco's decision on the sighting of Shawwal crescent is expected to be out anytime from now. Meanwhile, Uganda has also confirmed the sighting of Shawwal crescent. Will Rabat report in the negative? The answer will be out in next few minutes. Stay tuned here!
Morocco's decision on sighting of Shawwal moon is expected in the next few minutes, as the Maghrib prayers has ended. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe and Mozambique have confirmed the sighting of moon and will celebrate Eid ul Fitr on Sunday. Stay tuned here for the announcement from Rabat.
The Maghrib prayers are expected to end in Morocco in the next few minutes. The Islamic Council is expected to announce shortly whether the Shawwal crescent was sighted in the nation. UK Muslims are also keenly awaiting the announcement as they most follow the lunar calendar enacted by Morocco -- the closest Islamic nation to them which shares nearly the same time zone. Stay tuned here for the updates.
BREAKING NEWS: these organisations will wait until after Maghrib prayers for #EidUlFitr announcement, Noor TV, Takbeer TV, Ghamkol Sharif Mosque Birmingham, Rochdale Council of Mosques.— Mohammed Shafiq (@mshafiquk) May 23, 2020
Morocco is expected to announce on the sighting of Shawwal moon after 7:30 pm (local time) - that is few minutes from now. The statement is expected to be issued after Maghrib prayers. Stay tuned here for the updates.
Today is the 29th of Ramadan in Morocco. The country's Islamic Council will announce whether the Shawwal crescent has been sighted or not following the Maghrib prayers, scheduled shortly from now. Stay tuned here for the updates.
The decision by Morocco Islamic Council on Shawwal crescent sighting is expected shortly. In Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Oman, Eid Al-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow. Stay tuned here for the fastest updates.
Iran announced Sunday 24 May 2020, as #EidAlFitr, after the new moon of the lunar month of Shawwal was sighted Saturday night. Eid al-Fitr is one of main Muslim holidays, concluding the fasting month of #Ramadan .#EidMubarak #عيدالفطر_المبارك #عيدفطر pic.twitter.com/mouzEh8xoP— Iran_Newsroom (@Iran_NewsRoom) May 23, 2020
While the decision from Morocco is awaited, some Muslim groups in the United Kingdom (UK) have announced Eid ul Fitr for tomorrow, Sunday. The Muslim groups that would be observing Eid tomorrow include Jamiyat, Suffa tul Islam, & Jamat Ahle Sunnah spread in Bradford and Birmingham.
Early announcements from organisations in both #Bradford and #Birmingham. #Eid is confirmed in these cities for tomorrow for those who follow Jamiyat, Suffa tul Islam, & Jamat Ahle Sunnah Birmingham.
We still await reports from Morocco, where the sunsets in two hours from now.— Essential Islam (@essentialislam) May 23, 2020
Morocco is unlikely to sight the Shawwal crescent after negative confirmation from South Africa. The two nations, along with UK, are considered to fall in the same linear zone and a negative sighting in any one of them mostly leads to the crescent not being seen in all the three nations. However, the Islamic Council of Morocco will decide shortly. Stay tuned.
The first step is local sighting in the UK, then if unsuccessful then Morocco and South Africa. They are in similar time zone and following the same principles on sighting of the moon.— Mohammed Shafiq (@mshafiquk) May 23, 2020
Rabat/Muscat, May 23: The announcement on Shawwal moon sighting is expected after Maghrib prayers in Oman, Yemen, Iran, Iraq and Morocco. The five nations - spread across Arabian peninsula to North Africa - were among the handful of countries whose lunar cycle is a day behind Saudi Arabia, UAE and rest of the Middle East. The 29th fast of Ramadan was observed today in these countries and only if the Shawwal crescent is sighted, they will observe Eid ul Fitr tomorrow. Stay tuned here for the live news updates on Eid moon sighting in Morocco, Oman, Yemen, Iraq and Iran. Catch Live Updates of Moon Sighting Updates From Other Parts of the World.
If the moon remains unseen, then the month of Ramadan would complete its entire cycle of 30 days and Eid al-Fitr in the above-mentioned countries would be celebrated on Monday, May 25. The decision to be taken by the Morocco Islamic Council is also keenly awaited by the Muslims of UK, France of Spain.
In the United Kingdom, the sighting of new moon remains difficult. Most Muslims in the region either rely on the dates announced by Saudi Arabia, the epicentre of Islam, or Morocco which is the nearest Islamic nation.
In war-torn Yemen, the decision to be taken by neighbouring Oman is expected to influence if the moon is not directly sighted. Inputs would also be taken from Iran as the Shia-Houthi militia - which is ruling vast swathes of the nation - has ideological links with Tehran.
Unlike the Eid in previous years, the celebrations have been dampened as mosques in most countries are either order to remain closed due to COVID-19 pandemic, or directed to put a curb on the number of devotees. The Eid al-Fitr prayers in several nations, including Saudi Arabia, are to be prayed from homes to prevent mass congregations.