Riyadh, June 14: Muslims across the Islamic belt of the Middle East, along with their counterparts in the West, keenly await the declaration of hilal crescent by the Grand Mosque in Mecca. If the moon is sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today, Eid will be celebrated tomorrow ie. Friday, June 15 in KSA, along with most parts of the Middle East. A large section of the Muslims living in the US, UK and Europe alse align celebrate Eid on the date which Saudi Arabia, the centre of Islam, celebrates. Watch Live Streaming of Eid moon sighting news updates on Makkah TV Online via the embedded link shared beneath.
According to Abdulaziz Al Husseini, a senior meteorologist based in Saudi Arabia claims the moon is likely to be sighted today. His claim gets credence from the prediction made by the International Astronomical Centre (IAC), which said most of the Islamic world, barring the South Asia, will spot the Hilal moon on Thursday.
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Eid al-Fitr is one of the two major festivals in Islam, the other being Eid al-Adha or Bakra Eid. The former comes following the month-long fasting of Ramadan. As per the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and beginning of the month of Shawwal. Click here for the live updates on announcement by the Grand Mosque in Mecca. For updates on Eid moon sighting in UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and other parts of the Gulf, read here. LatestLY wishes all our readers Eid Mubarak.