May 19, 2024
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Shawwal Crescent not sighted in Saudi Arabia, Eid-Ul-Fitr to be observed Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

The moon sighting committee in Saudi Arabia declared that the Shawwal crescent could not be sighted in the Kingdom, on 8 April 2024.

 

 

 

As a result, the holy month of Ramadan will continue until April 9, lasting 30 days.

 

 

 

Eid-Ul-Fitr will, therefore, be observed on April 10.

 

 

 

 

The Supreme Council of Saudi Arabia had called on all Muslims across the Kingdom to sight the Shawwal crescent on the evening of Monday, Ramadan 29.

 

 

 

 

The sighting of the Shawwal moon marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid Al Fitr.

 

 

 

 

Earlier, the International Astronomical Center had said that some countries that marked the beginning of Ramadan on Monday, March 11, would expect a crescent sighting on Monday, April 8.

 

 

However, this sighting might be unclear due to the moon setting before the sun, leading to a conjunction occurring after sunset.

 

 

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