Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Eid Al-Fitr is on Friday; King greets Muslims

Eid Al-Fitr is on Friday; King greets Muslims

The first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations will officially start on Friday, June 15, announced Morocco's Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs on Thursday night. The festival will be celebrated tomorrow in the southern state as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode district, around 370 kms from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and the zonal committees will gather the information from all across Pakistan and the central body will announce the decision about the sighting of the Eid-ul-Fitr moon or otherwise.

Eid Mubarak! May the seeds of your prayers throughout the month bear you brilliant fruits of prosperity throughout the year. Also, find some lovely images and fun GIFs about Eid! However, the specific dishes vary by family and region.

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Many know Ramadan as the period of time where Muslims fast for 30 days from sunrise to sunset, but the President of the Islam Society of Western Massachusetts told 22News that this tradition is about more than just fasting. The beginning of Ramadan has traditionally been based on "hilal" sightings, which is the traditional method mentioned in the Quran and followed by the Prophet Muhammad.

Also, moon was spotted in Saudi Arabia, according to Arab media.

Abubakar said that the new moon was sighted in parts of Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Borno, Jigawa, Nassarawa, Plateau and Sokoto States among others.

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While Australia and New Zealand will ring in the festival on Saturday, Singapore and Malaysia are observing it on Friday.

The sighting of the moon signifies an end to the holy month of Ramadan and the fast of millions of Muslims across the world. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Saturday, 16th June, 2018 automatically becomes the first day of Shawwal, 1439 AH and the day of 'idul fitr. A huge amount of money and food were also donated in the Holy month of Ramadan to help the poor and needy.

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