Eid ul Fitr 2017 Moon Sighted in Saudi Arabia, 1st Shawal on 25th June

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Mecca (Web Desk): Eid ul Fitr crescent Moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, 1st Shawal on Sunday 25th June 2017, Arab media reported.

“Sunday, June 25, is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in Saudi Arabia” the Supreme Court announced, in a statement.

Shawwal’s crescent moon was sighted on Saturday evening, which means Eid will start on Sunday.

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The Supreme Court earlier called on Muslims in the kingdom to sight the crescent moon on Saturday evening.

All the Shariah courts across the country have been asked to look out for the Crescent moon and inform the committee.

After collecting all the evidences for moon-sighting from different corners of the country, the announcement is expected around 9pm.

In Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has also asked Muslims in the kingdom to report sighting of the Crescent to the authorities so that any annoucenment can be made for Eid Al Fitr.

Astronomer Khalid Al-Zaaq, a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences confirmed in his Twitter account that “Eid begins Sunday astronomically.”

He added that “the astronomical calculations based on followed criteria suggest that Sunday is first day of Eid Al-Fitr.”

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