The crescent of Shawwal moon has been observed in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, said the International Astronomy Centre on Thursday, Khaleej Times reported. 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.
King Salman performed the Eid Al-Fitr prayer in Makkah's Grand Mosque on Friday.
A formal announcement regarding Eid-ul-Fitr will be made after evidence of moon sighting is collected from different parts of the country.
The Eid moon has also been sighted in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the neighboring countries.
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The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and the zonal committees also gathered the information from all across the country. If the moon is sighted on 29th, the new month begins the next day.
In Pakistan, Maghrib prayer has just finished and moon sighting committees in Lahore and Islambad will tsrat their meeting soon.
Eid in full is, "Eid ul Fitr", it is the first sight of the new moon.
The Islamic month of Shawwal comes after the 29 or 30 days of the month of Ramadan when Muslims across the world observe a month long fasting.
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Accordingyly, moon sighting committees are formed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and other Arab states.
This year, in 2018, that day will fall on Thursday, 14 June and ends in the evening of of Friday, 15 June in India.
With the month of Ramzan coming to end, the question on everyone's mind is 'when is Eid?' Many Muslims are often asked this question in the month of Ramzan as their friends wait for Eid delicacies.
Considered as one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside, faith, prayer, charity and the pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca, the Ramadan is an annual celebration.
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