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Eid will be on Wednesday

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The Crescent Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs announced last evening that today will be the 30th day of the holy month of Ramadan, and tomorrow will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr, reports QNA.

The Crescent Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs announced yesterday evening that Tuesday, July 5 will be the thirtieth day of the holy month of Ramadan, and Wednesday July 6 will be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr.

The committee in its meeting on Monday evening said that the Shawwal cresecnt could not be observed yesterday (July 4), thus, today Tuesday will be the last day of Ramadan and Wednesday will be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr.

 

Saudi Royal Court statement announced the court’s ruling, which said this year’s Ramadan month will be 30 days. That means Tuesday will be the last day of Ramadan.

The Supreme Court earlier called on Muslims in the kingdom to sight the crescent moon by naked eyes or through binoculars and to report to the nearest court and register their testimony for validation, should they see it on Monday evening.

Since there was no sighting of the crescent moon, the first day of the month of Shawwal in the Hijri calendar falls on Wednesday.

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