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Eid al Fitr 2019 in Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Arab states Tuesday June 04

Last year Eid al Fitr was celebrated in Saudi Arabia and other Arab States on June 15, 2018

Monday June 3, 2019 11:03 PM, ummid.com News Network

Eid 2019 Moon Saudi Arabia

Eid al Fitr 2019: Eid Al-Fitr celebrations will begin in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, June 4, the Saudi Supreme Court has announced.

"The Shawwal crescent moon was visible from some parts of the Kingdom on Monday evening, meaning Eid will begin the following day", Arab News reported citing the announcement made by Saudi Supreme Court.

UAE, Kuwait, Jordan and other Arab states follow the moon sighting by Saudi Aarbaia. Hence Eid al Fitr 2019 here will also be celebrated on Tuesday June 04, 2019.

The Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Doha, Qatar also announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, is the first day of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr in Qatar.

Eid al Fitr 2019 Moon Sighting Live Updates

06:00 pm (Makkah Time): The Saudi Royal Court and Moon Sighting Committees in United Arab Emirates (UAE) will meet after Magrhib prayers today i.e. Monday June 03, 2019, corresponding to 29th of Ramadan 1440H, to analyse and confirm the Eid 2019 moon.

Muslims in UAE will end fast and offer Maghrib prayers after a while from now. On the other hand, Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and other Gulf states will end Ramadan fast and offer Maghrib prayers about an hour after UAE.

The moon sighting announcement, and date and time of Eid al Fitr 2019 will be made after Maghrib Salah today.

05:00 pm (Makkah Time): The Saudi Royal Court and Moon Sighting Committees in United Arab Emirates (UAE) will meet after Magrhib prayers today i.e. Monday June 03, 2019, corresponding to 29th Ramadan 1440H, to receive, analyse and confirm the Eid moon.

The first day of Eid al Fitr 2019 will be tomorrow i.e. Tuesday June 04, 2019 if the new moon is sighted today. Else, Tuesday will be 30th Ramadan 1440H and the Eid al Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday June 05, 2019.

An official Eid moon sighting announcement in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other GCC states is expected by 07:30 pm Makkah time.

01:30 pm (Makkah time): The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia and Ministry of Justice UAE in separate appeals issued Sunday called upon the residents to sight the crescent moon on Monday June 03 corresponding to 29th of Ramadan and report to the nearest court so that a decision on the first day of Eid al Fitr 2019 is taken.

According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the people have been asked by the Saudi Royal Court to report to the nearest court and register their testimonies if they sight the crescent or Eid moon by the naked eyes or through binoculars today evening.

Similarly, Ministry of Justice, UAE issued a ministerial resolution setting up the Shawwal moon-sighting committee for the current Hijri year 1440 to determine the first day of Eid Al Fitr 2019.

The committee will hold a meeting after Maghrib prayer on Monday, June 03, 2019 corresponding to 29th of Ramadan 1440H at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Likewise, The Saudi Royal Court will also meet after Maghrib prayers today to decide the first day of Ramadan based on the moon sighting reports it will receive.

Special arrangements have been made and general appeals have also been issued to the masses by the authorities in Qatar and other Gulf states including Jordan, Kuwait, Muscat, Yemen, Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Syria and Palestine to sight the Eid moon today on Monday June 03, 2019 corresponding to 29th Ramadan 1440H of the Islamic Calendar.

"If the moon is not sighted (today), then Tuesday will mark a regular fasting day and Eid will be celebrated on Wednesday", Saudi Royal Court said.

Similar appeal to sight the moon on Monday has also been issued by Wifaqul Ulama, London. Wifaqul Ulama has also made special arrangement to sight the Eid 2019 moon at Royal Greenwich Observatory. Moon sighting can be seen live on Facebook from the observatory Monday.

Muslims in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries will sight the moon on Tuesday June 04, 2019 corresponding to 29th of Ramadan in the region.

Eid al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan - the month of fasting in which Muslims across the world refrained from eating and drinking during day time. Special prayers, including Traweeh prayers, were offered all across the Muslim world. A huge amount of money and food were also donated in the Holy month of Ramadan to help the poor and needy.

Last year Eid al Fitr was celebrated in Saudi Arabia and other Arab States on June 15, 2018.

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