Published: Sun, June 25, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jose Becker

Eid al Fitr:moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

Eid al Fitr:moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

"Accordingly, Sunday will complete the thirtieth day of the month of Ramadan 1438 H, and Monday is the start of the month of Shawwal 1438 H, corresponding to 26 June 2017". Prophet Muhammad is believed to have received the first revelation of the Holy Quran during this month. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) follows guidance from the Fiqh Council of North America, which relies on astronomical calculations of the moon sighting in Mecca, the city in Saudi Arabia that is considered the birthplace of Islam. Thus, Eid-al-Fitr as a whole is an oft-returning festival of breaking the fast.

The Islamic Center of Southern California will be hosting an Eid celebration at the Pasadena Convention Center on Sunday, and the OC Register reported that 20,000 Muslims are expected to attend an Eid prayer in Anaheim at Angel Stadium.

As citizens of a nation rapidly approaching economic prosperity, Eid-ul-Fitr brings us some much-needed respite from our busy lives. Some parts of Latin America, the U.S. and Africa will also be able to see the new moon with the naked eye on the evening of June 24. Check the Ramazan 2017 Date and start celebrating the day with most precious prayers.

Authorities have started securing designated sites for Eid'l Fitr open-field congregational prayers in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which covers Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur and the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

Every year thousands of Bangla speaking Muslims in Bangladesh and other parts of the world eagerly wait to listen to the song played on radio and television after the sighting of the new moon of the Islamic month of Shawal at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Companions, relatives, friends, and family are welcomed and offered desserts.

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The Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector will conclude on Tuesday, with work resuming on Wednesday.

After receiving testimonies of sighting moon in Peshawar, the local Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), chaired by clerics of Peshawar's Masjid Qasim Ali Khan, has announced Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday.

The giving of money is a practice that is similar between Eid al-Fitr and Lunar New Year in the Chinese-speaking community.

It begins with a greeting: either "Eid Mubarak", or "Blessed Eid".

Muslim Students Association president Ibrahim Hamid said it's important that Muslim students have a place to celebrate Eid here in Kamloops.

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