A look at preparations for the festival of Eid al-Fitr, as Muslims around the world mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The crescent moon of Shawwal could not be sighted in the country on Thursday and hence Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Pakistan announced. The festival will be celebrated tomorrow in the southern state as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode district, around 370 kms from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.
Mall of Emirates in Dubai, owned and managed by Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer is offering spectacular family entertainment and attractive prizes to win from June 8 to 17 to celebrate Eid Al Fitr. Special prayers, including Traweeh prayers, were offered all across the Muslim world.
Met Office had also announced that no testimonies were received, adding that moon was not sighted in various regions of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the Muslim holy month of Ramzan, was observed in Kerala on Friday. Else, the Eid al Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday June 16, 2018.
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The head of the NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, confirmed the sighting of the moon on Thursday night. Muslims gather in mosques for prayers and visit their family and friends to wish them Eid Mubarak during this time.
Due to the dates of Ramadan varying from one year to another on the Gregorian calendar, Eid is also on a different day each year because it is determined by the lunar calendar.
The new converts the Islamic Information Center of Dubai have also organised an "Eid gathering for everyone in the UAE" on Friday from 5.30am to 8am at Dar Al Ber Auditorium, Shaikh Zayed Road. Hence Muslims in Bangladesh, Nepal and parts of India including Mumbai will sight the Eid moon on Friday.