Eid-ul-Fitr 2023 moon sighting live: Saudi Arabia, India and other Muslims to see the moon in Shawwal this time

byZarafshan ShirazDelhi

Eid moon sighting refers to the traditional Muslim practice of observing the crescent or new moon to determine the beginning of the tenth Islamic month of Shawwal, which marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr. Festivals where the new moon is traditionally observed with the naked eye or using a telescope and once the moon is sighted, confirmation is broadcast through the media, mosques and community organizations, but it is important to note that the correct method of determining the moon is The beginning of the month of Shawwal may vary in different Muslim communities and countries. The ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar is Ramadan and the tenth month is Shawwal, the first day of which is known worldwide as the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr and Muslims around the world are preparing for moon sighting tonight. The month of Shawwal is celebrated as Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-ul-Fitr which translates as Shawwal, ‘Feast of Breaking the Fast.’

While the West culturally follows the Gregorian calendar, the Islamic calendar is lunar which means it is based on the sighting of the crescent moon and each year, Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr occur about 10-11 days earlier than when the crescent moon is dependent. have seen This is because the lunar months are shorter than the solar months and therefore it varies by one day from country to country.

Ramadan lasts 720 hours, or four weeks and two days, during which followers of Islam fast between dawn and sunset, pray for peace and guidance, give back to the community in the form of charity or zakat, or engage in humanitarian activities. As introspection to feed the needy and enlighten their souls. At the end of Ramadan, intensive prayers are offered during Laylatul Qadr or the Night of Power, which is considered the holiest night of the year. It usually falls on the 27th day of Ramadan and commemorates the night when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

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  • April 20, 2023 03:44 PM IST

    UAE will see the new moon of Eid 2023 on this day

    The UAE Moon Sighting Committee has invited Muslims in the country to observe the Shawwal moon on Thursday night on the occasion of Eid 2023.

  • April 20, 2023 03:43 PM IST

    An important message from the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs to the Muslims of Bahrain before the moon sighting of Eid 2023

    The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) has asked the people of Bahrain to contact the moon sighting panel if they see the moon of the new Shawwal. Crescent for the year 1444 AH.

  • April 20, 2023 03:39 PM IST

    Moon Sighting Committee is meeting in Qatar for Eid 2023

    In Qatar, the Crescent Committee at the Ministry of Anticipation and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) will meet tonight immediately after Maghrib or sunset prayers and has called on all Muslims living in the country to observe the Shawwal moon on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Corresponding to Ramadan 29, 1444 AH and if they saw the moon then go to the headquarters of Awqaf in Dafna (Towers) area to report their testimony.

  • April 20, 2023 03:21 PM IST

    The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia calls upon Muslims in the Kingdom to observe the moon of Shawwal on Thursday night, April 20, 2023 or Ramadan 29 1444 AH

    In an announcement, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia called on all Muslims across the kingdom to observe the Eid moon on Thursday evening, April 20, 2023, which coincides with Ramadan 29, saying that anyone can see the Shawwal moon. One should report to the nearest court through naked eye or binoculars and record one’s testimony.

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