dglobalnews.com Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday
Published: Sun, June 25, 2017
Research | By Kayla Price

Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

The name Ramadan is derived from the Arabic word 'ramida" or "ar-ramad', which means heat and dryness, especially the ground. Along with the Arab states, United States, United Kingdom, Canada and European countries too have finished counting the similar number of Ramadan days.

African countries like Libya and Algeria are also expected to celebrate the first day of Eid on Sunday, June 25, given they are able to view the moon.

Eid ul-Fitr is seen as a day that brings people together. It may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, as the moon sighting begins at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.

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The statement extended greetings and best wishes to the Muslim Community, the people and Government of Ghana on the occasion of Eid.

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Islam follows the lunar calendar, based on phases of the Moon.

Eid festivities begin only after the sighting of the crescent moon.

The post Saudi Arabia, Uganda to mark end of Ramadan from Sunday appeared first on The Independent Uganda:. It is on June 26. Ramadan starts in its ninth month.

President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dispatched congratulatory cables to the leaders of Muslim countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. The month of Shawwal is extremely significant to all Muslims as the first day of this month marks the festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr which essentially refers to the festival of breaking the fast.

The clerics told they received as many as 56 testimonies of sighting the moon from all over the province.

The Main Committee For Moon Sighting has said in their meeting earlier this evening that the moon has not been sighted for the month of Shawwal, confirming that Sunday will complete the 30th day of Ramadan. In most Muslim countries, the three days of Eid-al-Fitr are observed as public and school holiday.

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