Published on June 14: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the sighting of moon marking the beginning of Shawwal with Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in the country on Friday.
The crescent of Shawwal moon has been observed in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, said the International Astronomy Centre on Thursday, Khaleej Times reported.
However, it added, the final decision in this regard will be announced by the moon-sighting committee after the Maghrib prayer (offered at the sunset).
Ruet-e-Hilal committee to meet on June 14 for Shawwal moon
Pakistani community and others in the country will observe the Eid holidays until June 17.
Earlier today, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted that there are “chances” of moon sighting in Balochistan’s coastal areas in Pasni and Gwadar.
Since the age of the moon is 19 hours, the PMD has foretold the chances of moon sighting to be ‘fewer’ today.
Meanwhile, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee will meet today in Karachi for sighting the Shawwal moon.