JUST IN: Saudi Arabia Declares Eid-el-Fitr Day

Eko Hot Blog reports that no crescent was sighted on Monday, April 8, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which means this year’s Ramadan fasting will be observed till Tuesday....READ FULL ARTICLE

According to Haramain News “The crescent moon was NOT sighted in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10th April 2024.”

Based on this development, Eid-el-Fitr celebration will be observed in the Kingdom on Wednesday 10 April, 2024.

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Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sa’ad Abubakar, has instructed the Muslim Ummah to observe the crescent of Shawwal 1445AH starting Monday.

The Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council Sokoto, Sambo Janaidu, conveyed the directive in a statement in Sokoto on Sunday.

The Sultan prayed for Allah’s continued assistance in fulfilling Muslims’ religious duties and asked the public to report sightings of the new moon through the Sultanate Council.

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The statement reads: “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, April 8, equivalent to the 29th day of Ramadan 1445AH, will be the day to look for the new moon of Shawwal 1445AH.

“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Shawwal 1445AH on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan.

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“Furthermore, the public can report sightings of the new moon through the following telephone numbers: 08037157100, 07067416900, 08066303077, 08036149757, 08035965322, and 08099945903.”

Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, immediately follows Ramadan, marking the commencement of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

The month symbolises a new beginning and spiritual rejuvenation after a month of purification, offering ample opportunities to sustain the positive habits cultivated during Ramadan....READ FULL ARTICLE