The Shawwal crescent moon was expected to be sighted in Saudi Arabia on Friday, May 22 night. The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, that marks the end of the 30-day fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday, May 24 in Saudi Arabia, meaning that Ramadan will last 30 days this year.
Religious authorities based in Jerusalem, the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, Kuwait, Libya and Lebanon also said that Eid al-Fitr would begin on Sunday. The date and timing of Eid is determined by the position of the moon, according to the Islamic lunar calendar.
The International Astronomical Center ...
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