Letters to the Editor, June 26, 2017: Muslims celebrate Ramadan's passing

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to conduct Shawwal moon sighting tonight

Both Sunni and Shia Muslims in Iraq celebrated Eid al-Fitr on the same day in 2016 for the first time in several years. We will update this article once we get a confirmation from Saudi Arabia that the Eid al-Fitr has been declared on Sunday, June 25.

Same was the scene in other markets of districts like Baramulla, Anantnag, Sopian and others where people were seen busy in buying essentials for Eid celebrations. Afghan News Agency on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook. Whereas for those belonging to other Islamic sects, Roza will end on completion of the 30 day-period depending on the moon sighting as per the calendar they follow.

Because Eid takes place at the same point in each lunar year, the date of the festivity varies on the Gregorian calendar.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday to mark the end of fasting month of Ramzan, it was announced on Saturday. It's a day for special prayers and an extension of forgiveness and generosity.

"Accordingly, Sunday will complete the thirtieth day of the month of Ramadan 1438 H, and Monday is the start of the month of Shawwal 1438 H, corresponding to 26 June 2017".

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It is a time when we take stock of all the lessons we have learned over the holy month of Ramadan, as we mark its passing with our family and friends.

Astronomical calculations have already revealed that Eid al-Fitr 2017 in India will fall on Monday.

How should you greet Muslims on Eid al-Fitr?

Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman has asked the people from across the country to approach the committee members via phone numbers 03002043428, 0919626663 and 03356329700 for providing evidence/information about moon sighting. Some parts of Latin America, the United States and Africa will also be able to see the new moon with the naked eye on the evening of June 24. Even more, if you want to sent or greet your loved one, you need to variety of EID Mubarak Wishes 2017 as well as Images to fulfill their mind by your single. However, in most non-Muslim countries, it's only celebrated for one day.

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