Eid Ul Fitr 2022: Shawwal Moon Will Be Sighted In J&K And Other Parts Of India | Moon Is Expected To Be Born On |
Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-al-Fitr is the grandest celebration of Muslims all over the world as it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to- sunset fasting of Ramadan.
Also known as Meethi Eid, it is celebrated on the first day of Shawaal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
In Jammu & Kashmir and other parts India, According to reports, Shawwal moon is likely to be sighted on the evening of May 2, following which Eid ul Fitr will fall on Tuesday, May 3, this year.
However, the celebration will depend on the sighting of the new moon. Eid is celebrated across the world on different days as per new moon sighting.
As per media reports, the astronomers said that the moon is expected to be born between April 30 and May 1 on crossing conjunction point at 1:28am PST.
Earlier, On 29 October Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has called on Muslims throughout the Kingdom to sight the Shawwal moon on the eve of 29th Ramadan 1443 AH which falls on Saturday, the Saudi Gazette reported.
A statement issued by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that the Saudi apex court urged people to report to the nearest court and register testimony in case they spot the crescent of Shawwal either with the naked eye or through binoculars.
The Eid prayers will be offered 15 minutes after sunrise on whichever day Eid falls as per the Umm Al-Qura calendar.
Moreover, Saudi Arabia will observe four days of Eid holidays, starting Sunday, both for private and non-profit sectors.