RIYADH/ABU DHABI: The Shawwal moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the countries’ crescent sighting bodies announced on Saturday, later the religious festival will be observed on Monday.
“The Crescent of Shawaal 1443 WAS NOT SEEN today, subsequently the month of Ramadan will complete 30 days tomorrow and Monday May 2, 2022 will be Eid day,” Haramain’s official Twitter account announced.
As for the United Arab Emirates, the country’s Moon Observation Committee, according to Gulf News, said that the Shawwal crescent was not sighted, making Sunday, May 1, the last day of Ramadan.
Similarly, the publication reported that Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, France, Singapore and Australia would also observe Eid ul Fitr on Monday.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s moon-watching body, the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, will meet on Sunday to watch the moon of Shawal 1443 AH at the office of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interreligious Harmony.
Meanwhile, the Ruet-e-Hilal zonal and district committee meetings will be held at their respective venues, a ministry press release said on Saturday.
The chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad, will announce the final decision on whether to sight the crescent or otherwise, based on the information received for that purpose.