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Eid al-Fitr: Saudi Arabia asks citizens to sight Shawwal moon on Monday


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RIYADH: The authorities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday requested the residents to sight the Shawwal moon on the night of April 8 (Monday).

In an announcement, the Saudi Supreme Court docket referred to as on the residents to report the moon sighting and notify the respective authority.

As per the Sharia, the sighting could be carried out with the bare eye or by utilizing binoculars, following which the invention have to be notified to the closest court docket or centre, Alarabiya Information reported.

Ramadan in 2024 started on March 11, throughout which Muslims chorus from consuming and ingesting from dawn to sundown.

In Pakistan, the Met Workplace, nonetheless, predicted that the primary day of Eid al-Fitr would fall on April 10, because the Shawwal moon was anticipated to be sighted on April 9.

PMD mentioned the crescent can be born on April 8 at 11:21pm and it could be aged between 19 and 20 hours the following day round Maghrib prayer.

The crescent could possibly be noticed for over 50 minutes round sunset, it added.

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