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Eid Moon Sighting 2023 in Saudi Arabia Live News Updates: Shawwal crescent sighting in Saudi Arabia, Eid Al-Fitr on April 21

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Riyadh, April 20: Muslims in Saudi Arabia will gather to watch the moon this evening. The process of observing the moon is taking place to determine the date of Eid 2023 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Eid or Eid al-Fitr is one of the two biggest festivals celebrated by Muslims all over the world. Moreover, the sighting of the moon will mark the end of the current month of Ramadan and the beginning of the month of Shawwal 1444. Like every year, Recently It will provide live news updates on moon sighting in Eid 2023 in Saudi Arabia. Stay here with us to get instant and accurate live news updates from Saudi Arabia to watch the Eid crescent.

Eid is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which begins after the end of Ramadan. Each month in the Islamic calendar, which is based on the lunar cycle, lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of the moon. On the 29th of every month, Muslims try to sight the moon. If the moon is seen, the current month ends and a new month begins. If the moon is not seen, the current month completes 30 days and Muslims welcome a new month after that. Eid date 2023 in India: When is the moon sighting on Eid Al-Fitr? Know the date of Ramadan Chand Raat and tentative dates for the Islamic festival.

Muslims in Saudi Arabia started fasting Ramadan from March 23. Accordingly, the 29th of Ramadan falls today, i.e. the 20th of April. Therefore, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims in Saudi Arabia to try to see the moon this evening and report their sighting, if any, to the nearest court. If the crescent of Shawwal is seen this evening, the month of Ramadan will end and the feast will be celebrated on April 21st, marking the beginning of the month of Shawwal. Islamic Calendar 2023: From Ramadan to Eid Al-Fitr and Bakrid, List of Islamic Eids, Events and Holidays and their Georgian and Hijri dates.

If no crescent sighting certificate is available, the 30-day month of Ramadan will be completed on April 21. In this case, Muslims will welcome Shawwal on April 22nd and celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the same day. Stay connected with us to get live news updates about Shawwal crescent sighting or moon sighting on Eid 2023 in Saudi Arabia.

(The above story first appeared on LastLY on April 20, 2023 05:16PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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