International desk, June 04: Tuesday, June 4, will be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr following the sighting of the moon, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced.
The court stated that a number of people witnessed sighting of the Shawwal crescent on Monday evening, Ramadan 29, corresponding to June 3, according a statement from the Royal Court carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
Eid Al-Fitr celebrations will also begin in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait on Tuesday.
The Saudi Supreme Court congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, the government and people of Saudi Arabia, as well as expatriates and the entire Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr.
It asked Almighty Allah to accept fasting and prayers of Muslims, close their ranks, improve their conditions, and return this precious occasion to the Kingdom and to all the Islamic Ummah with glory and victory and empowerment.
Earlier on Saturday, the Supreme Court had urged the people in the Kingdom to sight the crescent of the month of Shawwal on Monday for Eid Al-Fitr.
Source: Saudi Gazette