No moon sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, no Eid prayer in mosques


Intl desk, May 22: The higher judiciary council of Saudi Arabia has announced that no moon has been sighted on Friday. Thus 30 days of fasting will be completed. Eid-Ul-Fitr 2020 will be celebrated on May 24 (Sunday).

In Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on 24th May as the moon is not sighted in these countries.

Muslims across Kerala will also celebrate the Eid on Sunday.

According to reports, the Shawwal moon was not sighted on Friday, meaning Saturday will be the last day of Ramadan, Arab News reports.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance has called on all imams in the Kingdom not to hold Eid prayers in mosques across the Kingdom.

In a circular issued on behalf of the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, to all its branches, the ministry has instructed the employees of mosques not to hold Eid prayers in mosques and prayer areas in the Kingdom.

The move is part of the temporary suspension of the gatherings in mosques in line with the precautionary measures that the Ministry continues to implement to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in tandem with the efforts of the state in this regard.