IQNA

13:33 - May 16, 2020
News ID: 3471436
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The European Council for Fatwa and Research said Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall on Sunday, May 24.

 

The Council, which is based in Dublin, Ireland, said in a statement that “The moon of Shawwal will be born on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 17:39 GMT (20:39 Mecca time).

Accordingly, it would be impossible to see the moon before sundown on Friday, May 22, either with naked eye or modern sets in Mecca.

Therefore, Sunday, May 24, will be the first day of `Eid Al-Fitr.”

The Fiqh Council of North America (FQNA) had also said earlier that Eid al-Fitr would be marked on May 24, aboutIslam.net reported.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan and the beginning of the month of Shawwal.

 

 

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