Eid Al Fitr 2022: UAE residents urged to sight Shawwal crescent

The festival is marked on the first day of the month of Shawwal

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Published: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 12:05 PM

Last updated: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 10:48 PM

The moon-sighting committee has invited all Muslims in the UAE to sight the crescent of the month of Shawwal on Saturday evening, 29th Ramadan, 1443 H, which corresponds to April 30, 2022.

The committee requested anyone who sees the crescent to contact the number 026921166 to be directed to the nearest court to record the testimony.

Eid Al Fitr is marked on the first day of Shawwal - the month that comes after Ramadan in the Hijri calendar and this year, the Islamic festival, is expected to fall on May 2, as per astronomical calculations.

Mosques across the UAE are preparing to welcome worshippers for the special Eid prayers as most Covid restrictions have been eased and residents will be marking the festival that is ‘closest to normal’ in two years.


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