Spot the Eid Al Fitr crescent tonight in UAE

Spot the Eid Al Fitr crescent tonight in UAE

Abu Dhabi - UAE has set up a moon-sighting committee.


Published: Sat 24 Jun 2017, 2:56 PM

Last updated: Sat 24 Jun 2017, 11:55 PM

Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice, has issued a decision to set up the moon-sighting committee for the Holy Month of Ramadan to confirm the start of the month of Shawwal, which will mark the end of Ramadan and start of Eid Al Fitr.

The committee will meet to sight the crescent moon on Saturday, Ramadan 29, after Maghrib prayers, at the Judicial Department in Abu Dhabi.

The committee, chaired by the Minister of Justice, includes Mohammed bin Hamad Al Badi, President of the UAE Federal Supreme Court, along with a number of officials.

The decision called on all Shariah courts across the country to look out for the crescent moon and inform the committee.

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