Moon sighting: Eid expected to be on the same day world over

President of Saudi Astrology says moon will be easily available on Tuesday evening.

Express August 28, 2011


This year, Eid ul Fitr is expected to be observed on the same day all over the world. According to Saudi astrologists there is no chance of a moon sighting in Saudi Arabia on the evening of Monday 29 August and hence Ramazan will be 30 days long, ending on August 30.

President of Saudi Astrology Society Majeed Abu Zehra said that the moon will be easily visible on Tuesday evening and therefore, Eid will be on Wednesday, August 31. On the other hand, the Saudi Supreme Court has advised the citizens of the country to aim for sighting the moon and in case it is visible, to inform the nearest court.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2011.


Alsahdiq | 10 years ago | Reply

The most authentic Shahadut is that the only place in the world where Shuwwaal Helaal has been seen on Monday Aug. 29, 2011 was in Chile in south western south America over six hours after those in Riyadh declared celebrating their "Festival". The "Festival" of feasting on the last day of Rumzaan.Ref: . This is nothing new as they have been doing so for many many years now. What more, everyone in Musjidulheraam knows that they enforce this "Sacrilege" on Musjidulheraam against the wishes of the Saudee Ulamah who suffer such a sinful act in silence. Everyone is reminded here that saying something which Allah has not permitted is a sinful act and hence calling the last day of Rumzaan a day of Eid is a sinful act. It is true that many a people in the world are now celebrating the Saudee "Festival" but there still are many steadfast people who hold the rope of Allah tight and they do not entertain the fiction that is announced from Riyadh. The next door neighbour of Saudees the Omanis are one of them. The Moroccans are as strict as is Rev. Muneeburrahman Saheb is. The Libyans for the first time after a long time are celebrating Eidulfitr as commanded by Allah i.e. on Wednesday. so are many people in Britain and also in N America. The Afghans also celebrate the Saudee "Festival" so the fallout of this can be seen in Peshawar. So we can say to them "Happy feasting of the last day of Rumzaan".

Ahmer Ali | 10 years ago | Reply

Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.Whatever happens in this regard in the world and Saudi Arabia but our Pakhtoon brothers shall try their utmost to observe Eid-ul-Fitr after completing 29 Fasts.

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