Saudi Arabia declares Wednesday Eid-el-Fitr celebration



By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has declared Wednesday Eid-el-Fitr celebration as the moon was not sighted in the kingdom on Monday.

The disclosure was made on the official Facebook page of Haramain, official platform for the Muslim community across the world.

The statement said since the moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Monday, the Eid-el-Fitr celebration would now be Wednesday,

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It said the Ramadan fast would continue on Tuesday, urging Muslims worldwide to use this period to please God.

“The crescent moon was NOT sighted in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10th April 2024.

“May Allāh ﷻ allow us to utilise the remaining moments of this blessed month to engage in that which pleases Him, may He accept our siyām, qiyām & a’māl & may He allow us to witness many more Ramadāns in good health. Āmīn,” the statement said.

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