Muslims in Arab states, some others countries celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr
15 Jun 2018, 08:48 | updated: 15 Jun 2018, 08:57
Moon was not sighted in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan and hence in these South Asian countries Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday.
However, in Gulf Countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain etc Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated today (Friday). Besides, Turkey is also celebrating Eid today as well.
Filipino Muslims take a selfie during the first day celebration of Eid al Fitr before morning prayers at Luneta Park in Manila, Philippines June 15, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Apart from Gulf Countries, Eid will be celebrated in South-East Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines etc on 15 June.
Cape Town Muslims pray as they gather for the sighting of the moon, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cape Town, South Africa June 14, 2018. Photo: Reuters
In Bangladesh too, at certain places, people are celebrating Eid on Friday.
Twelve months of Islamic calendar carry either 29 or 30 days. Ramzan also has either 29 or 30 days and Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic calendar. However, the number of days in the month is only established after sighting of the moon.