Eid al-Fitr Announcement 2018

RAMADAN the month of fasting, the month of extra devotion, repentance, developing compassion and more, will end on Thursday, June 14, 2018, for most Muslims around the world.

According to the Fiqh Council of North America Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Friday June 15, 2018. 

The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) have come up with similar positions related to the permissibility of the use of calculation method for determining the beginning of lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal.

It is expected Muslims in the United Kingdom - England, Scotland and Ireland - along with Europe's Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Germany and Russia's Chechnya will also observe Eid al-Fitr on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Saudi Arabia announced that Eid al-Fitr will be on Friday. The announcement late Thursday by Saudi Arabia's higher judicial council, carried by official media, came as religious authorities in four other Gulf Arab states -- the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain -- also announced that Eid al-Fitr would begin on Friday. Religious authorities in Jordan and Lebanon also said Eid would start on Friday. The Gulf sultanate of Oman, also, announced that Eid will be celebrated on Friday. The same was true of Egypt's Islamic authority, meaning Muslims in both of those countries will be fasting for 30 days.

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Pakistan and India on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

The three-day festival, which begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon, marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and marital relations from dawn to dusk.

Please consult your local Islamic Center and/or Mosque to determine when they will be celebrating Eid Al-Fitr.



Click on the links below for additional information on Eid:

How to offer Eid prayer:


Essence of Eid

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  3 Comments   Comment

  1. scader from USA

    Assalamu alaikum,

    May Allah SWT help the Muslims to make united decisions. A good way to start this is to be HUMBLE in all actions similar to the conduct (sunna) of our beloved prophet Muhammad. Allh SWT made the good and the bad. But the good people must protect their goodness if needed even with the sword for the benefit of all. My humble opinion is to do as the prophet did unless he has indicated in his sunna about the allowability of calculation. A problem I see with calculation is a social problem of isolation from the Ummah. Seeing the moon and passing on the good news is more interactive and sociable. Islam is a social religion. Please, consider this in your discussions. Thank you. Jazakallahu Khairan. Peace to all the Muslim countries now in tumulus.

  2. Babandi A. Gumel from U.K

    We should make Du'a for the Unity of the Ummah.You could notice while some celebrated their Eid since on Thursday others I understand are waiting until they see the Moon with their naked eyes before celebrating the Eid on Sunday.At least those who celebrated on Friday and Saturday we could say it was not bad therefore Alhamdu Lillahi but for Thursday Masha Allah it was so quick although also not bad therefore Allah accept as for those waiting until Sunday Subhanallah the Mutaakkhirin why so late any how it is better than nothing.So therefore this is why I said we should all make Du'a as they committed no crime therefore should not be blamed.Takabbalallahu Minnah wa Winhum.

  3. Jawad from US

    The prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wassalam:

    Said: Start your fast when you see the moon and stop it when you see the moon. "See". I don't think calculations have eyes. This maybe a

    sciencetific breakthrough. However, it is BI'DA.

    Allah was not heedless of the future, he knew all these new inventions was going to be here.

    Yet, his messenger still said look for the moon with your eye...The best speech is the book of Allah and the best guidance is of our prophet Muhammad sallahu alayhi wassallam.......So stick to the SUNNAH brothers and Sisters.. .....Barakullah Feekum......!