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.
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