Eid al-Fitr Announcement 2023 (1444 AH)
We are bidding farewell to the blessed month of Ramadan, the month of the Quran, the month of fasting, the month of night prayers, the month of forgiveness, the month of goodness and the month of generosity. Eid (al-Fitr) or breaking fast (1st day of Shawwal) comes after finishing the month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is being celebrated on Friday, April 21, 2023 in several places around the world.
The crescent moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, meaning that Thursday was the last day of the holy month, with Eid Al-Fitr celebrations to begin on Friday, April 21, 2023, the Crescent Sighting Committee announced.
( Source: Arab News )
North America & Europe
Eidul-Fitr 1444 AH: The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 4:12 Universal Time. On April 20, the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun everywhere in North America. Hence the first day of Shawwal is on Friday, April 21, 2023, insha'Allah.
The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar'i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months, including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal. FCNA uses the criteria of the European Council of Fatwa and Research (ECFR), which are that somewhere on the globe, at the sunset, the elongation should be at least 8 degrees and moon should be at least 5 degrees above horizon. If these conditions are met, then it is certain that the moon is above the horizon and will be visible somewhere on the globe. Hence the new lunar month will start the next day, otherwise, it will start on the day following next. On the basis of this, the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr are established.
( Source: Fiqh Council of North America )
Click here to see visibility curves and the earliest authentic moon sighting reports when information is received.
Eid al-Fitr 1444 AH: The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on April 20, 2023 (Thursday) at 4:12 UT. On April 20, the moon can be seen with difficulty in USA and parts of Canada. On April 21, it can be easily seen in the whole world ( visibility curves ).
( Source: Moonsighting )
Please consult your local Islamic Center and/or Mosque to determine when they will be celebrating Eid Al-Fitr.
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Topics: Eid Al-Fitr, Festivals (Eid), Ramadan, Zakat Al-Fitr