JUST IN: Saudi Arabia,Turkey to observe Eid-el-Fitr on Sunday

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The higher judiciary council of Saudi Arabia has announced that no moon has been sighted today, Friday. Thus 30 days of fasting will be completed. Hence, Eid-Ul-Fitr 2020 will be celebrated on May 24 in Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, Nigerians are still waiting to get official announcement from the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, as the search for the new moon of Shawwal is still on till later tonight.

Hence Muslims in Nigeria are still waiting to be guided by the advice of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.

Similarly, the following countries have also announced their position on the Eid-el-Fitr prayers.

Australia

Australian National Imams Council announced that Saturday (May 23) would be the last day of Ramadan and Sunday (May 24) the first day of Shawwal, as well as Eid Al Fitr.

Indonesia

According to the Astronomy Centre, Indonesia and Malaysia officially confirmed Sunday (May 24) as first day of Eid Al Fitr.

Kerala, India

Muslims across the Indian state of Kerala will celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Sunday. Religious leaders said since no sighting of moon was reported on Friday and Saturday being Ramadan 30, Eid will be celebrated on Sunday.

Turkey

According to reports, Shawwal moon was not sighted in Turkey on Friday after which the country announced May 24 (Sunday) as the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

AFP