Shawwal moon sighted in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Eid-ul-Fitr to be on Friday

Web Desk: The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Turkey, Palestine and other gulf countries of the world.

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Following the moon sighting, the first day of Eid will fall on Friday, June 15.

As per media reports, the International Astronomy Centre said that the crescent of Shawwal moon was sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain.

In the UAE, as announced earlier, the public sector will observe their Eid break until Sunday, June 17, while the private sector will observe a two-day break on Friday and Saturday.

The Shawwal moon was not sighted on Thursday, hence Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country on June 16, Saturday.

Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced the decision following a meeting in Karachi, saying the committee did not receive any evidence of moon sighting.

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