Some Muslims observe six days of fasting during Shawwāl beginning the day after Eid ul-Fitr since fasting is prohibited on this day.
The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is set to hold a meeting on Thursday (June 14) for Shawal moon sighting in Karachi.
The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced a national holiday for private sector employees to mark Eid Al Fitr. The first day of Shawwāl is Eid al-Fitr.
If Ramadan ends at 29 days and Eid falls on Friday, private sector firms will be closed until Saturday, with work resuming on Sunday. Now, that Eid ul-Fitr is around the corner, it is quite probable that the moon sighting problem will persist yet again.
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The traditional greeting of "Eid Mubarak" is used by Muslims during the holy festival around the world and you will undoubtedly see it being sent around social media.
The details of Shawwaal moon sighting are available on The Climate Data Processing Centre's official website. The crescent moon appears only for a few minutes on the first day of the month and if people miss the chance to spot it, they have to rely on sources from other cities.
The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15th and Monday, 18th June as public holidays to celebrate this year's Eid-el Fitr.