The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the custodians of Islamic holy sites, has declared that Eid-el-Fitr 2022 will be marked on Monday 2 May as the moon is yet to be sighted.
A similar pronouncement has been made in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the UAE, Qatar and other Arab states the same day.
The Shawwal crescent was not visible on Saturday all over the muslim world. And not in Nigeria too, where many muslim faithful await a pronouncement from the Sultan of Sokoto.
But Sheikh Habeeb Adam El -Llory, the Mudeer Markaz has announced Monday 2nd of May as Eid-el- Fitr day.
According to the UAE Moon Sighting Committee, the crescent moon of Shawwal was not sighted in the UAE on Saturday hence, Sunday, May 1, will be the last day of Ramadan 2022 and Monday May 2 will be celebrated as the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
Since the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and European countries rely on moon announcement by Saudi Arabia Royal Court, Muslims there will also mark Eid celebrations with the Gulf states.
Under perfect weather conditions, the Shawwal crescent is expected to be visible in London, Morocco, South Africa, Spain and other countries on May 1, 2022.
If authentic moon sighting reports are received, Eid-el-Fitr 2022 will be celebrated on Monday 2, 2022 in these countries.
Here’s when Egypt, Turkey and Iraq will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr 2022.
As per the latest announcements in Turkey, Egypt and Iraq, Sunday will be the last day of Ramadan 2022 and Monday May 2 will be the first day of Shawwal and Eid Al Fitr 2022.
Pakistan has announced Eid-ul-Fitr holidays from May 2 to May 5, 2022.
The ninth month in the Islamic Lunar Calendar is Ramadan and the tenth is Shawwal whose first day is marked as the festival of Eid-el-Fitr across the world.
Shawwal translation means, ‘festival of breaking of the fast.’