When to Avoid Driving During Eid al-Fitr

The decision also calls on all Sharia courts across the country to look out for the crescent moon and inform the committee of any sightings.

The details of Shawwaal moon sighting are available on The Climate Data Processing Centre's official website.

Earlier, the federal government made all-out efforts to celebrate Eid on the same day across the country through sending the controversial Khateeb Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai to Dubai just a few days before Eidul Fitr but unfortunately they failed in this regard.

Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice issued the resolution for the moon-sighting committee. As Eid ul-Fitr begins, Muslims often purchases new clothes for the occasion, prepare various delicacies and take part in the festival.

"Tomorrow's meeting will conclude if the first day of Eid is going to be on Friday or Saturday in the Sultanate", said Yousuf Al Rahbi, Assistant Director of Astronomy Affairs Department at the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs.

Every year, the dates of Ramadan and Eid change - as the Muslim calendar, which began when Prophet Mohammad migrated from Mecca to Medina (also known as Hijr) in 622 AD - is based on the phases of the moon.

Eid Al Fitr is one of two holy feasts in the Muslim world. The prayers are always performed in a group and involve particular rituals and a sermon unique to other prayers practised by Muslims. Moreover, Meethi Eid has got people to prepare traditional Eid desserts for their family and friends.

  • Rogelio Becker