JNN 8 Aug , 2013 Karachi : Pakistan’s Central Ruat-e-Hilal Committee have held a meeting at Karachi , and after analyzing the authenticity of the Moon Sighting witnesses from Different Parts of Pakistan , the Chairman of the Ruet e Hilal Commite announced the sighting of the Shawwal Moon, and announced that the Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated across Pakistan on Friday 9 Aug , 2013 India :
The Imam of Jama Masjid ,Delhi , India has announced that the Comitte for the Moon Sighting for the Month of Shawal has sighted and have declared that the Eid ul Fitr , will be celebrated across India on Friday , 09 Aug, 2013 .
The Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani Declaration of Eid ul Fitr :
The Grand Ayatollah Sistani declared Friday as the first day of Shaw’wal 1434 AH and Eid-ul-Fitr. The declaration of the Grand Ayatollah is as follows.:
In the name of Allah
Thursday is of the month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr in Iran and other Islamic countries will be on Friday and it is hoped will be Mubarak to all.
Saudi Arabia and Middle Eastern Arab Countries :
The new moon for Islamic month of Shawwal has been sighted in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA); Saudis and other Muslims in the Middle East celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday. Saudi Arabian regime has announced of sighting Shawwal Moon officially on Wednesday evening and announced celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday .
As the Supreme Court of the Kingdom Pronounced moon sighting on Wednesday Night , Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern Countries are Celebrating Eid ul Fitr 2013 on 08 Aug , 2013. The Biggest Eid Gathering was held at Masjid ul Haram , where Millions offered Eid Prayer.
Some Parts of the Europe Celebrated Eid With Suadi Arabia , while , Islamic Fiqh Council has announced celebrating Eid on Aug, 08. Many tribal areas in Pakistan have also announced of celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow with Saudi Arabia. Amongst those areas are included South Waziristam, Qambar Khel area of Khyber Agency, Mohmand Agency, and District Bannu’s Wahabi Sect which follows Saudi Rulers Instead of Islam’s teaching of Practical sighting of the Moon in the area , where it has to be celebrated.
Shawwal Moon has been sighted in Kuwait, UAE and other countries as well and people will celebrate Eid there but Oman has announced of keeping 30th fast on Thursday, saying Shawwal Moon has not been spotted in that country.
IRAQ , SYRIA , EGYPT :
Eid ul Fitr was celebrated on Thursday , 08 August in Majority of Muslim Countries , which includes , Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Malaysia , and Indonesia. Saudi Arabia , UAE, Kuwait , Jordan. Worshipers gathered in mosques in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, to begin the celebrations Thursday.
Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, also began Eid celebrations Thursday along with Muslims in Syria and Malaysia. Crowds of worshippers prayed and celebrated in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, while Egypt’s interim leaders attended prayers at a mosque in the capital.
Niger , Africa
Muslims in the West African country of Niger celebrate Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesdat , August 7. According to al-Kanz website, President of the Islamic Council of Niger Mohamed Ag Ahamoudou Chafiou announced that the Hilal, the crescent moon, was sighted on Tuesday, August 6, in several parts of the country. In a statement broadcast on the national radio, he said the Hilal was sighted in six regions in the country and therefore Wednesday is the beginning of the month of Shawwal and Eid-al-Fitr.
Sheikh Boureima Abdou Daouda, head of the Sahel Region’s Scholars Council and religious affairs adviser to Niger’s prime minister confirmed reports about Wednesday being Eid-al-Fitr. Muslims in Niger began the fasting month of Ramadan on Tuesday, July 9, and ended the holy month on Tuesday, August 6.
Europe , USA & Canada
The Organisation of Islamic centers in Europe , USA , Canada also announced the celebrations of Eid ul Fitr on Thrusday , 08 Aug 2013 . France’s Union of Islamic Organizations announced Thursday, August 8, as Eid Al-Fitr. Issuing a statement, the union said the country’s Muslim groups made extensive efforts to determine the beginning and end of the holy month of Ramadan.
It said representatives of 6 big Islamic organizations in France held a scientific meeting in May which decided to form a Fiqhi council to determine the first and last day of Ramadan. The statement added that according to the calculations by the members of the council, the first day of Ramadan was announced to be July 9 and its last day will be August 8.
The French Muslims Council, which is the only official Islamic institution recognized by the French government, had determined July 10 as the first day of Ramadan but withdrew its view following objections from Islamic groups and the Union of Islamic Organizations. France is home to the largest Muslim minority in Western Europe. Some 6 million Muslims are estimated to be living in the country.
Central Africa : KENYA
The government of Kenya has declared Friday a public holiday to mark Eid-al-Fitr. “It is notified for general information that Friday, 9th August, 2013, will be observed as a public holiday to mark Eid-al-Fitr Day, 2013,” said Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia in a gazette notice.
Eid is celebrated at the end of 30 days of fasting by Muslims and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims in many countries have announced that Thursday, August 8, will be the Eid while some countries will celebrate the occasion on Friday.