Eid-ul-Fitr: Muslims to fast tomorrow, Shawwal moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia

Muslims across the world are to fast one more time tomorrow, to mark the end of the Ramadan fast, as the Shawwal moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia, Newspremises reports.

The committee responsible for sighting the moon in Saudi Arabia announced today that the Shawwal moon is yet to be sighted.

Consequently, Muslim faithful are required to fast tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Hence, Eid-ul-Fitr will now be officially celebrated in Nigeria on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

The sultan of Sokoto, the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslims, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, had previously issued a statement requesting Muslims to start looking for the new moon of Shawwal and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to him.

The Federal Government of Nigeria had since declare Wednesday and Thursday as public holiday to celebrate the holy festival.

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