Eid ul Fitr
Saudi astronomer says Shawwal moon is unlikely to appear anywhere on May 11, so Eid will follow 30 days of fasting !
Riyadh (latest newspaper. May 5, 2021) The last days of Ramadan have arrived. This last ten days of Ramadan are full of worship and virtues. Fasting for the sake of the Lord is rewarded with the joys of Eid ul Fitr. Everyone wants to know how many fasts Ramadan will have this time and when the first Shawwal moon will appear. In this regard, the famous Saudi astronomer Majid Abu Zahra has predicted that this time there will be 30 full Ramadan fasts.
The moon is unlikely to appear on Tuesday, the 29th of Ramadan (May 11). The first moon of Shawwal will appear on Wednesday, May 12, so Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13 in the country. Engineer Majid Abu Zahra, head of the Saudi Astronomical Association, said that the moon would not appear on the evening of the 29th of Ramadan because it would not have been long before its birth, so the moon would set at 6:39 a.m. 12 minutes before sunset. Will
Therefore, it will be impossible to see the moon of the first Shawwal on Tuesday evening. The sun will set in the sky in Makkah on Wednesday, May 12 (Ramadan 30) at 6:52 p.m. At the same time, the moon will appear at a height of 7 degrees, which will be visible from 7:30 to 30 minutes. The moon will be visible in the sky for about 38 minutes. However, he said that the final and official decision and announcement of the sighting of the crescent would be made by the Saudi Supreme Court.
Which will receive evidence gathered from different areas. On the other hand, the Saudi government has announced a holiday for Eid al-Fitr. The Saudi Ministry of Manpower and Social Welfare said in a statement on Eid holidays for the public, private and non-profit sectors that government employees are being given 12 Eid holidays this time.
The Eid holidays for government employees will start on Thursday, May 6 and will continue till Monday, May 17. All government offices will be open from Tuesday, May 18. While employees of private and non-profit sectors are being given 4 days off on Eid ul Fitr this time. Employees of these departments will be on leave from May 12 to May 15. They must return to work on May 16. Employers have been instructed to abide by Article 24 of the Labor Act and not to require employees to perform their duties during these four days.