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Eid Al Fitr 2014 : Shawwal moon sighted, Saudi Arabia, UAE, rest of Middle East celebrate Eid on July 28

Riyadh, July 28 (): Shawwal moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia and UAE; therefore Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on Monday, July 28. Also, Eid will be celebrated on Monday in Kuwait, Jordan and Iraq. Similarly, Muslim communities in other western countries including UK and the US will also celebrate Eid on Monday.

Shawwal moon sighting marks the conclusion of holy month of Ramazan and celebration of Eid Al Fitr in Islamic countries.

Eid Al Fitr in UAE

Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Committee led the committee meeting held at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. The announcement made by him said that post looking at all legitimate means and making interactions with neighbouring countries, the Shawwal moon was sighted on July 27, Sunday and therefore that day will be the last day of holy month Ramadan and July 28, Monday, the 1st of Shawwal 1435, is the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

Eid Al Fitr in Saudi Arabia

Shawwal moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia; therefore Eid Al Fitr in the kingdom will be celebrated on Monday,July 28.

Eid Al Fitr in Pakistan

Met Office, Pakistan said there are strong probabilities of Shawwal Moon to be sighted on July 28, 2014 along the coastal line of Baluchistan and Sindh. They said there are no chances of the moon to be sighted in Pakistan or Middle East on 27th of July. Chief Meteorologist says that there is high probability of Eid being held on 29th of July, however, the final decision will be made by the Moon-Sighting Committee only.

Eid Al Fitr in Bangladesh, India

Other countries like India, Bangladesh and other Asian countries will organize their moon sighting meeting on Monday to decide the first lunar day of Shawwal.

Reports say the national moon sighting committee will meet at 7.15pm on July 28 at the Bangladesh Islamic Foundation to review reports on the sighting of the Shawwal moon in Bangladesh.