International Astronomy Center: May 24, the first day of Eid Al Fitr – across the Emirates – news and reports


The International Astronomy Center in Abu Dhabi said that the start of Ramadan on Friday, April 24, 2020 in most Islamic countries indicates that Friday, May 22, will be the 29th of Ramadan 1441H in most Islamic countries.
Engineer Mohamed Shawkat Odeh, Director of the Center, said that for the countries that will be on Friday, 22 May, the 29th of Ramadan, seeing the crescent on that day is impossible from all countries of the Islamic world because of the sunset before the sun and because of the conjugation (the crescent is born) after sunset, and therefore it will complete These countries offer several days of Ramadan for 30 days, and the day of Eid will be on Sunday, May 24.
He pointed out that there are other countries that started the month of Ramadan on Saturday, April 25, and accordingly, these countries will investigate the crescent of the feast on Saturday, May 23, including Brunei, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, the Sultanate of Oman, Sudan, the Kingdom of Morocco, and many African and non-Arab Islamic countries in Africa, so that Eid Al Fitr will be in these Countries either on Sunday or Monday, because seeing the crescent on Saturday from the east of the Islamic world is possible using the telescope only, while seeing the crescent is possible with the unaided eye with difficulty from all the Arab world and the countries of Africa, southern Europe and Canada, and seeing the crescent on the day is possible with the naked eye easily from The United States, Central America, and North South America.
Therefore, it is expected that the feast will be in most of these countries on Sunday, May 24 as well, while it may be Monday, May 25 in some such as Pakistan and Brunei, due to the inability to see the crescent on Saturday from these areas with the naked eye.



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