Eid al-Fitr 2018: Dates, Images, Greetings, GIFs and Pictures

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The moon can only be sighted if it is 26 hours and 42 minutes old, it added while stating that at sundown the moon will be 19 hours and three minutes old.

The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted and Friday is public Eid holiday in Malawi.

The countries have therefore fixed Friday as the first day of Eid-el-Fitr 1439, the report said.

The Eid moon has also been sighted in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the neighboring countries. However, it said the final decision in this regard will be announced by the moon-sighting committee after the Maghrib prayer (offered at the sunset). However, the number of days in the month is only established after sighting of the moon.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and the zonal committees also gathered the information from all across the country.

The Islamic month of Shawwal comes after the 29 or 30 days of the month of Ramadan when Muslims across the world observe a month long fasting.

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The holy month officially began on 16th May 2018, and is projected to end on 14th June 2018.

Eid Mubarak! May the seeds of your prayers throughout the month bear you brilliant fruits of prosperity throughout the year.

Muslims have been urged to sustain the piety, charity, good neighbourliness and forgiveness which were parts of the lessons derived from Ramadan in line with the Holy Qur'an and the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Accordingyly, moon sighting committees are formed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and other Arab states.

President George Manneh Weah has reaffirmed his Government's unwavering support, commitment to the Islamic Community and to the promotion of religious tolerance here, in his message wishing the entire Muslim Community a Happy Eid Mubarak.