Eid ul-Fitr 2024: Morocco set to sight moon soon


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Morocco has confirmed when it will be able to sight the moon for Eid ul-Fitr 2024. Countries that searched for the crescent moon on Monday, April 8, but failed to spot it, have already announced their Eid date.

This means they had to extend their Ramadan fasting by one more day before breaking the fast with Eid on April 10, marking the beginning of Shawwal.

Meanwhile, other nations, including Morocco, are attempting to sight the moon on Tuesday, April 9. Having started its Ramadan on March 12, Morocco has now reached the 29th day when it must try to spot the slim crescent in the evening skies.

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The reports from Morocco – Britain’s nearest Islamic country – will be used by moonsighting committees in the UK if they aren’t able to get a glimpse of the crescent locally.

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Morocco has announced that the moonsighting for Eid ul-Fitr will be taking place on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry asked its religious committee and representatives to observe the moon for Shawwal, marking the conclusion of Ramadan, reports Birmingham Live.

Muslims across the UK will be celebrating Eid this week(Image: Westfield)

Astronomers have forecasted that the moon should easily be seen and Eid will be on Wednesday, April 10.

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