Saturday, August 18, 2012

Eid Mubarak!

Its official! No Moon sighted in the Middle east and the west on Friday, making Eid to Fall on Sunday as that puts us on a full 30 day month fast. The moon sighting committees in the UAE and Saudi Arabia have confirmed that the Shawal moon was not sighted on Friday Evening. The Fiqh Council of North America concurs as well. Tanzania Seems to follow suit, nothing has been announced by BAKWATA(Baraza Kuu la Waislamu Tanzania) on the moon sighting. So Kesho kufunga kama kawa.

 However, in the Nothern tribal areas of Pakistan (N.Waziristan and Shabqadar) are celebrating their eid on Saturday. The local Islamic scholars in the main mosque of Miranshah collected six evidences of moon sighting from six different witnesses, who claimed to have sighted the moon.  So Eid Mubarak to folks in the Northern Area of Pakistan, for the rest of you folks, Ramadhan is about patience, so persevere for another day.
On a side note: The UAE and Saudi Arabia have declared a 10 day public holiday. Shiiish! Must be Nice.

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