Eid-ul-Fitr 2022: Will Shawwal crescent moon be visible in India, Pak right now?

Saudi Arabia Supreme Court and the moon sighting committees in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Muscat, Yemen, Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and different Arab states have already introduced that Muslims in these nations will rejoice Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday May 2, 2022 and because the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and European nations depend on moon announcement by Saudi Arabia Royal Court, Muslims there may even mark Eid celebrations with the Gulf states.

Given that Muslims throughout India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and different South Asian nations are gearing as much as search for the Shawwal crescent – the brand new moon to mark the top of Ramadan, tonight i.e. May 1, there would possibly be a rarest of uncommon case that the followers of Islam might get an opportunity to rejoice this year’s Eid-ul Fitr with their Muslim brethren in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, UK, USA and different Gulf and western nations, if moon is sighted tonight in South Asian nations. However, the Pakistan Meteorological Department had tweeted, “According to astronomical parameters, there is a No Chance of sighting the new moon of Shawwal, 1443 AH on the evening of 01-05-2022 i.e. on 29th of Ramazan, 1443 AH (sic).”

According to the International Astronomical Centre, Eid Al Fitr 2022 is predicted to fall on Monday, May 2 in most Islamic nations and previous to the moon sighting on Saturday, April 30, Mohammad Shawkat Odeh, director of the International Astronomical Centre, had reportedly mentioned that sighting the Shawwal crescent would be not possible as a result of the moon is predicted to set earlier than the solar therefore, nations that started fasting on April 2 this year, will seemingly full 30 days of Ramadan, that means Eid Al Fitr will begin there on May 2.

As for nations like Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Oman, Jordan, Morocco and Ghana – that started fasting for Ramadan 2022 from April 3, Mohammad Shawkat Odeh mentioned the crescent of Shawwal will seemingly be seen on Sunday, May 1. This means Eid in these nations too would possibly be celebrated on May 2, 2022 therefore, there’s a wafer-thin likelihood that Muslims in India and different South Asian nations might rejoice this year’s Eid-al-Fitr with their Muslim brethren in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, UK, USA and others, if Shawwal crescent moon is sighted tonight.

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