NDP Statement on Eid al-Fitr

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The members of the Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees also held their meetings in their respective areas.

If the crescent moon is spotted tonight, Eid Al Fitr will begin on Friday.

Weather is cloudy in some parts of India and Pakistan while there is clear sky in other parts.

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the Islamic holy month of Ramzan, will be celebrated across the country on June 16.

With the holy month of Ramazan drawing to a close, Muslims across the world are getting ready to celebrate Eidul Fitr this weekend.

According to Khaeej Times, the final decision will be taken when the moon-sighting committee in the UAE, which will meet only after Maghrib prayer, announces its decision.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has, however, chose to celebrate Eid on Saturday.

The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

The International Astronomical Centre, in Abu Dhabi expected Eid to be on Friday "in most Islamic countries including Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar".

While Australia and New Zealand will ring in the festival on Saturday, Singapore and Malaysia are observing it on Friday.

We'll know the official start date of Eid Al Fitr by tonight...

Eid al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan - the month of fasting in which Muslims across the world refrained from eating and drinking during day time.

JNI in a statement in Kaduna signed by its Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu further Muslims to intensify prayers for a hitch-free election.

Dressed in traditional clothing, those in attendance also shared food and donated money to charity in celebration with their friends and family.

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