BREAKING:  Australia officially confirms Wednesday as first day of Eid Al Fitr 2024

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The Fatwa Council confirmed that Tuesday, April 9, will be the last day of Ramadan

The sighting of the moon will determine when the Islamic month of Shawwal startsImage Credit: File

Dubai: Australia has officially announced Wednesday as the first day Eid Al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the month of Shawwal.

Following inquiries to local and global observatories, the Australian Fatwa Council has confirmed that the new moon will be born on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at specific times in Sydney and Perth. Consequently, Tuesday, April 9, will be the last day of Ramadan, and Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

The Fatwa Council said that the determination of Eid Al Fitr’s date is based on the calculated birth of the moon before sunset, the duration of the moonset after sunset, and the possibility of moon sighting. This method aligns with approaches adopted by prominent global scholars’ councils.

While recognising and respecting diverse opinions within the Muslim community, the Australian National Imams Council and the Australian Fatwa Council emphasize unity in preserving common values and interests.

Source: Gulf News

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