Senegal’s Islamic Council says today that they did not confirm from anyone to have sighted the moon and that the West African nation will be observing the Muslim feast of Eid-Fitr on Monday but Gambia’s Supreme Islamic Council has announced on the state television, GRTS TV (9:10 pm) that the Moon was sighted in Mecca and within the country at Tabo Koto by the imam Nfamara Camara, and Suduwol by Haji Tunkarsa’s family. This confirms that Gambia will be observing the feast tomorrow.
Today, Saudi Arabia and many other Arab nations have confirmed sighting the moon and will be observing the feast tomorrow.
Oman, however, has not sighted the moon, and thus declared Monday June 26 as the first day of Eid al-Fitr. Bangladesh, Pakistan, India will be sighting the moon on Sunday. These countries started Ramadan on May 28 and so Sunday will be the 29th of Ramadan for them.
Eid al-Fitr, which means “festival of breaking the fast”, marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Turkey and Muslim communities in North America, Europe and Australia had previously announced they would celebrate Eid al-Fitr from Sunday June 25 based on astronomical calculations.