BREAKING: Eid al-Fitr is Friday as Shawwal moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

The Shawwal crescent moon has been sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

This is according to a statement issued from the Saudi Arabia Royal Court this evening, Thursday, April 20, 2023.

“The Crescent for the month of Shawwal 1444 was SEEN today in Tumair and Sudair subsequently tomorrow i.e Friday, 21st April 2023 is the day of Eid Al Fitr,” the Royal Court said.

BREAKING: Statement from the Royal Court

“Supreme Court: Tomorrow, Friday, 21st April 2023 is day of Eid Al Fitr”

— The Holy Mosques (@theholymosques) April 20, 2023


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Meanwhile, the moon is yet to be sighted in Nigeria as of the time of filing this report.

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) had earlier called on the Nigerian Muslim ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1444 A.H. immediately after sunset on Thursday, 29 Ramadan 1444 A.H., which is equivalent to 20 April, 2023.

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