Shawwal moon sighted in UAE and in Saudi Arabiya, Eid Al Fitri is on Friday, June 15, 2018

ABU DHABI: The moon of the month of Shawwal, marking Eid-ul-Fitr, has been sighted in the United Arab Emirates and in Saudi Arabia, it emerged on Thursday.

Following the moon sighting, the first day of Eid will fall on Friday, June 15.

As per media reports, the International Astronomy Centre said that the crescent of Shawwal moon was sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain.

The final decision will be announced after Maghrib prayers, said the centre.

The Saudi Supreme Court also announced that the start of Eid Al-Fitr will be Friday June 15, after reported sightings of the new moon, Saudi Press Agency reported.

In Pakistan, the holy month of Ramazan began on Thursday, May 17. In Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the month of Ramazan also began on Thursday, May 17.

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