Impossible to see moon on Monday – Eid Al-Fitr will fall on Wednesday, not Tuesday
Kuwaiti Astronomer Adel Al-Saadoun said it is impossible to see the Shawwal crescent on Monday; hence, Eid Al-Fitr will fall on Wednesday, not Tuesday as announced earlier, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The daily obtained a copy of his message to all the concerned entities in Arab countries, in which he explained that the crescent will not appear after sunset on Monday for a period ranging from two minutes to 11 minutes from Kuwait to Morocco and Mauritania.
Therefore, it will be impossible to see the crescent during this period, he added.
Al Qabas and Arabtime
Eid Al-Fitr tomorrow Tuesday June 4th
Kuwait’s higher authority for sighting the Shawal crescent announced on Monday that Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, begins on Tuesday.
The authority chief, justice Jassem Al-Mutawaa, said in a statement that the sighting of the crescent had been authenticated.
He addressed congratulations on the happy occasion to His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince, His Highness the premier, the people of Kuwait, Arab and Muslim nations.
Identical sentiments were expressed by the Minister of Justice, the Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Dr. Fahad Al-Afasi. Other states that have announced celebrating the eid tomorrow were Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iraq’s Kurdistan, Qatar and Bahrain.