Gulf Today Report
The moon sighting committee said that the crescent was not sighted in the UAE on Saturday.
The authorities said that May 1 will be the last day of the Ramadan. May 2 will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
The moon sighting committee said that it was not possible to see the crescent of the month of Shawwal this evening, Saturday, in several regions.
"Sunday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr will take place on Monday," the Saudi royal court and the Supreme Court said.
The timing of Eid is determined by the position of the moon, in accordance with the Muslim lunar calendar.
The holiday is normally celebrated by families gathering together.
Eid Al Fitr prayers protocol in UAE:
— The durations of the prayer and Khutba must not exceed 20 minutes.
— Worshippers to be supervised by police patrols, volunteers and imams to prevent overcrowding.
— Use personal or disposable worship carpets.
— Gates of mosques must be opened after the dawn prayer on day of Eid for Eid prayer, provided external speakers can broadcast the Eid takbeers half an hour before the prayer.
— We stress the necessity of obligating worshippers to wear face masks at all times and follow physical distancing at a distance of one metre.
— Avoid gathering and shaking hands after prayers.
— Outside areas of mosques must display physical distancing stickers with possibility of gathering in parks and parking lots nearing mosques.
— Wearing face masks and practising social distancing, especially when nearby vulnerable groups.
— Limit celebrations to immediate family members and relatives.
— Ensuring a valid green pass on Al Hosn app.
— We urge the public to use electronic alternatives for giving Eid presents.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal entities in the UAE will begin on Friday, 29th Ramadan (corresponding to 22nd May) until 3rd Shawwal 1441 H, which is yet to be declared.
Up to 1100 purchase vouchers from several commercial centers in Shabwa have been handed out by ERC teams among the targeted beneficiaries, including orphans, families of children with special needs and indigent households so that they can share the joy of Eid with others.
The faithful performed special Eid prayers in their respective mosques as the government had already issued directives on worshippers keeping a distance between themselves during prayers and urged them to refraining from hugs and kisses.
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