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Eid Moon Sighting 2019 in Saudi Arabia Live News Updates: Mecca Grand Mosque to Announce After Maghrib; Qatar Likely to Begin Eid on June 5

Mecca Grand Mosque will issue the official announcement after namaz-e-maghrib or the evening prayers. If the moon is sighted, then Eid al-Fitr will be observed tomorrow. Meanwhile, authorities in Qatar have indicated that Eid is likely to be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates.

While the announcement of Mecca Grand Mosque is awaited, experts in neighbouring Qatar have claimed that the first date of Eid al-Fitr 2019 could be June 5. “Qatar astronomical society expected that the first day of Eid Al Fitr will fall on Wednesday, June 5th. The State of Qatar depends on the Eid announcement from the Crescent Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs,” said a statement issued by the Qatar News Agency.

The Masjid al-Haram of the Grand Mosque in Mecca will issue an announcement on the sighting of Shawwal crescent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In case the moon is sighted, a similar announcement is expected from the Ministry of Religious Affairs in the neighbouring Gulf nations.

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Riyadh, June 3: The Grand Mosque in Mecca will issue an announcement post namaz-e-maghrib or the evening prayers whether the hilal crescent of Shawwal has been sighted. If the moon will be seen this evening, the prayers of Eid al-Fitr will be held tomorrow, June 4. Stay tuned here for the live news updates on Eid moon sighting 2019 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Eid Moon Sighting 2019 Live News Updates: Track Here Which Countries Will Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Tomorrow.

If the crescent remains unseen, the month of Ramadan would be extended by another day. The 30th fast would be observed tomorrow and the festival of Eid would be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5. Watch Live Streaming of Eid Moon Sighting 2019 on Al Arabiya.

If the moon is sighted in Saudi Arabia, it is most likely that the month of Ramadan would also be over in neighbouring parts of the Gulf as well as North Africa.

In case the crescent remains unseen, it is likely that most parts of the Middle East and the Gulf would observe the final Ramadan fast tomorrow. An announcement is expected from the respective Ministries of Religious Affairs by later this evening.

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Attempts to sight the moon in all parts of the world is being undertaken today, barring the region of the Indian subcontinent, where Ramadan, also referred to as Ramzan in that part of the world, began a day later on May 7. The countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have observed 28 fasts so far and will attempt to sight the hilal crescent tomorrow.

Eid al-Fitr is the biggest festival among Muslims across the world. In the KSA, the public sector has announced holidays from June 3 to June 7, whereas, the private sector is also expected to replicate.