Muslims around the world are preparing to see the crescent moon to embrace the month of Shawwal on Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-al-Fitr. The ninth month on the Islamic Lunar calendar is Ramadan and the tenth is Shawwal whose first day is marked as Eid-ul-Fitr worldwide.
While the West traditionally follows the Gregorian calendar, the Islamic calendar is a month which means it is based on the view of the crèche moon. Every year, Eid-ul-Fitr occurs about 10-11 days in advance depending on when the moon is seen as the lunar months are shorter than the lunar months and therefore vary from country to day by day.
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— Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) May 11, 2021
According to Haramain Sharifain
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Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court is summoning Muslims in the UAE, Qatar and other Arab provinces to see the leading month of Shawwal on Tuesday evening, May 11, 2021, marking Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of Ramadan 2021.