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Eid Al-Fitr would be on Thursday (13-05)

The Juristic Office of the Institution of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah (ra), issued a statement concerning the beginning of the month of Shawwal 1442H. Following is the text of the statement:

The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Shawwal, 1442H will be born on Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 19:00 (GMT), that is 22:00 Beirut summer time.

Picture| 11-5-2021

As noticed in the picture above, sighting is impossible on Tuesday evening in all regions. Therefore, Wednesday the 12th of May is the 30th day of the month of Ramadan and the day that completes it.

As for sighting on Wednesday night, it is, as seen in the second picture, easily possible with the naked eye in the central and southern parts of North America and a part of South America. It is also possible, provided the weather is clear and depending on the experience of the viewer, in most of South America and Africa. It can also be sighted by the armed eye in certain parts of South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Therefore, Thursday, May 13, 2021 is the first day of the month of Shawwal (Eid Al-Fitr) according to the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) who deems it enough to sight the crescent, whether by the naked eye or by the aid of telescopes, in any region with which we share a part of the night, in addition to the completion of the month of Ramadan (30 days).

Picture| 12-5-2021

May Allah, The Most Exalted, make it a blessed Eid for all Muslims and accept their deeds, forgive their sins and grant them success unity, glory and victory. He is the Hearing of prayers and the Most Merciful.