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Islamic world to celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Monday

Storyline:National News

Monday, July 28, will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr, the festival to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The lunar was sighted in Beledweyne and many parts of the country as confirmed by local religious leaders.

Internationally, the United Arab Emirates moon-sighting committee said Sunday, July 27, was the final day of Ramadan, making Monday the first day of Shawal.

Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Committee said ”After exhausting all legitimate methods and making contacts with neighbouring countries, the Shawwal moon was sighted and therefore Sunday, 27 July, is the completion day of Ramadan and Monday 28 July, is 1 Shawwal 1435, the first day of Eid Al Fitr,” state news agency WAM reported.

The Shawwal moon has been also sighted Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Qatar, meaning Monday will mark the first day of Eid Al Fitr, according to reports.