Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 moon sighting highlights: India, Pakistan, others continue Ramadan fast as Shawwal crescent not sighted

Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 moon sighting highlights: Shawwal crescent moon has been sighted in Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei but not in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Check inside for which countries are fasting for Ramadan tomorrow, which are celebrating Eid
Eid-ul-Fitr moon sighting highlights: India, Pak, others continue Ramadan fast
Eid-ul-Fitr moon sighting highlights: India, Pak, others continue Ramadan fast(Twitter)
Updated on May 01, 2022 09:23 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Usually, the crescent moon of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr is first sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE and some parts of India along with UK, USA, Australia and some other Western and Gulf countries and then usually a day later in the rest of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries and after sighting no new moon yesterday, it has been declared that Muslims in Arab states will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday May 2. However, sentiments were running high as Muslims across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries geared up to look for the Shawwal crescent - the new moon to mark the end of Ramadan, tonight i.e. May 1.

If the moon is sighted on May 1 evening, Muslims in India and Saudi Arabia will witness the rarest of rare case i.e. celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on the same date. If the Shawwal crescent moon is not sighted in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries tonight, May 2 will be observed as the last day of Ramadan 2022 and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in these countries on Tuesday May 3. 

As per the latest reports, moon has not been sighted in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Follow all the updates here:

  • May 01, 2022 09:07 PM IST

    Oman to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 tomorrow

    The Moon Sighting Committee in Oman announced that the new moon of the month of Shawal 1443 AH has been sighted hence, the first day of Eid Al Fitr this year falls on Monday, May 2, 2022.

  • May 01, 2022 08:49 PM IST

    Moon not sighted in Indian states of Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand

    Moon not sighted in Indian states of Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand  (Twitter)
    Moon not sighted in Indian states of Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand  (Twitter)

    Shawwal moon not sighted today in Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand hence, Muslims to continue fasting for the last day of Ramadan 2022 tomorrow and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 3rd.

  • May 01, 2022 08:43 PM IST

    Crescent moon not sighted in Pakistan

    Pakistan Ruet-e-Hilal Committee said that so far the Shawwal 1443 crescent has not be sighted neither there are any reports of moon sighting anywhere in Pakistan. If the moon is spotted today, Pakistan will mark Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow (Monday) otherwise Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 will be on Tuesday May 3.

  • May 01, 2022 08:30 PM IST

    Moon not sighted in Jammu and Kashmir, Eid 2022 on May 3

    Jammu and Kashmir's Central Moon sighting Committee said that as the moon was not sighted this evening, Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 will be celebrated on 3rd May.

  • May 01, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    Afghanistan celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 on Sunday

    A Muslim devotee takes pictures with his mobile phone before offering Eid al-Fitr prayers, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside a mosque in a street in Kabul on May 1, 2022.  (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP)
    A Muslim devotee takes pictures with his mobile phone before offering Eid al-Fitr prayers, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside a mosque in a street in Kabul on May 1, 2022.  (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP)

    Unlike Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf states or UK, USA and other western countries, Afghanistan marked Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations a day earlier i.e. on Sunday May 1, 2022.

  • May 01, 2022 08:15 PM IST

    Delhi to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on May 3 as Shawwal crescent moon not sighted

    Delhi to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on May 3 as Shawwal crescent moon not sighted  (Twitter)
    Delhi to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on May 3 as Shawwal crescent moon not sighted  (Twitter)

    Markazi Royat E Hilal Committee announced that crescent moon not sighted in Delhi, India and Eid ul-Fitr to be celebrated on May 3 (Tuesday).

  • May 01, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    Shawwal moon not sighted in Bangladesh, Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 on May 3

    The Shawwal moon was not seen in Bangladesh sky today hence, Muslims there will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 on May 3.

  • May 01, 2022 07:58 PM IST

    Moon not sighted in Sri Lanka, Eid on May 3

    According to Colombo Grand Mosque, Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival on May 03 (Tuesday) as the new moon has not been sighted today.

  • May 01, 2022 07:48 PM IST

    Shawwal crescent not sighted in Lucknow, Eid on May 3

    Shawwal crescent not sighted in Lucknow, Eid on May 3  (Twitter/ani)
    Shawwal crescent not sighted in Lucknow, Eid on May 3  (Twitter/ani)

    As per Lucknow's Markazi Chand Committee, the Shawwal crescent moon was not sighted tonight hence, May 2 will reportedly be observed as the last day of Ramadan 2022 and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated there on Tuesday May 3.

  • May 01, 2022 07:35 PM IST

    No reports of sighting of moon in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not sight the Shawwal crescent moon hence, May 2 will reportedly be observed as the last day of Ramadan 2022 and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated there on Tuesday May 3.

  • May 01, 2022 07:03 PM IST

    Malaysia to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on May 2

    According to the announcement made by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, Muslims in Malaysia will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr or Hari Raya Aidilfitri tomorrow i.e. Monday, 2 May 2022.

  • May 01, 2022 06:52 PM IST

    Philippines to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 tomorrow

    Philippines to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 tomorrow  (Twitter)
    Philippines to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 tomorrow  (Twitter)

    The result of the moonsighting is that the crescent moon has been sighted. Based on this, the Bangsamoro Mufti has declared that the Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in Philippines will be tomorrow, Monday 1st of Shawwal 1443H.

  • May 01, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Brunei to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow

    Brunei Darussalam, a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow May 2, 2022, corresponding to 1 Syawal 1443 Hijrah, following the result of the moon sighting earlier today.

  • May 01, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    When is Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in Nigeria?

    In a tweet, the National Moonsighting Committee Nigeria informed, “Assalaamu alaikum, His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto has declared Monday 2nd May as the first day of Shawwal. No positive sighting claims were received from members of the National moonsighting committee and other Emirates. The Sultanate will release an official statement shortly (sic).”

  • May 01, 2022 06:08 PM IST

    When is Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in Bahrain, Lebanon and Palestine?

    Sunday, will be the last day of Ramadan in Bahrain, Lebanon and Palestine and Monday will be the first day of Shawwal and Eid Al Fitr 2022 there.

  • May 01, 2022 05:20 PM IST

    Hyderabad moon sighting committee to meet at 6pm

    The Markazi Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (Moon Sighting Committee) has requested the Muslims to contact them if they sight the crescent moon for Shawwal. The committee is going to hold meeting at 6 pm on Sunday, under the supervision of Maulana Syed Qubool Pasha Quadri Shuttari, President of Majlis Ulama-e-Deccan at Dabeerpura in Hyderabad to decide the date of Eid-ul-Fitr in India based on the sighting of the crescent moon tonight. All members of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee are requested to attend the same and the committee can be contacted on 24603597 till 8pm or 24576832, 24513246, 24521088 after 8pm or on cell phone numbers 9391964951, 9866112393, 9000008138 or 9885151354.

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    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2022: All you need to know about date, history, significance and celebrations of this Islamic festival

    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2022: Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the Shawwal month. Here's all you need to know about the history, significance, celebrations and date of this auspicious occasion.

  • May 01, 2022 04:12 PM IST

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  • May 01, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    When is first day of Shawwal or Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in Australia and Singapore?

    The Australian National Imams Council issued an official statement that read, “The Australian Fatwa Council is pleased to announce the following to the Australian Muslim community: After consulting members of the Australian Fatwa Council and further inquiries to the local and global observatories, Therefore: Sunday, 1st of May 2022, will be the last day of the Month of Ramadan 1443AH The Day of Eid Al-Fitr will be Monday 2nd of May 2022 and the first day of the Month of Shawwal 1443AH (sic).”

    The Majils Ugama Islam Singapore too announced that Muslims there will celebrate Eid al Fitr on Monday May 02, 2022.

  • May 01, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    What are the chances of Shawwal or Eid-ul-Fitr crescent moon being visible in South Africa?

    A space for Hilal/Crescent moon spotters in South Africa tweeted, “The moon at time of sunset on 1st May 2022 falls out of most of the criteria for a naked eye sighting in Southern Africa. The criteria points to Eid being on Tuesday Inshaallah. #MoonSighting #Hilaal #EidAlFitr (sic).”

  • May 01, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    When is Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in New Zealand?

    Muslims in New Zealand started fasting for the month of Ramadan from April 04, 2022 hence, the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand will gear up to sight the Shawwal crescent or moon for Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday May 02, 2022.

  • May 01, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    What are the chances of Shawwal or Eid-ul-Fitr crescent moon being visible in London, Morocco, South Africa, Spain tonight?

    Under perfect weather conditions, the Shawwal crescent is expected to be visible in London, Morocco, South Africa, Spain and other countries on May 1, 2022. If authentic moon sighting reports are received, Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 will be celebrated on Monday 2, 2022 in these countries.

  • May 01, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    When is Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in Saudi Arabia, UK, USA, UAE and other countries?

    Saudi Arabia Supreme Court and the moon sighting committees in the UAE, Qatar and other Arab states have already announced that Muslims in these countries will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday May 2, 2022 and since the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and European countries rely on moon announcement by Saudi Arabia Royal Court, Muslims there will also mark Eid celebrations with the Gulf states.

  • May 01, 2022 03:18 PM IST

    What are the chances of Shawwal or Eid-ul-Fitr crescent moon being visible in Pakistan tonight?

    The Pakistan Meteorological Department had tweeted, “According to astronomical parameters, there is a No Chance of sighting the new moon of Shawwal, 1443 AH on the evening of 01-05-2022 i.e. on 29th of Ramazan, 1443 AH (sic).”

  • May 01, 2022 03:17 PM IST

    What are the chances of Shawwal or Eid-ul-Fitr crescent moon being visible in India tonight?

    According to the International Astronomical Centre, Eid Al Fitr 2022 is expected to fall on Monday, May 2 in most Islamic countries and prior to the moon sighting on Saturday, April 30, Mohammad Shawkat Odeh, director of the International Astronomical Centre, had reportedly said that sighting the Shawwal crescent would be impossible because the moon is expected to set before the sun hence, countries that began fasting on April 2 this year, will likely complete 30 days of Ramadan, meaning Eid Al Fitr will start there on May 2.

    As for countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Oman, Jordan, Morocco and Ghana - that began fasting for Ramadan 2022 from April 3, Mohammad Shawkat Odeh said the crescent of Shawwal will likely be seen on Sunday, May 1. This means Eid in these countries too might be celebrated on May 2, 2022 hence, there is a wafer-thin chance that Muslims in India and other South Asian countries may celebrate this year's Eid-al-Fitr with their Muslim brethren in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, UK, USA and others, if Shawwal crescent moon is sighted tonight.

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