Saudi Supreme Court to announce start of Eid Friday night

Muslims around the globe will be seeking the moon sighting before Eid. (File/AFP)
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Updated 20 May 2020

Saudi Supreme Court to announce start of Eid Friday night

  • Depending on moon sighting, Eid might start on Saturday or Sunday
  • UAE moon-sighting committee will also be seeking the moon on Friday

DUBAI: The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia asked the Muslim population to seek the new month’s moon on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.
The new moon would signify the start of Shawwal - the tenth month in the Islamic lunar calendar - the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid Al-Fitr.
The Supreme Court asked all Muslims who see the moon with their own eyes or with special equipment to register the sighting with them or other nearby centers.
UAE’s moon-sighting committee also announced a virtual meeting on Friday to search for the new moon.
Sharia courts in the country will inform the committee if they see anything too.
If the new moon appears on Friday night, then Eid will start on Saturday. Otherwise, it will start after the 30th day of Ramadan, which means on Sunday.


Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

Updated 02 June 2020

Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

RIYADH: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh convened a session of the council online on Monday during which it approved proposals to amend and finance the system to combat terrorism, said Assistant Speaker Dr. Yahya bin Abdullah Al-Samaan.

Al-Samaan said the council also called on the General Accounting Bureau to expedite work on the recovery of state dues.

The council, he said, approved the draft system of the Tourism Development Fund.

It also called on the Ministry of Economy and Planning to publish  digital indicators for the performance of different sectors and regional sustainable development. The Shoura Council urged the ministry to release economic indicators regularly.