Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 Date in Jammu Kashmir | Latest Update on Eid ul Fitr Moon Sighting Announcements Celebrations
Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 Date in Jammu Kashmir, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia Latest Live News Updates: UPDATED : Shawwal moon has been sighted in Pakistan, Reut e Hilal Committee . Eid to be celebrated in Pakistan tomorrow (Sunday, May 24th 2020). The UT of Jammu and Kashmir will also be observing Eid ul Fitr tomorrow.
While as in India, Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on May 25, Monday. EidUlFitr to be celebrated in India on May 25 as moon could not be sighted today, says Delhi Jamia Masjid’s Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhaari
Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated every year with much happiness and exuberance all over the world, after the holy month of Ramadhan, a 30 day fasting period. It is regarded as one of the most propitious festivals of the Muslims. Eid ul Fitr also marks the end of holy month of fasting named as Ramadhan. It commences on the first day of the month of Shawwal when muslim offer congregational Eid prayers at mosques or Eid Gahs.
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As the date for Eid-ul-Fitr is solely dependent on the sight of Cresent of Shawwal , therefore a moon sighting by different groups of clerics is a must before the official announcement of the commencement of Eid ul Fitr.
For the curernt year 2020, Eid ul Fitr is likely to be on 24th May in Jammu and Kashmir and most of the parts of Asia including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Although the Eid ul Fitr will lilkely fall on 23th May in Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE etc.
Muslims during Ramadhan are required to observe fast from dawn to dusk. The fast is a 29 or 30 day long with specified times for eating (i.e after evening prayers till pre dawn prayers). The holy month of Ramadhan ends as soon as the moon of Shawwal is sighted, after which the buzz for Eid celebrations follow. The date of Eid ul Fitr varies from country to country depending on the geographical locations and the time of moon sighting in a particular region.
Fasting is a command from Allah mentioned in the holy book Quran, however there are some exemptions for the critically ill persons or travellers. Muslims are also required to give alms in the form of Zakat before Eid ul Fitr prayers. The alms (current rate 55 INR per person )are mostly given to poor or needy so that they can also celebrate Eid with same fervour as the rich.
The Eid ul Fitr festival is celebrated by donning new clothes, meeting friends and families. In several households, a feast is prepared as members of the family gather to partake in it.
Meanwhile, federal minister for Science and Technology, Pakistan government hinted at the date of commencement of Eid ul Fitr. The minister on thursday claimed, that the Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on May 23, Sunday in many countries including Pakistan.
While interaction during a TV programme, Fawad Choudhary said that the Eid is mostly llikely to fall in the country on May 24th , given the pattern of the calendar prapared by the science ministry
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As per the latest news update, the minister also conveyed there is a peculiar thing and pattern in the Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 as the festival will be observed on the same date as in most parts of the world like Pakistan (Jammu Kashmir included) , Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. On the contrary, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries celebrate Eid ul Fitr a day earlier than most of the Asian countries including Jammu and Kashmir. Furthermore, a meeting of the Central Ruet e Hilal Committee has been convened on Saturday, May 23 for Shawwal moon sighting in Karachi.
As the UT of Jammu and Kashmir have been following Pakistan when it comes to the sighting of Shawwal moon and celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 on the same date as Pakistan. From that point of view, the Eid ul Fitr 2020 will be most likely observed in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, May 24th.
The Supreme Court in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has urged Muslims throughout the country to inform about the sighting of the crescent moon if they see one.
The Supreme court said, “Whoever, among the masses in the country witnesses the sighting of the Shawwal moon with naked eyes or through reliable devices like binoculars, should report the same to the nearest court and register testimony, or report to the concerned authority of a region’s institution in the area”.
Astronomers at the observatory of Majmaah University near Riyadh in Saudi Arabia confirmed on Thursday that the crescent moon of Shawwal is unlikely to be sighted on Friday, Ramadan 29 (May 22, 2020).
Official sources at the observatory said ” Sun will set at 6.39 pm at 293 degrees, and the moon will set at 6.26 pm Friday, Ramadhan 29, and this signifies that the moon will set 13 minutes before the sunset”, as quoted and based on the scientific calculations published on the astronomical observatory site.
According to the latest live scientific calculations that were published on the astronomical observatory site that sun will set at 6.39 pm at 293 degrees, and the moon will set at 6.26 pm Friday, Ramadan 29, and this means the moon will set 13 minutes before the sunset.”
The Islamic or Hijri calendar is determined by moon cycles, which last either 29 or 30 days. The presence of a new moon signals the start of a new month.
Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has in advance greeted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr. The party president hoped that this Eid shall mark the beginning of peace, harmony and an end to the current situation by the spread of COVID-19.
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“I find it an opportunity to hold out my extreme greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Jumat ul Vida and Eid ul Fitr 2020 that will be observed in Jammu and Kashmir. This day is quite holy and unique in getting the mercy and blessings of Almighty Allah in abundance. I urge the people of Jammu and Kashmir to pray for everlasting peace in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and put an end to the sufferings caused by the deadly Coronavirus
However, unlike the rest of Eids that were being celebrated before in a conventionally joyful manner in Jammu Kashmir and rest of the world, the Eid ul Fitr 2020 will be observed with utter simplicity and restricted manner. The sole reason being the current COVID pandemic that has forced authorities to impose the restrictions during the Eid ul Fitr. Although, there have been many relaxations in parts of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Eid ul Fitr 2020 to allow people to buy essential items like bakery, mutton etc. Jammu and Kashmir have been in a COVID induced lockdown since mid-march 2020 it seems to be a prolonged lockdown considering the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in the valley.