Eid Al Fitr 2018: Muslims around the world after spending the long fasting month they are getting ready to celebrate the Eid-al-Fitr at the end of the month. On this year 2017, the end of the holy month of Ramadan is June 15th or 16th. The term will depend on when they observe the new moon.
To announce the end of Ramadan, Muslims rely on the moon sightings. So different countries celebrate this festival Eid al-Fitr on various dates. The Islamic calendar contains the 12 months and these days will begin with the new lunar cycle. According to the Islamic calendar, the first day of the month is Eid al-Fitr, and the Ramadan follows it. There are some Muslim countries and religious councils, and they will determine the moon sighting.
How ISNA decides the Eid Al-Fitr?
However many other ways of determining the date also include the actual sighting of the moon or calculating the birth of the new moon. Most Western countries take astronomical calculations into account and set their dates for Eid ahead of time. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) follows guidance from the Fiqh Council of North America, which relies on astronomical calculations of the moon sighting in Mecca, the city in Saudi Arabia that is considered the birthplace of Islam.
They will decide that based on the actual sighting of the moon or by calculating the new moon birth. Many Western Countries will take Astronomical Calculations into consideration, and they will set the dates for Eid. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) will follow the guidance of the Fiqh Council of North America. Muslims considers the Mecca in Saudi Arabia as the birthplace of the Islam, so the complete astronomical calculations rely on it.
ISNA announced the new moon for Eid will be on June 15th, 2017 at 5:11 of Universal Time.