Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre in Birmingham has issued guidance for those celebrating Eid today. Owing to the lockdown norms, Muslims have been advised to offer Eid prayers at home, and not on Eidgah grounds. Eid al-Adha (Eid) is a national holiday when people rise early to pray and visit mosques with … Birmingham City Council agreed to the request from mosques after hearing how “vital prayers can be and the reassurance they provide in uncertain and unsettling times” and in thanks of how the community has pulled together through the Covid-19 pandemic. Special prayers, including Traweeh prayers, were offered all across the Muslim world at home because of lockdown. Else, Sunday will be 30th Ramadan and Eid will be celebrated on Monday. During a similar holiday truce in 2018 Taliban fighters joined Afghan soldiers to embrace and take selfies. Khaleej Times, based in the neighbouring United Arab Emirates, posted that the Shawwal moon crescent was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Friday, hence Eid Al Fitr will be on Sunday, May 24, according to authorities. This year, the government allowed family members living nearby to visit each other on Sunday only, but the gatherings must not exceed 20 people in the same house. Families are confined to their homes and others gripped by economic concerns during Eid al-Fitr 2020, normally a festive time of shopping and celebration. Religious affairs minister of Pakistan later said the final decision regarding the Eid date will be taken by the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee. Mohammed Saeed, chair of trustees at GLMCC, commented: “This is the first time that something like this has been done across Birmingham. Malaysia has reported 7,185 coronavirus infections and 115 deaths. Observers look for the hilal (crescent) moon on the 29th day of the existing month, in this case Ramadan. To deliver the message, Adil joined other Muslim stars including cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq, actress Armeena Khan, Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and top lawyer Nazir Afzal, the former Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England and former Chief Executive of the country’s Police & Crime Commissioners. But, a formal announcement by the religious authorities has not been made. Pakistan has taken measures to control the spread of the coronavirus since mid-March, but Prime Minister Imran Khan refused to close mosques during Ramadan, despite pleas from doctors and a rising number of infections. Earlier in the morning Saturday, Pakistan Minister of Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain raked a controversy by his announcement that as per his calculation Eid al Fitr will be celebrated in Pakistan on Sunday May 24. 05:00 pm (India Standard Time): Eid al Fitr 2020 will be celebrated in Pakistan on Sunday May 24, 2020, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain announced today morning. Announcements are traditionally based on a verified sighting of the first crescent of the new moon. Other worshippers prayed outside to observe social distancing guidelines. Indonesian Muslims attend an Eid al-Fitr prayer in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia Sunday, on May 24, 2020. The Council of State, the country’s highest administrative body, struck down the ban, and the government published a decree on Saturday allowing services to resume. Pakistan has reported more than 52,000 coronavirus cases and more than 1,100 deaths. Muslims worldwide are marking a muted religious festival of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. She said: “I have been video calling with my family every day, we even held some virtual iftars on a few evenings, with my family eating in their garden on camera while I was at my cottage. A man wearing a protective mask prepares to do Eid prayers outside in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, May 24, 2020 (Image: AP). The Dubai Media Office announced that for the United Arab Emirates, Eid will be on Sunday May 24. The US peace deal with the Taliban signed in February was to allow American troops to leave Afghanistan.