But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. The Supreme Scientific Council urged Moroccans on Wednesday to perform Eid prayers at home, declaring it permissible due to circumstances, like the COVID-19 crisis. Be content with everything that will be prepared for you in Eid because not all families can afford luxurious meals on this day. Please show gratitude when someone offers you a gift or food. An Emirati astronomy centre said some Muslim countries may have mistaken other planets for the new moon sighting that signals the end of Ramadan. Astronomers believe Morocco will celebrate Eid al Fitr on Sunday, May 24. Do not make hurtful jokes when wishing people Eid Mubarak especially when interacting with vegetarians. They eagerly wait for the moon sighting to be aware about the confirmed date of Eid-ul-Adha in South Africa and to plan their activities accordingly. Eid al-Adha 2020 in South Africa will begin on Thursday evening, 30th July, and it will end on Monday evening, 3rd August. Trump yields to science and wears a mask as the US breaks Covid-19 records, SA impressed by Good Samaritan’s kindness: “Love watching your videos”, Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett admits to affair with August Alsina. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Taking part in this occasion is a personal decision because it is more of practising what you believe in to grow in your faith than feasting. However, dates vary yearly because of the 10 to 12 days difference between the Islamic and the Gregorian calendar. The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on Sunday, November 15 from San Gabriel CA. On that day, the moon can not be seen any where in the world. Faizel Patel – 21/07/2020. UAE has convened a virtual moon sighting committee meeting today. The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) encouraged Muslims to celebrate Ramadhan at home, exercise social distancing, refrain from gathering during the moon sighting, and do not visit loved ones to slow down the rate of coronavirus. The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on Sunday, November 15 from San Gabriel CA. The Hilaal will be 24 hours 36 minutes at sunset (18:53) in Durban. The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has not addressed the Eid celebrations; therefore, you must continue to comply with the lock-down regulations and perform prayers at home. Morocco to Sight Crescent Moon of Eid al Fitr on Saturday. Eid 2020 South Africa will be a little different from the previous years because of the COVID 19 pandemic and the lock-down restrictions. Image: instagram.com, @andslow_kwakSource: UGC, READ ALSO: Magic trick went wrong: Local magician shoots assistant in the head. The Shawwal moon crescent was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Friday, hence Eid … Astronomy expert Abdulaziz Kharbouch Al Ifrani told Morocco World News on May 12  that the country’s experts will be able to observe the moon on May 23 with the naked eye. 09.32), (0537.76.05.49) and (0537.76.89.54) or the fax number (0537.76.17.21). Overcome the temptation to overeat your favourite dishes. Wish someone a happy Eid al Adha by saying "Eid Mubarak," which means happy festival. Additional Downloads Some African nations celebrating Eid Al-Fitr on Saturday may have mistaken sightings of Venus or Mercury for the new moon that spells the end of Ramadan, an Emirati astronomy centre said. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. The South African government allows anyone who wishes to join the Muslims in commemorating this day to exercise their freedom of worship. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. During this second significant religious festival of the Islamic faith, believers emulate prophet Ibrahim's unwavering faith in Allah by offering animal sacrifices. May 22, 2020 Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced today that the moon sighting for the month of Shawwal, marking the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid Al Fitr…