Supreme Court Saudi Arabia determined that Hari Raya Eid Al-Fitr or 1 Shawwal 1443 Hijri in that country falls on Monday (2/5) local time.
“Monday is the first day of the blessed Eid al-Fitr this year,” a supreme court official told Saudi Press Agency on Saturday (30/4), as quoted AFP.
As reported Al Arabiyathe official said that the Saudi Supreme Court took this decision because the month of Shawwal had not been seen on Saturday.
With this decision, Sunday (1/5) will be the last day for Muslims in Saudi Arabia to fast in the month of Ramadan this year.
Before Saudi Arabia, a number of other countries, such as the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, and Turkey also set 1 Shawwal 1443 Hijri to fall on Monday.
Meanwhile, Indonesia will only hold an Isbat session to determine 1 Shawwal 1443 Hijri on Sunday.
The Deputy Minister of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia, Zainut Tauhid Saadi said, there is a possibility that the government’s version of Eid will fall on the same date as Muhammadiyah organizations, namely May 2, 2022.
“Yes, God willing, hopefully this Eid can be together. Hopefully for this Eid we can be together with Muslims,” said Zainut at the Indonesian Ministry of Religion Office, Central Jakarta, Monday (25/4).
Previously, the government and Muhammadiyah had different decisions on the start of fasting or 1 Ramadan 1443 H. The government decided that the start of fasting would fall on April 3, while Muhammadiyah on April 2.