(Compiled by Media Smarts Nigeria)
While waiting for the Sultanate Council of Nigeria to announce whether or not Shawwal crescent sighted from parts of the country, MEDIA SMARTS NIGERIA has exclusively gathered reliable information of Shawwal crescent sighting in some countries across the world.
– *The Saudi Supreme Court* confirmed the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal and announced tomorrow Friday as the beginning of Eid.
– Authorities in *United Arab Emirates (UAE)* announced that the Shawwal crescent moon was spotted this evening.
– *Authorities in Turkey* announced that Shawwal Crescent Moon has been sighted. Tomorrow (Friday) is Eid el Fitr in the country.
– Similarly, *Egypt’s Dar Al-Iftaa* has announced Friday, April 21, as the first day of Eid al-Fitr after sighting the crescent of Shawwal month this evening.
– Reports coming from *Asia* indicated that, in countries like *Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore,* sighting the crescent has not been reported, as at the time of filing this update.
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