NCMF, Darul Ifta: Eid’l Fitr Prayers on May 24
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By EDD K. USMAN
(SDN) — EID’L FITR prayers will be on Sunday, May 24, 2020.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) headed by Secretary Saidamen B. Pangarungan and the Darul Ifta (House of Opinion) have jointly announced this Friday,ay 22.
This came after moon-sighters reported that the crescent moon was not sighted.
Dr. Dimapuno A. Datu-Ramos, Jr., director of the Bureau of External Relations (NCMF-BER) announced this to inform Muslims in the Philippines that they have to complete their fast into 30 days.
Ramadan fasting begun on April 24.
The end of Ramadan is celebrated as Eid’l Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast. Eid’l Fitr, a three-day celebration (more than a week in Muslim countries) is on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month, and follows Ramadan, in the Islamic Hegirah calendar which revolves around the phases of the moon.
Every month of the Hegirah starts and ends with the appearance of the crescent new moon.
Earlier, the President declared Monday, May 25, the Eid’l Fitr regular national holiday to mark the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan. (SDN)
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