The Crescent Sighting Committee at the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) has asked Muslims in Qatar to look for the new moon on Thursday evening, the 29th night of Ramadan.
If the crescent is spotted, Eid al-Fitr will begin on Friday, July 17 (the first day of the Islamic month of Shawal).
If no moon is observed, Friday will be the last fasting day, and Eid will begin on Saturday, July 18.
QNA reports Awqaf as saying that anyone who spots the crescent should head to the ministry headquarters in Dafna to report his/her testimony on Thursday.
The committee will meet immediately after sunset prayer that day and usually announces the official start date of Eid by around 8pm.
Regardless of which day it starts, most government employees will be off from tomorrow (Wednesday), July 15 and resume work on Sunday, July 26.
And according to the Gulf Times, Qatar’s banks and financial institutions will be closed from Sunday, July 19 to Wednesday, July 22, resuming operations on Thursday, July 23.
Eid Mubarak in Advance to everyone :)!
Eid Mubarak to DN readers.
However important question, does that mean the bars reopen Friday night?
No my friend. Bars always open on the 2nd day of Eid…. so either Saturday night, or Sunday night.
Ah so I’ll have to wait until Saturday. No worries.
I usually like your posts but please show a little respect. – Its not all about the bars, we have to think about those who drink at home too.
Can anyone tell me when QDC is opening pls?
As per QDC SMS before the start of Ramadan, they will re-open on 20th of July.
I have no respect for those that didn’t plan ahead and stock up from QDC like the apocalypse was nigh
any cash reward if i spot the moon?
It’ll be hard to trust your testimony.
Haha nice one! Probably no one will get what you mean.
Eid Mubarak to all here.
Is there any pre requisites to give testimony? Love to be able to do so.
Eid Mubarak to all especially fellow DN comment writers. Sometimes the comments section makes more interesting read than the article itself.