UPDATE: The moon was not sighted tonight, so Ramadan continues on Saturday and Eid will begin on Sunday.
Awqaf’s Crescent Moon Sighting Committee is asking Muslims in Qatar to look for the new moon tonight as it determines whether Saturday or Sunday will be Eid-al-Fitr.
Anyone who sees it is asked to “give testimony at its premises at the ministry building in Al-Dafnah (the Towers zone) where they will meet immediately after Maghrib prayers,” Gulf Times reports.
UAE astronomers are already saying Eid will be Sunday, but stay tuned tonight to hear what Qatar determines.
Whichever day Eid falls, holidays in Qatar have already begun, running through Tuesday of next week for banks and until Aug. 28 for most government ministries.
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