The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has said the Ramadan fast would continue on Saturday as it has not sighted the moon on Friday.
The Muslim faithful had prepared to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr tomorrow before the NSCIA’s announcement.
No positive report of the sighting of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria today. Fasting continues tomorrow. https://t.co/tgTeGpftn1
— NSCIA (@NSCIAng) May 22, 2020
Also, Eid will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday.
“Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid-el-Fitr will take place on Sunday,” the royal court and the supreme court said, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Religious authorities in Jerusalem, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, and Lebanon also said that Eid would begin on Sunday.
The timing of Eid is determined by the position of the moon, in accordance with the Muslim lunar calendar.