Eid Ul-Fitr 2010: Eid Date Confirmed By Shawwal Moonsighting
Ramadan 2010: When is Eid Ul-Fitr 2010? Shawwal Moonsighting: Eid On Friday, September 10th (North America)
The holy month of Ramadan for Muslims is almost at an end, a month of fasting, for observant Muslims around the world. Eid Ul-Fatr marks the end Ramadan as Muslims break the fast with a feast.
The precise date of Eid Ul-Fitr is often a matter of debate because it is set by the sighting of the Shawwal moon (by convention in Mecca, Saudi Arabia). Shawwal is the 10 month of Islamic Lunar Calendar. Eid commences after sighting of the new moon. In 2010 the dates for Eid Ul-Fitr are dependent on locations.
Saudi Arabia has declared that Ramadan for the year 1431 Hijrah will complete 30 days, and the first day of Eid AL-Fitr will corresponding to Friday the 10th of September 2010. According to a new fatwa from the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), Eid-al-Fitr will be on Thursday 9th September, See Link.
According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Eid-al-Fitr is on Friday, September 10, 2010, See Link.
Shi'aa clergy office of the late Sayyed Muhamad Hussein Fadlullah announced that Eid is on Thursday 9th September, except New Zealand and Australia, See link.
Shi'aa clergy in the West (Dearborn, MI), His Eminence Ayatuallah Sheikh Abdullatif Berry annouces that Thursday, September 9 is Eid El Fitr. See link.