The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has set up a moon-sighting committee to detect the beginning of the month of Shawwal, which will mark the end of Ramadan and start of Eid-el-Fitr.
The country's minister of justice, Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, said the committee will meet under his chairmanship along with a number of senior officials, after Maghrib prayer on Monday, June 3 (29th Ramadan) at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
The minister also called on all Sharia courts across the country to look out for the crescent moon and inform the committee of any sightings.
If the moon is not seen, the next day, Tuesday, June 4, will be Ramadan 30. If the moon is seen, the following day, June 4, will be Shawwal 1, the day of Eid.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Ibrahim Ismail, a 20-year-old man found guilty of eating mango during the Islamic holy month received 40 lashes for his crime.
Ismail who was accused of eating while other healthy Muslims were fasting was found guilty by an upper Shariah court in Ringim local government area of Jigawa state.
The judge, Safiyanu Ya’u, ordered that the victim should be flogged 40 times in a market square to served as a deterrent to others.
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