Tuesday, 15 Arab countries announced that Thursday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr, according to official data.
The Saudi Royal Court stated that Wednesday is the completion of the month of Ramadan (which began on April 13th), and Thursday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr (the first of Shawwal, corresponding to May 13).
The Ministry of Awqaf in both Qatar and Yemen also announced that Thursday is the first day of Eid, as well as the Mufti of Palestine Muhammad Hussein, and his Jordanian counterpart Abdul Karim Al-Khasawneh, as well as Sultan bin Al Dhaheri, the UAE Minister of Justice and head of the Hilal Shawwal investigation committee.
The same was announced by the Mufti of Egypt, Shawki Allam, the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Sudan (official), the Kuwaiti Sharia Vision Authority, the Bahraini Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (official), and the Juristic Academic Council at the Ministry of Endowments of the Syrian Regime.
In turn, the Sunni Endowment Office in Iraq announced that Thursday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr, and the Shiites in Iraq are expected to await the new moon of Shawwal on Wednesday evening.
For his part, the Mufti of Tunisia, Othman Batikh, announced in a televised speech that Thursday is the first day of Eid, and the same was announced by the Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, Abdel Latif Derian, in a statement, and Sheikh Sadiq al-Ghariani, the Mufti of Libya, announced the same in a televised statement.
In the Arab world, no official statements were issued until (20:00 GMT) regarding Eid al-Fitr from 7 countries: Somalia, Mauritania, Djibouti, Comoros, Sultanate of Oman, Algeria and Morocco.
For the second year in a row, Eid al-Fitr falls in light of the ongoing Corona pandemic, and strict precautionary measures imposed by some countries to perform Eid prayers.