The UAE declared Tuesday, June 4, as the first day of Shawwal 1440 Hijri, marking the beginning of Eid Al Fitr.
The Moon-sighting Committee announced the beginning of the month of Shawwal on Tuesday after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice, and Chairman of the Committee, said the committee, after exhausting the sharia methods of sighting the Shawwal crescent and making the necessary contacts with neighbouring countries, declares that today, Monday, June 3, is the last day of Ramadan 1440 and Tuesday is the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
The minister and members of the committee extended warm congratulations on the glorious occasion to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates and Crown Princes.
They wished the President good health and wellbeing. They also congratulated the UAE people and Muslims across the world on the auspicious occasion.