CANBERRA – The Shawwal moon sighting (Eid Al Fitr 2017 moon sighting) in Australia will be conducted on Sunday, June 25, 2017, reported Australian National Crescent Sighting Coordination Centre.
The right time to observe the crescent of Shawwal is upon sunset of Sunday, June 25, 2017.
The official Facebook page of moonsighting Australia stated: “Over a hundred Imams across Australia, including 46 Imams from ANIC, have mutually agreed to follow the prophetic practice of moonsighting.
“They and their adhering communities have commenced fasting Ramadan on the basis of moonsighting.
“We would like to inform you that on Saturday will be 28th Ramadan and the moon will be of 4 hours age, therefore it is almost impossible to observe it on Saturday.
We, therefore request you to practice the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW and make an effort to physically observe the moon on Sunday evening, June 25th, 2017.”
Here is the Crescent Visibility status for Sunday 25th June 2017. And Allah SWT knows best
— Moonsighting_AUS (@MoonsightingAUS) June 22, 2017
Eid al-Fitr 2017 is one of the important events for Muslims, and Muslim majority countries observe the minimum of three days holiday.
While, this year, 2017, Saudi Arabian are going to observe 15 days holiday, Turkish 9 days and Pakistanis 6 days.
In Australia, Eid al-Fitr is not declared as a public holiday. The private and public offices open at their routine timings.
Students also attend their regular classes, and employees go to their respective jobs. Commercial establishments like banks, restaurant, and shops, open as usual to provide services.
The firms and businesses owned by Muslims may opt to close in order to join various activities of the event.
Muslims who work in public and private sectors may ask permission to leave if they want to celebrate Eid.