World Bulletin/News Desk
In 15 of the 22 Arab countries, Thursday was announced as Eid al-Fitr.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Yemen, Jordan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria and Iraq (among Sunnis) are the countries which announced Thursday as Eid.
The Shiah of Iraq announced Thursday as the 30th day of Ramadan, whereas the Egyptian office of mufti stated the day as the first day of Eid.
Saudi Arabian state television channel al-Ahbariyya stated also the day as Eid, what Qatar and Morocco's Religious Affairs also stated.
Yemen, Bahrain, UAE, Algeria, Amman and Kuwait also declared the day as the first Eid day, the same announced in Syria and Jordan. Palestine, in a statement of Jerusalem Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Hossein, Lebanon's Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani and Tunisian Republican Mufti Hamda Said, Libya's Mufti office and Sudanese Islamic law academy announced Thursday as Eid.
Iraq, having two different Sunni and Shiah practices in the country announced the day differently. Sunni Sheikh Ahmad Abdelghaffar as-Samerrai stated the day was the first day of Eid, whereas Shiah Sheikh stated it was still the 30th day of Ramadan.Last Mod: 08 Ağustos 2013, 13:19