Al-Sakji: Seeing the crescent of Shawwal on Thursday is not possible with the naked eye, and Eid al-Fitr is on Saturday if the legal sighting is approved

2023-04-19 2023-04-19T15:44:56Z
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Weather of Arabia - The head of the Jordanian Astronomical Society, Ammar Al-Sakji, said, on Wednesday, that if the legal visual vision is approved in Jordan; the first day of Eid al-Fitr will be Saturday; But if astronomical calculations are adopted, it will be on Friday.

Al-Sakji added; He is the head of the association, which is considered an advisory body to the Ifta Department, that the decision to announce Eid al-Fitr belongs to the Ifta Department and the association, indicating that all ancient and modern standards show that seeing the crescent of Shawwal on Thursday is “not possible with the naked eye” and the telescope in Jordan and the Arab region.

The crescent will be born on Thursday 4/20/2023 at 7:12 minutes in the morning, according to Al-Sakji, who indicated that the moon is about 5.5 degrees away from the sun at its sunset on Thursday; It is less than the minimum possible visibility of the crescent according to the "Dangun" limit of 6-7 degrees.

Al-Sakji indicated that there will be committees to monitor the crescent of Shawwal on Thursday, which will be located in: Wadi Rum / Petra / Salt (sixtieth Street) in cooperation with the Arab Weather team / Madaba / Amman / Zarqa / Irbid.

He explained that in Jordan, visual vision is adopted through a telescope. Where the Fatwa Council issued a fatwa on this years ago, and thus adopts visual vision with the naked eye and through the telescope.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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