Muslim Federation of France announced the date

Eid al-Fitr 2024: French Muslim Federation announces the date

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In France, various representative bodies of Muslims appear to be more divided than ever over how to announce the date of Eid al-Fitr 2024.

While the Night of Doubt celebrations will take place in the Grand Mosque of Paris at the end of the day this Monday, April 8, another association has unilaterally announced date of eid ul fitr,

Without waiting for the results of the observation of the new moon, the Union of Muslims of France issued a press release in which they determined the date of the first day of Eid, based on ” Accurate astronomical calculations for the crescent moon of Shawal month ,

According to the association, the lunar crescent will not be visible this Monday, April 8. In this context, Muslims in France should fast for 30 days this year. Wednesday 10 April will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, the Al-Fitr holiday, the Muslim Federation of France has confirmed, thus joining the CFCM approach.

Eid al-Fitr: The Grand Mosque of Paris defends the tradition of the Night of Doubt

Both organizations apparently no longer want to leave the initiative of officially announcing the date of Eid al-Fitr in France to the Grand Mosque of Paris. Which was the tradition till now.

However, the official date will be announced at the end of the day based on the tradition of sighting the moon by the Grand Mosque of Paris. Furthermore, the organization defended its decision to maintain the tradition of the Night of Doubt this Monday, despite advances in science and astronomy.

It’s a night of doubt.” Much more than a simple observation of the sky in search of the lunar crescent », writes the Grand Mosque of Paris, which says it is keen to preserve, through this practice, the Islamic historical heritage.

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