With the exception of Oman, several Arab countries declare Friday the first day of Eid al-Fitr With the exception of Oman, several Arab countries declare Friday the first day of Eid al-Fitr

With the exception of Oman, several Arab countries declare Friday the first day of Eid al-Fitr

With the exception of Oman, several Arab countries declare Friday the first day of Eid al-Fitr  Several Arab countries, with the exception of the authority of Oman, announced that tomorrow, Friday, is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, after the sighting of the crescent of the month of Shawwal has been confirmed. Thus, the month of Ramadan will end on its 29th day.  Saudi Arabia and several Arab countries announced, on Thursday evening, that Friday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr, after the sighting of its crescent was confirmed, while the Sultanate of Oman announced Saturday that the crescent could not be seen, according to official sources.  Thus, the month of Ramadan, which began on Thursday, March 23, will be 29 days for the countries that announced the start of Eid al-Fitr on Friday, and 30 days for those who approved it on Saturday.  And according to the Saudi Press Agency, that the Supreme Court announced that “tomorrow, Friday, is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr for this year 1444 AH.  In a related context, Qatar, the Emirates, Iraq and Yemen announced Friday, the first day of Eid, after the crescent of the month of Shawwal was established as well, according to separate official statements by the Qatari and Emirati Crescent Investigation Committees, the Iraqi Sunni Court, and the Yemeni endowments.  Bahrain and Kuwait also announced the same position, according to two separate statements of the Sharia Vision Authority in the two countries.  In turn, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, announced that tomorrow, Friday, is the first day of Eid al-Fitr.  Egypt and Sudan also announced that Thursday is the completion of the month of Shawwal, and that tomorrow, Friday, is the first day of Eid al-Fitr.  On the other hand, the Omani Endowment stated in a statement that Saturday is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, after the crescent of Shawwal could not be seen, and the Friday that completes the month of Ramadan will be 30 days.  The blessed month of Ramadan began on Thursday, March 23, in 27 Arab and Islamic countries, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Palestine, and Muslim communities in France, Austria and the Australian continent.     Riyadh and Tehran discuss the next steps in the path of resuming relations  Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan and his Iranian counterpart, Hussein Amir Abdollahian, discussed in a phone call Thursday evening the next steps to restore relations between the two countries in light of the Beijing agreement.  On Thursday evening, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan and his Iranian counterpart, Hussein Amir Abdullahian, discussed the "next steps" of the agreement to restore relations between the two countries, which were severed since 2016.  This came during a phone call the Saudi minister received from his Iranian counterpart, according to the Saudi Press Agency.  The agency reported that the phone call that the Saudi foreign minister received from his Iranian counterpart "when the two sides exchanged congratulations on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr."  During the call, "many issues of concern to the two countries were discussed, and next steps were discussed in light of what was recently agreed upon with China," without further details.  On March 10, Saudi Arabia and Iran announced the resumption of their diplomatic relations and the reopening of embassies within two months, following Chinese-sponsored talks in Beijing, according to a joint statement by the three countries.  On April 12, an Iranian delegation arrived in Riyadh as part of a plan to reopen Tehran's embassy and diplomatic missions in the Kingdom, days after a Saudi delegation arrived in Tehran on the 8th of the same month to discuss opening the country's embassy and consulate.  The two visits came at the time, days after the second round hosted by Beijing between the Saudi and Iranian sides, headed by the foreign ministers of the two countries, to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries, which were severed since 2016.  At that time, the Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers agreed, at a meeting in Beijing on April 6, to start arrangements for opening the embassies of the two countries within the agreed period of two months.  In January 2016, Saudi Arabia severed its relations with Iran, following attacks on the Riyadh embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad (east), in protest against the kingdom's execution of Saudi Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, on charges including "terrorism."

Several Arab countries, with the exception of the authority of Oman, announced that tomorrow, Friday, is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, after the sighting of the crescent of the month of Shawwal has been confirmed. Thus, the month of Ramadan will end on its 29th day.

Saudi Arabia and several Arab countries announced, on Thursday evening, that Friday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr, after the sighting of its crescent was confirmed, while the Sultanate of Oman announced Saturday that the crescent could not be seen, according to official sources.

Thus, the month of Ramadan, which began on Thursday, March 23, will be 29 days for the countries that announced the start of Eid al-Fitr on Friday, and 30 days for those who approved it on Saturday.

And according to the Saudi Press Agency, that the Supreme Court announced that “tomorrow, Friday, is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr for this year 1444 AH.

In a related context, Qatar, the Emirates, Iraq and Yemen announced Friday, the first day of Eid, after the crescent of the month of Shawwal was established as well, according to separate official statements by the Qatari and Emirati Crescent Investigation Committees, the Iraqi Sunni Court, and the Yemeni endowments.

Bahrain and Kuwait also announced the same position, according to two separate statements of the Sharia Vision Authority in the two countries.

In turn, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, announced that tomorrow, Friday, is the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

Egypt and Sudan also announced that Thursday is the completion of the month of Shawwal, and that tomorrow, Friday, is the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

On the other hand, the Omani Endowment stated in a statement that Saturday is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, after the crescent of Shawwal could not be seen, and the Friday that completes the month of Ramadan will be 30 days.

The blessed month of Ramadan began on Thursday, March 23, in 27 Arab and Islamic countries, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Palestine, and Muslim communities in France, Austria and the Australian continent.




Riyadh and Tehran discuss the next steps in the path of resuming relations


Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan and his Iranian counterpart, Hussein Amir Abdollahian, discussed in a phone call Thursday evening the next steps to restore relations between the two countries in light of the Beijing agreement.

On Thursday evening, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan and his Iranian counterpart, Hussein Amir Abdullahian, discussed the "next steps" of the agreement to restore relations between the two countries, which were severed since 2016.

This came during a phone call the Saudi minister received from his Iranian counterpart, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The agency reported that the phone call that the Saudi foreign minister received from his Iranian counterpart "when the two sides exchanged congratulations on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr."

During the call, "many issues of concern to the two countries were discussed, and next steps were discussed in light of what was recently agreed upon with China," without further details.

On March 10, Saudi Arabia and Iran announced the resumption of their diplomatic relations and the reopening of embassies within two months, following Chinese-sponsored talks in Beijing, according to a joint statement by the three countries.

On April 12, an Iranian delegation arrived in Riyadh as part of a plan to reopen Tehran's embassy and diplomatic missions in the Kingdom, days after a Saudi delegation arrived in Tehran on the 8th of the same month to discuss opening the country's embassy and consulate.

The two visits came at the time, days after the second round hosted by Beijing between the Saudi and Iranian sides, headed by the foreign ministers of the two countries, to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries, which were severed since 2016.

At that time, the Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers agreed, at a meeting in Beijing on April 6, to start arrangements for opening the embassies of the two countries within the agreed period of two months.

In January 2016, Saudi Arabia severed its relations with Iran, following attacks on the Riyadh embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad (east), in protest against the kingdom's execution of Saudi Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, on charges including "terrorism."
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