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Following Malaysia’s Lead: Japan Announces Eid al-Fitr Date for Muslim Community

Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, is a time of joy, reflection, and community. This year, the anticipation was high as the Islamic calendar approached Shawwal, signaling the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid celebrations.

On April 9, 2024, the Islamic community in Japan, alongside the Ruyatl-e-Hilal Committee-Japan, eagerly awaited the sighting of the new moon, a crucial event that signifies the end of Ramadan. However, despite their efforts, the new moon was not observed within the Japanese skies.

In a beautiful testament to the unity and shared traditions of the Ummah, the Muslim community in Japan turned their eyes towards their brothers and sisters in Malaysia. On the same day, Malaysia’s Islamic authorities confirmed the sighting of the new moon. This significant event underscores the deep connections within the Islamic world, transcending geographical boundaries.

Eid al-Fitr is not merely a time for celebration but also an opportunity for reflection on the blessings and challenges faced during Ramadan.

As we look forward to celebrating Eid al-Fitr on April 10, 2024, let us embrace the lessons of Ramadan and carry forward the spirit of unity, peace, and generosity that defines this blessed time.

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