Lebanon News

Tuesday first day of Eid al-Fitr for Shiites

BEIRUT: The Higher Shiite Islamic Council announced Tuesday as the first day of Eid al-Fitr for Shiites.

However, the Sunni Dar al-Fatwa and the office of late Shiite Preacher Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah announced that Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, fell Monday.

Sunni and Shiite authorities often differ on the timing of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan’s fasting.





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