Abdul Hakim Haqqani, the Chief Justice of Afghanistan and head of the Crescent Vision Committee, has announced that the first day of the Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Fitr will be commemorated on Sunday May 1, 2022.
The declaration of the holy day upon confirmed sightings of the moon could not come soon enough.
The exit of international forces from Afghanistan, the flight of established leaders, the diplomatic non-recognition of the Islamic Emirate, the initial suspension of international aid to the country, the sanctioning of Afghanistan’s central bank by the United States, the growth of Daesh-affiliated attacks against Afghans, and more have created new challenges and more uncertainty for our Afghan brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.
I would like to congratulate all of the people of Afghanistan on the declaration of the holy day of Eid ul-Fitr.
May God accept the fasts and prayers of all of our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.
May God also bless the people of the country with a celebration that is free from violence and where our people can eat a filling meal.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that authorities in most of the world have not yet observed the moon of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The declaration of the new month is also ahead of astronomical calculations.
For most of the world, Eid ul-Fitr will not commence until May 2, 2022.
In much of Pakistan, Eid ul-Fitr will likely not commence until May 3, 2022.