Emirates 247 - Tuesday, 7 September 2010 -28 Ramadan 1431 H
Moon-sighting committee to meet on
Minister of Justice Dr Hadef Bin Ju'an Al Dhaheri issued a
ministerial resolution setting up the Shawwal moon-sighting committee for the
current Hijri year 1431 to determine the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
The committee will be chaired by the minister and its
membership includes Sultan Saeed Al Badi, Undersecretary of Abu Dhabi Judicial
Department, Mohammed Hamad Al Badi, Director-General of the Ministry of Justice,
Dr Mohammed Mattar Salim Al Ka’abi, Director-General of the General Authority of
Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf), Dr Farouk Hamada, religious advisor at
the Court of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Mohammed Al Yadali, mufti at Abu Dhabi
Judicial Department (ADJD), judges and others.
ADJD’s own moon sighting committee is to continue to collect
evidence of sighting the new moon of the Hijri month of Shawwal and is to report
findings to the ministry's committee. A meeting will be held on Wednesday after
the maghreb (sunset) prayer at ADJD head office.