Eid al Fitr begins Sunday in Jordan
Jordan marks Eid Al Fitr, when Muslims break their month-long fasting, on Sunday, a top religious source said, Xinhua reported.
"The crescent was not seen sunset in Jordan on Saturday due to the cloudy weather conditions, but it was spotted in Saudi Arabia and several other Arab and Muslim countries, thus Sunday is the first day of Eid al Fitr," Chief Islamic Justice Ahmad Helayel said.
He made the remarks at a ceremony at the King Hussein Ben Talal Mosque to look for the crescent in the presence of several religious scholars and astronomers.
Eid al Fitr begins with the spotting of the crescent in line with a saying by Prophet Mohammad that calls on Muslims to announce the start and the end of Ramadan on the basis of the sighting of the crescent.
Eid al Fitr is a three-day festivity during which Muslims exchange visits and celebrate the end of Ramadan during which they do not eat, drink or have sex from dawn to dusk.