Tunisian and Saudi Muftis apologize for mistake in announcing Eid


Tunisia’s Mufti Sheikh Hamda Saied apologized to the people of the North African country for making a mistake in announcing Eid al-Fitr.

According to reports, he had announced in an official address to the Tunisian nation that Friday, July 17, would mark Eid al-Fitr.

Saied, however, admitted later that he had been wrong as Eid fell on Saturday, not Friday.

Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh also apologized for making a mistake in announcing Eid al-Fitr.

The Jeddah Astronomy Society’s mistake in sighting of the new moon in Saudi Arabia has angered the many Muslim nations who followed suit and pronounced Tuesday as Eid al-Fitr wrongly.
Saudi government officials have paid one billion and six million Riyal as Kaffarah for the entire Saudi nation.


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