Selangor sets prayers at 8am if Aidilfitri falls on Friday

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SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) today announced that Aidilfitri prayers at all mosques and suraus in the state will be held at 8am if Aidilfitri falls on Friday, tomorrow.

Jais director Haris Kasim said the time for the prayers would be brought forward to allow Muslims enough time to visit their relatives and friends without affecting their attendance at Friday prayers later in the day.

In a statement, he said this was in keeping with the decree by Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, who is the head of Islam in the state.

“Jais advises the imams of all mosques and suraus in Selangor to deliver the special Aidilfitri sermon and the Friday sermon published by the department which can be downloaded from the official portal,” he said.

Haris also advised Muslims in Selangor to celebrate Aidilfitri in moderation while fostering goodwill and visiting relatives and friends.

The sighting of the syawal new moon has been set for this evening. The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal will announce the date for Aidilfitri based on the sighting of the moon and astronomical calculations.