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Southall travel warning due to EID-UL-FITR

Tue 05 Jul 2016
Southall will be celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday 6th July 2016 and/or Thursdayy 7th July 2016. The Police advise against travelling through Southall.

Whether the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday and/or Thursday will depend on the sighting of the crescent moon.

If a crescent moon is visible today (Tuesday) evening in the UK, then Eid-ul-Fitr would be on Wednesday for all of Southall. If no crescent is visible some people will be celebrating on Wednesday and others on Thursday.

If no crescent moon is visible in the UK, it is acceptable to follow sightings in neighbouring countries like Morocco or Saudi Arabia or any where else.

Some people blindly follow the Saudi Arabian announcement, irrespective of whether a moon sighting is possible or not. This is why some people started Ramadhan on different days. For them Eid will be on Wednesday 6th July 2016.

For those acting on reliable moon sightings ANYWHERE in the world, their Ramadhan started one day later. They will be looking for a moon crescent today, to see if Eid will happen on the same day.

If not they will celebrate on Thursday 7th July 2016.

In the evening traffic restrictions may be in force in Southall to tackle any anti-social behaviour.

The Police advise against travelling through Southall, as the traffic on the main roads may grind to a halt as it gets dark.

Anyone who intends to visit family or friends during the celebrations of EID-UL-FITR in the Southall, is encouraged to use public transport.

Eid jamat times:
AbuBakr Masjid, The Broadway are: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 and 10.00
Central Jamia Masjid, Montague Waye are: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 and 10.00
Jamia Masjid, Townsend Road are: 7:00, 8:15, 9:15 and 10:30

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