JAKARTA – The Ministry of Religious Affairs Indonesia (Kemenag) ensures one Shawwal 1433 H falls on Sunday, August 19, 2012. This was stated by Minister of Religious Affairs Ali Suryadharma after chairing a confirmation hearing in the House Kemenag Jalan MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta, Saturday (09/18/2012).
“There is no doubt tiny fraction of the new moon was already very clearly seen by astronomers and members of the Ministry of Religious Hisab Rukyat moon position is 6.65 degrees. Similarly, the report Islamic organizations,” said Minister of Religious Affairs in the building Suryadharma Kemenag Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta center.
With the position of the new moon, ensuring Suryadharma 1 Shawwal 1433 H falls on Sunday, August 19, 2012.
“Therefore, confirmation hearing shave taken the decision that, first of Shawwal 1433 H falls on a Sunday, thus beginning bismilahhiroman nirohim utterance, 1 Shawwal 1433 H falls on Sunday, August 19, 2012,” said Suryadharma.
On behalf of the government and private, Suryadharma also congratulated Eid, 1 Shawwal 1433 H.
“On behalf of the government and personally congratulate our feast of Eid al-Fitr 1433 H, sorry physically and spiritually,” lid Suryadharma.
Previously, the Board observed Hisab Rukyat Kemenag ensure Eid H 1433 falls on Sunday, August 19, 2012.
According to astronomer and member of messenger Kemenag Rukyat reckoning from Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory, Cecep Nurwendaya, the results of this determination refers to the reckoning.
“If based on the computation, Eid al-Fitr falls on the day of tomorrow. But we are still awaiting the results of which canbe seen Rukyat after Maghrib later,” he said.