What is the ruling if the beginning of the month of Shawwal was not known until Zawal on the `Eid Day?
What is the ruling if the beginning of the month of Shawwal was not known until afternoon on the Eid (feast) Day?
If people have not known the beginning of the Eid (feast) until after the afternoon, they are to break the fast for that day and offer Eid (feast) Salah (Prayer) in the morning of the following day. When the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was informed of the appearance of the crescent at the end of the day that was counted as the last day of Ramadan, he ordered people to break their fast of that day and to come out to celebrate their Eid (feast) in the following day.
Al-Daraqutny . (Part No. 7; Page No. 147) May Allah grant us success. May peace and the blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions!