Ramadaan Moon sighting continues


Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 26 May 2017| 29 Shabaan 1438

Saudi Arabia announced that the first day of Ramadan in the country will be on Saturday, May 27.

The Saudi Arabia Supreme Court announced that Friday May 26 will complete the month of Sha’baan and that the first day of Ramadan will be on Saturday May 27.

The UAE Moon Sighting Committee announced on Thursday that the moon crescent, which marks the beginning of Ramadan, was not sighted in the UAE on Thursday night.The committee will again convene on Friday, May 26, to sight the crescent moon of Ramadan.

Lebanon, Yemen, and Iraq also confirmed that Saturday, May 27, will be the first day of Ramadan 2017.

Turkey – along with Muslim communities in Europe, the US, Canada and Australia – previously declared that Saturday will be the first day of Ramadan, based on astronomical calculations of the new moon birth.

South Africans will scan the skies tonight (Friday) in search of the moon signaling the start of the month of Ramadaan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The 30-day lunar period is a time of penance and for delving into one’s religious and spiritual sides.

Extracts – Gulf News| Al Jazeera