Ramadan Crescent Sighted In Saudi Arabia

The crescent, which marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan, has been sighted in Saudi Arabia.

According to a statement issued by the Haramain Sharafain in Saudi Arabia.

“The Crescent of Ramadan 1445/2024 has been sighted in Saudi Arabia! Subsequently, Ramadan 1445/2024 begins tomorrow, 11 March 2024. Taraweeh Prayers will begin in the Two Holy Mosques after Isha Prayers,” the statement read.

The moon, which was observed on Sunday evening, marks the conclusion of Sha’aban, the eighth month of the Hijri Calendar, and the start of Ramadan, which corresponds to Monday, March 11.

The Lunar Islamic calendar determines the month of Ramadan, which lasts 29 or 30 days and begins and ends with the sighting of the moon.

Muslims in Nigeria have yet to see the month and would wait for official confirmation from the Sultan of Sokoto before commencing on the fast.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims worldwide fast for 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon. During this time, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

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