New Delhi, India: The blessed month of Ramadan begins on Saturday, April 2, in Saudi Arabia and 15 Arab countries, while its first day falls on Sunday in the Sultanate of Oman, Jordan and Morocco, according to official data.
In Saudi Arabia, the Crescent Department of the Supreme Court announced that “tomorrow, Saturday, is the start of the month of Ramadan, after it was proven that his crescent was sighted,” according to a statement by the Royal Court carried by the official news agency “SPA”.
Ramadan will also fall on Saturday in Qatar and the Emirates, after it was proven that the crescent was sighted, according to official data of the Qatari Endowments and the UAE Investigation Committee.
Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq and Yemen announced the start of the month of Ramadan, Saturday, after the crescent moon was established, according to data from the Kuwaiti and Bahraini Sharia Vision Boards, the Iraqi Sunni Endowment Office, Yemeni Endowments and the Ifta Department (affiliated with the Houthis).
Ramadan falls on Saturday, in Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon, after it was proven that his crescent was sighted, according to two televised statements by the Palestinian Mufti Muhammad Hussein, the Egyptian Shawki Allam, and a statement by the Mufti of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdel Latif Derian.
Sudan and Libya also announced, on Saturday, the first day of the month of Ramadan, after it was confirmed that the crescent had been sighted, according to a televised statement by the Secretary-General of the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Sudan, Adel Hassan, and a statement by the Libyan Supreme Committee for Fatwa.
In turn, the Ministry of Endowments of the Syrian regime announced, in a statement, that the month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday.
According to a later date, Tunisia, Algeria and Somalia announced, Saturday, the first day of Ramadan, according to the Mufti of the Tunisian Republic, Othman Batikh, the Nation Monitoring Committee of the Algerian Ministry of Religious Affairs, and the Somali Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs.
On the other hand, the official committee decided to explore the sighting of the Ramadan crescent in the Sultanate of Oman, that its sighting has not been proven, and accordingly, it will be Saturday that completes Sha’ban, and the day after tomorrow, Sunday, is the start of the holy month, according to the official news agency.
In Jordan, the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom, Abdul Karim Al-Khasawneh, announced, in a televised statement, that it was not possible to see the crescent, and that Saturday completed the month of Sha’ban, and Sunday was the start of Ramadan.
In Morocco, the Ministry of Endowments announced that Sunday is the first day of Ramadan.
Until 20:30 GMT, Mauritania, Comoros and Djibouti had not issued any announcement regarding the date of the holy month.
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