Saudi Arabia Announces First Day of Ramadan on Monday


Jeddah, MINA – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the date of 1 Ramadhan 1440 falls on Monday, May 6, 2019. The moon did not see on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates government also stated that they did not see the new moon, so they set fasting for Ramadan on Monday. Media Arab News and Khaleej Times reported Saturday night.

Previously, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia held an isbat (determination) hearing on the search for crescent moon (rukyatul hilal) on Saturday night, 29th Sya’ban 1440, according to the Umm Al-Qura Calendar.

The Court on its statement on Thursday, called on Muslim communities in all regions to hold rukyatul hilal on Saturday night.

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“Anyone who will see the crescent with their naked eyes or through binoculars, so that they report to the nearest court and register their testimony, or report to regional authority in their area,” the Court said as stated by the Saudi Gazette.

“If you do not receive any testimony about the appearance of Ramadan crescent on Saturday night, then the month of Sya’ban will be completed to 30 days,” according to the Prophet’s order.

So the beginning of the fasting of Ramadan will begin on Monday. (T/Sj/R04)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA