Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court yesterday called on all Muslims in the Kingdom to look for the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday evening, Shaban 29, according to Umm Al-Qura Calendar, corresponding to May 4.
The announcement as carried by the Saudi Press Agency called on whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or through binoculars to report to the nearest court and register his testimony or report to the authority of the region’s center in his area where he sighted the crescent to facilitate reporting to the nearest court.
In the event of not receiving any testimonies about sighting of the Ramadan crescent on Saturday evening, the 30 days of Shaban will be completed on Sunday and that was in line with the Saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and the fasting month will begin on Monday, Daily Trust reports.
Naija News reports Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Source: Naija News