BREAKING: Ramadan crescent moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

BREAKING: Ramadan crescent moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

The crescent moon, marking the start of Ramadan, was seen in Saudi Arabia on Sunday evening.

This means that March 10 will be the final day of Sha’ban and the Holy Month will begin on Monday, March 11.

Ramadan follows the lunar Islamic calendar, with months lasting either 29 or 30 days, beginning and ending with the sighting of the crescent moon.

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Saudi authorities had urged Muslims to look for the crescent moon to signify the start of Ramadan.

The Supreme Court had requested anyone who saw the crescent to report to the nearest court and record their sighting.

Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Brunei have announced March 12 as the start of Ramadan, while Oman will begin fasting on March 12 as the moon was not spotted on Sunday.

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Fasting during Ramadan is a fundamental aspect of Islam.

Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar that takes place for four weeks and two days during which Muslims all over the world fast between dawn and sunset, pray for peace and guidance, give back to the community in the form of charity or zakaat or engage in humanitarian activities such as feeding the underprivileged and introspect to enlighten their souls.

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