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Malaysian Muslims to begin fasting Thursday
16 May 2018, 01:51 | Glen Norman
In Nigeria, the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has advised Muslims to look out for the crescent moon on Wednesday, an indication the fasting will also start on Thursday.
The committee is set to meet after prayers on the evening of Tuesday, May 15, at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, WAM said. It will commence when the new crescent moon is spotted, which will be either Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, marks the start of the 30-day fast. As of 9.30pm, the Moon-sighting committee was still in discussions.
Though in some countries a lack of moon-sighting has bumped the start of Ramadan to Thursday, the USA and Europe begin observing the month at sundown tonight.
According to reports on Saudi Arabian state TV, as published by Arab News, bad weather made observation of the crescent hard. "The council hereby enjoins Muslims all over the country to be on the lookout for the announcement of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1439 AH Ramadan fast", Shehu said.
The holiday commemorate the revelation of the sacred scripture of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad.
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