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Saudi Arabia: No evidence of sighting of Ramadan moon

Riyadh (SD) – The Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ruled that tomorrow is not Ramadan due to the lack of sighting the crescent moon for the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan.

The court said it would reconvene tomorrow night and look for the moon with the commission making the decision then.

Islam follows the lunar calendar which has 354 days and like all the other months, the month of Ramadan too is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon which marks the onset of fasting among Muslims across the world.

Countries that have not sighted the moon tonight include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar.

Also, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen and other countries have announced that tomorrow is the 30th of Shabban, and the month of Ramadan will begin on Tuesday followed.

No Islamic country has so far declared the start of Ramadan tomorrow, and the Somali government has not yet commented on the matter.

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