Arab and Islamic Countries Announce the First day of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Arab and Islamic countries announce that tomorrow, Tuesday, is the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

  • Arab and Islamic Countries announce the First day of the Holy month of Ramadan.
    International Astronomy: Tuesday, 13 April, the first day of Ramadan. 

Arab and Islamic countries declared that Tuesday, April 13, is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan after the crescent could not be spotted Sunday evening. 

Most of the Islamic organizations in the Arab countries indicated that the crescent could not be sighted on Sunday evening so that Monday would be the 30th day of Shaaban, corresponding to April 11, 2021, and Ramadan will start on Tuesday, April 13. 

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, The Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Palestine, Egypt, The Sultanate of Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Indonesia, and Turkey stated that " the fasting month will begin on Tuesday since the Ramadan moon was not spotted on Sunday".

Sheikh Al-Azhar, Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb, congratulated Muslims around the world for the holy occasion, after Dar al-Iftaa announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, is the first day of Ramadan. 

On the other hand, Yemen, Kuwait, Jordan and the UAE announced a re-examination of the moon crescent sighting of Ramadan today, Monday, after it could not be spotted on Sunday night.

The first Sharia judge in Damascus, Judge Mahmoud Al-Maarawi, asked citizens in Syria to sight the crescent for the Holy Month of Ramadan on Monday evening to determine the first day of Ramadan 2021.

Morocco and Mauritania also announced that "astronomically the first day of the blessed month will be on Tuesday".