Grand Mufti calls for crescent moon sighting Wednesday

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AMMAN Grand Mufti Abdulkarim Khasawneh called on the public Tuesday to keep an eye out for the crescent moon on Wednesday evening, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

The sighting of the crescent moon will signify the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan the following day.

If the crescent moon is sighted on Wednesday, the month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday. However, if the sighting is not confirmed until Thursday evening, then the first day of fasting will begin on Friday.

During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until sunset, refraining from food, drink, and other physical needs. The month is also a time for prayer, reflection, and acts of charity.

Tonight, the sighting of the Ramadan crescent moon is anticipated in certain regions around the world, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the UK, and Australia. These countries are preparing to observe the first day of fasting tomorrow.

Due to the Islamic calendar being lunar-based, the start and end dates of Ramadan rely on the visibility of the crescent moon, causing the fasting date to shift annually.

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