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Saudi Arabia announces first day of Ramadan

Update : 10 Mar 2024, 21:58

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court just confirmed Monday is the first day of Ramadan.

The crescent moon was sighted on Sunday evening in Sudair and Al-Hariq. It was also sighted in the UAE and Qatar and therefore Ramadan will start on Monday in those countries as well. 

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, abstaining from food and drink.

The holy month is a period of introspection and community, when Muslims read the Qur’an more than usual, perform taraweeh prayers, and increase their good deeds including charitable giving.

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