Moon Not Sighted Today; Ramadan to begin on Thursday, 17th

Saudi moon observers said that there was no sight of Ramadan crescent Tuesday. Hence the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan 1439 will most likely be on Thursday.

The channel said that bad weather and dust made observation difficult. The Saudi Arabian high court is due to look at scientific reports and determine the first day of the holy month.

Muslims around the world are set to mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn until sunset. In the build-up to the announcement,

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Source Credit: Arab News

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