Ramadan 2019: Saudi Confirms Sighting Crescent Moon

Saudi Arabian moon observers said they sighted the crescent of a new moon Sunday, confirming that Monday will be the start of the holy month of Ramadan in 2019.

The statement further said the Supreme Court held a session to receive testimonies of those who sighted the Ramadan crescent this evening. After looking into the testimonies it received, the Supreme Court confirmed that the moon was sighted in several governorates and rural centers of the Kingdom.

As the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that we should start and complete our fasting on sighting the moon, the Supreme Court decided that Monday is the 1st of Ramadan 1440H corresponding to May 6, 2019.

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While announcing this confirmation of the Ramadan moon sighting, the Supreme Court also offered its congratulations to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Crown Prince, the Saudi government and people, Muslim residents of the Kingdom and the whole Muslim Ummah on this holy month.

The Supreme Court said, it prays to Almighty Allah to assist Muslims in their fasting of the holy month and performing their prayers. The court also prayed that Allah Almighty accept Muslims’ good deeds, unify their ranks, and reconcile them.