- Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court called on the Muslims in the Kingdom to look out for Ramadan moon on Saturday, May 4
- The court asked whoever sights the moon to report to the nearest court and register his testimony,
- If the moon is not sighted on Saturday evening, the 30 days of Shaban will be completed on Sunday, May 5 while Ramadan will start on Monday, May 6
The Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court on Thursday, May 2, called on all Muslims in the Kingdom to look for the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday evening, Shaban 29, according to Umm Al-Qura Calendar, corresponding to May 4.
The Supreme Court in its announcement carried by the Saudi Press Agency called on whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or through binoculars to report to the nearest court and register his testimony.
Anyone who sights the moon can also report to the authority of the region’s center in his area where he sighted the crescent to facilitate reporting to the nearest court, the court said.
In the event of not receiving any testimonies about sighting of the Ramadan crescent on Saturday evening, the 30 days of Shaban will be completed on Sunday, May 5, which is in line with the directive of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and the fasting month will begin on Monday, May 6.
About a month ago, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, had called on Nigerian Muslims in every nook and cranny of the country to start looking for the new moon of Sha’aban 1440A.H.
Legit.ng reported that Abubakar made the call on Thursday, April 4, in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the chairman, advisory committee on religious affairs, Sultanate council, Sokoto. Junaidu informed the Muslim Ummah that Friday, April 5, which is equivalent to 29 day of Rajab 1440A.H., should be the day to look for the new moon of Sha’aban 1440A.H.
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