Abu Dhabi, April 1: Muslims residing in the United Arab Emirates or UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Qatar, Philippines, Afghanistan, Russia and some other countries will look for the new moon this evening, also called Chand Raat in some Asian countries.

The sighting of the moon will mark the end of Shawaal and start of Ramadan 2022 month. It will also set the date for Eid 2022 or Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

Usually, the crescent of Ramadan is first sighted in Saudi Arabia and some parts of India along with some Western countries and then usually a day later in the rest of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries.

The crescent moon of Ramadan 1443/ 2022 was seen in multiple locations in Saudi Arabia. 1st Ramadan 1443 will be on Saturday, 2nd April 2022

As per the latest reported announcements, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan would be April 3 in both Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Under the Islamic lunar calendar, a new month begins when a new moon is sighted on 29th or 30th of the ongoing month. If a new moon is sighted on 29th, the new month begins next day. However, if the moon remains invisible, the ongoing month completes 30 days and a new month begins after that.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey and other Arab states in the Middle East will sight the Ramadan 2022 moon (Ramadan Moon Sighting 1443) today i.e. Friday April 01, 2022 and confirm the start date of the Holy Month of Fasting.

Accordingly, Ramadan 2022 fasting in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and other Arab states and Middle East countries will commence on Saturday, April 02, 2022 if the new moon is spotted in the Kingdom today i.e. Friday April 01, 2022. Else, the holy month will start on Sunday April 03, 2022.

Muslims in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries will spot the Ramadan Moon on Saturday April 02, 2022. Ramadan 2022 Dos and Don’ts Guide: Here’s a List of Things One Must Keep in Mind During the Islamic Holy Month of Fasting.

Similarly, Muslims in the United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, France, Germany and other countries too will start fasting of Ramadan either on Saturday April 02 or Sunday April 03, 2022.

The end of Ramadan leads to Eid-al-Fitr, which starts once the date of sighting the new moon is confirmed

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