Kabul, May 5: Muslims across the world are praying to spot and will attempt to sight the crescent moon today, May 5. If the moon is spotted, the holy month of Ramadan will commence and the first roza or fast would be observed from tomorrow. Muslims in Afghanistan, China, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan will be on the lookout for the crescent moon from Sunday evening. Stay tuned above for the live news and updates on Ramadan moon sighting 2019 in these countries. Ramadan Moon Not Sighted in Saudi Arabia, Gulf on May 4.
The Hilal committees in Afghanistan, China, Xinjiang, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other parts of Central Asia will also attempt to sight the crescent. If the crescent is not spotted, the Ramadan fasts will begin from Tuesday.
Apart from Southeast Asia, attempts to sight the moon will also be undertaken in the Indian subcontinent region. In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Ramadan is also referred to as Ramzan. It is widely believed that the crescent moon in India and its neighbouring countries will be spotted on Monday and hence the fasts will commence from Tuesday.