Riyadh, May 4: The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has directed the Hilal Crescent Sighting Committee, along with the Kingdom citizens, to look for the Ramadan moon this evening. If the moon is sighted, the holy month of Ramzan or Ramadan will commence from today, and the first roza or fast will begin from tomorrow, May 5. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates on Ramadan 2019 moon sighting in KSA. Watch Live Streaming on KSA Crescent Sighting Here Via Makkah TV Online.
The Saudi Haramain authorities will issue an official announcement via the Masjid al-Haram or the Grand Mecca Mosque. The declaration is expected between Namaz-e-Maghrib (evening prayers) and Namaz-e-Isha (night prayers).
If the moon is sighted in Saudi Arabia, it is likely that the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Egypt and other nations in the Gulf belt will also observe the first fast from tomorrow. In North Africa and West Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Chad and other nations, the crescent is likely to be sighted if it is seen in KSA.
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Tarawih or the special Ramadan prayers would begin from today in Saudi Arabia post Namaz-e-Isha if the crescent moon is sighted. If the moon remains unseen then the prayers would commence from tomorrow night, and the first fast would be observed from Tuesday.
In the holy month of Ramadan, also referred to as Ramzan in the Indian subcontinent, Muslims are duty-bound to fast from dawn to dusk. The practice is obligatory for all among the practicing Muslims, except for minors, those reeling under illness, pregnant and menstruating women.