The crescent moon has been sighted in Nigeria, announced the country's top authority. A statement issued by the Sultan Sokoto Dr Muhammad Saad Abubakar III stated that moon was seen in several parts of the African country. The Ramadan fasts would therefore be observed from tomorrow, April 24. Scroll down for updates on Somalia, Sudan, Kenya and South Africa.
The moon has not been spotted in Sudan as well. As per the updates received so far, the crescent was not sighted in Kenya, South Africa and Sudan. These nations will begin their fasts from Saturday, April 25. Somalia has spotted the crescent and their fasts would begin from tomorrow, April 24. The decision to be taken by Nigeria's Sultan is awaited.
Ramadan crescent moon has been sighted in Somalia. Residents in El-Garas town, Galgaduud region, and Qondhob village, Gedo region, reported to have seen the Ramadan 1441 moon. Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslims around the world.
Ahmed Hussein Al-Muhdhar, the Chief Kadhi of Kenya has announced Saturday as the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Muhdhar says no moon was sighted in Kenya.
The crescent moon has not been sighted in South Africa. The fasts of Ramadan month would begin from Saturday.
The Hilal Committee personnel in Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Kenya and Sudan are on the lookout for Ramadan Moon. Meanwhile, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed the sighting of Crescent.
The Hilal Committees in Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Kenya, Sudan and other nations are on the lookout for the Ramadan crescent. The moon-sighting bodies are also awaiting the decision to be taken by Saudi Arabia. The KSA is expected to finalise its decision shortly.
The Hilal Committee personnel in Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Kenya and Sudan are on the lookout for the crescent of Ramadan ul Kareem.
The official announcement confirming whether the Ramadan moon is sighted will be made shortly in Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Kenya and Sudan.
The Hilal Committees in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Djibouti, Uganda, Niger, South Sudan and other African nations will attempt to sight the Ramadan 2020 crescent today. The Hilal committees will search for the moon of Ramadan 1441 AH immediately after sunset on Thursday, April 23, which is equivalent to 29th Shaban 1441 AH. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates on Ramadan moon sighting from Africa. Ramadan 2020: What is Permitted And Not Allowed For Muslims During Ramzan?
If the moon is spotted today, Ramadan will begin in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, South Africa and other African nations tomorrow. If the crescent remains unseen, then first fast would be observed on Friday, April 24. With the sighting of Ramadan moon 2020, the Taraweeh namaz in all mosques in the region will begin tonight. Ramadan 2020 Date in India: When is Moon Sighting For Ramzan? Know How Many Days Left Till Fasting Month Starts.
The central, southern and Maghreb African region will also await the announcement to be issued by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As seen on most occasions over the past few decades, the sighting of the moon in KSA and Middle East region leads to the spotting of the crescent in other parts of Africa as well.
In Ramadan, Muslims are duty-bound to fast from sunrise to sunset. During the period, they abstain from all forms of food, liquid and also water. However, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, those reeling under illness, minors, and menstruating women are exempted from fasting.