Sight Ramadan crescent on June 5, Muslims urged
As Muslims follow a lunar calendar, different moon-sightings can lead to different countries declaring Ramadan a day or two apart
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has asked all Muslims in the country to sight the crescent indicating the advent of the holy month of Ramadan on the evening of June 5.
Any Muslim who sights the crescent should approach the nearest court so as to register his/her testimony, the court said.
If it is difficult to reach the court, then the nearest police station can be approached.
Because Muslims follow a lunar calendar, different moon-sighting methodology can lead to different countries declaring the start of Ramadan a day or two apart.
This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on June 02, 2016.
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