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    Posted: 25 May 2017 at 3:59pm
Millions of Muslims worldwide will celebrate the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Saturday, May 27, following announcement that the new moon was not sighted on Thursday, 29th of Shaaban.

“Therefore, Saturday, May 27, will be the first day of Ramadan,” the Saudi Arabia Supreme Court reportedly said.

Various media reports also announced that the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, May 27, in Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE, Lebanon and Ghana.

In the Philippines, Darul Iftah announced on Thursday that the holy month of Ramadan among Muslims will start on Saturday, May 27, ABS CBN news reported on Thursday.

Grand Mufti Abu Hureira Udasan made the announcement around 8:15 pm in the Cotabato City Hall after the new crescent moon was not sighted tonight.

The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal...


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