UAE Moon-sighting Committee to Meet Today

  • Publish date: Monday، 12 April 2021
UAE Moon-sighting Committee to Meet Today

The UAE moon-sighting committee will meet virtually on Monday, April 12, after the Maghreb prayer under the chairmanship of Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice to indicate the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

The Shariah courts nationwide will follow up and inform the committee of any sightings, while the Lunar Calendar Committee at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department will continue collecting evidence and informing the Moon-Sighting Committee with the findings.

UAE Moon-sighting Committee to Meet Today

Typically, the moon-sighting committee, convenes after sunset prayers on the 29th day of Sha’ban to look for the new crescent moon.

Ramadan begins once the new crescent is in sight. If not, Sha’ban will last 30 days, and Ramadan will begin thereafter.

The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is the most sacred in Islamic culture. A moon-sighting committee determines the beginning and end of Ramadan.

It begins the day after the committee spots the new crescent moon, which can be tricky since it is quite faint and can be seen for only about 20 minutes.

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