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Saudi Arabia’s Statement on Crescent Moon Sighting for Ramadan 2024

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has issued an official announcement urging residents to observe the sky for the sighting of the crescent marking the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan.

This call comes on the evening of Sunday, March 10, 2024, corresponding to the 29th of Sha’ban in the year 1445 AH according to the Islamic calendar.

Despite the scheduled observation, the visibility of the Ramadan crescent on Sunday may pose challenges. Consequently, it is anticipated that the commencement of Ramadan will likely occur on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, across GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries. This prediction is based on astronomical calculations and historical patterns of crescent sightings.

The announcement underscores the significance of the crescent sighting in determining the start of Ramadan, a sacred month observed by Muslims worldwide through fasting, prayer, and reflection.

As communities await the official confirmation, anticipation builds for the beginning of this auspicious period of spiritual devotion and self-discipline.

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