Saudi Arabia begins Ramadan Saturday as Nigerian Muslims await crescent moon

Following the sighting of the crescent moon on Friday, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin Saturday.

“Crescent was SEEN in Saudi Arabia today, subsequently the month of Sha’aban completes 29 days today and tomorrow i.e Saturday, 2nd April 2022 will be the first day of Ramadan 1443,” a statement on the official Facebook page of the holy mosques read.

It’s the saying of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him) that “the Ramadan fasting should start and complete based on the sighting of the crescent moon.”

Nigerian Muslims still await the announcement of the sighting of the moon in the country

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