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Ramadan begins in Oman on Thursday

(AFP)
Filed on August 11, 2010

Qatar also announced that Wednesday is the first day of the fasting month, as well as the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, according to their respective state news agencies.

Kuwait also announced that Ramadan begins on Wednesday, Al-Arabiya news channel said.

In Egypt, Ramadan will also start on Wednesday, the state-run MENA news agency reported.

Jordanís chief Islamic justice Ahmad Hilayel said the new moon could not be sighted in the kingdom. But he said it was sighted in some neighbouring countries and that Jordanian scientists used astronomical calculations to determine that Ramadan starts Wednesday in the country.

Lebanon also announced the beginning of the fasting month on Wednesday, the official news agency NNA said citing the Sunni Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabani.

Syria and Yemen also announced that Ramadan will begin on Wednesday.

Ramadan will however start on Thursday in Oman which said that the new moon was not sighted, according to official news agency, ONA.


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