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Ramadan to begin on Thursday in UAE

Ramadan to begin on Thursday in UAE

Earlier in the week, Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice, has issued a decision to set up the Moon-sighting committee for the Holy Month of Ramadan in Hijri 1436, corresponding to 2015.



By (Wam)

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 2:01 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Abu Dhabi - The UAE Ramadan Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE for the Hijri year 1436 will begin on Thursday, June 18.

Justice Minister Sultan bin saeed Al Badi said in a statement following the committee’s meeting at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, investigation, application of relevant Sharia laws, and contacts with neighbouring countries, that Wednesday June 17, 2015 will be the last day of the Hijri month of Sha’ban of 1436 H, and therefore Thursday June 18, 2015 will be the first day of Ramadan.

Al Badi congratulated President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and prayed to Allah Almighty to keep His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed in good health for the sake of his country, Arab Nation and Muslim Nation.


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