Ramadan 2019

Australia first country to announce May 6 as start of Ramadan

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Filed on May 5, 2019 | Last updated on May 5, 2019 at 07.29 am


Panels in most Gulf countries have convened today to sight the crescent.

Australia has confirmed that Monday (May 6) will be the first day of Ramadan in the country.

Also read: Ramadan moon sighting panels convene in Gulf countries

According to a statement released by the Australia National Imams Council, after extensive consultations with Islamic leaders across Australia, the Grand Mufti of the country, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamad and the Australian National Imams Council declared May 6 as the first day of Ramadan there.

Also read: List of UAE holidays for 2019-20

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