Ramadan moon sighting panels convene in Gulf countries

Ramadan moon sighting panels convene in Gulf countries

Saudi Arabia - Citizens asked to inform authorities if they spot the crescent.

By Web Report

Published: Sat 4 May 2019, 12:03 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 May 2019, 1:04 AM

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has called on its citizens and residents to inform the nearest court if they spot the Ramadan crescent with a naked eye or through binoculars on Saturday, May 4.
For the purpose, the Supreme Court has issued an online statement which read: "The ministry invites citizens and residents to explore the vision of the holy month of Ramadan for this year on Saturday Sha'ban 29, 1440 - May 4, 2019. If the moon was not visible then look for it on Sunday, Sha'ban 30, 1440 - May 5, 2019."
The court also urged people who spot the crescent to join the committees formed in the area for this purpose.


The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that with the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, the moonsighting Panel will convene today (May 4) at the council's meeting hall to receive news and testimonies on seeing the crescent in Bahrain or other Islamic countries.
The council called in its statement on anyone who has information about seeing the crescent to contact immediately the panel.

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