Monday first day of Ramadan, declares Supreme Court
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Supreme Court on Sunday announced that the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan has been sighted in Saudi Arabia and the first day of the Islamic month would be Monday in Afghanistan.
The apex court’s fatwa department head, Sadiqullah Muslim, told the state-run Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) that the Saudi Supreme Court had declared Monday as the first day of Ramadan and that was why Monday would be the first day of the holy month in Afghanistan.
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court announced that Monday June 6 is the first day of Ramadan after confirming seeing the moon crescent, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
The UAE, Jordan and the Palestinian territories have also confirmed seeing the Ramadan moon crescent and declared Monday as the first day of the holy month.
Earlier in the day, noted astrologist Abdullah Kandahari told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Ramadan moon was likely to be sighted Sunday evening and Monday would be the first day of the ninth Islamic calendar month.
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