Saudi Religious authorities have announced that a new hilal (crescent moon) was not sighted today Tuesday May 15th, 2018 so therefore this year’s Ramadan begins in the night of Wednesday May 16th.
As a result, the first day of fasting will be Thursday May 17th, 2018.
In a statement on twitter, the Haramain (authorities of the two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina) disclosed that the new moon was not sighted today, so fasting begins on Thursday, May 17th instead.
Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The fast is obligatory on every healthy adult Muslim. Muslims fast from early dawn to dusk for the whole month of Ramadan. Ramadan is normally 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon.
There has been a lot of excitement these days as the Muslim world waited for the month of fasting. Finally, the month will begin in two days time. Mark your calendars; the month of blessing will soon be with us.
We at Muslim Inc. pray that Allaah make it possible for us to witness the entire month. May Allaah avail us the opportunity to take part in lots of Ibadat (worship).