On Friday evening, the crescent moon was seen in Saudi Arabia marking the start of the holy month of Ramadan 1443 AH.
The Ramzan moon was sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia marking the beginning of the Holy month of Ramzan.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the moon-sighting committee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stated on Friday that the first fast of Ramadan would be on Saturday, April 2, and Taraweeh will begin on April 1 after Isha prayers.
Following the announcement, Muslims in the Kingdom performed Taraweeh at Masjid al-Haram on the first night of Ramazan.
On Friday evening, the crescent moon was seen in Saudi Arabia marking the start of the holy month of Ramzan 1443 AH.
therefore, Friday was the 29th and last day of the month of Shaban 1443 Hijri.
Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month of fasting in Islam. The holy month is started after the sighting of the moon and ends when the crescent of Shawwal or Eid is seen by different committees.
At the Taif observatory, a CCD camera was used to see the Ramzan crescent. It was seen at all observatories around the Kingdom, including Sudair and Tumair.
The air in Sudair is 90% clean to observe the crescent of the month of Ramzan, according to Abdullah al-Khudairi, director of the astronomical observatory at the University of Al-Majma’ah.
During the holy month of Ramazan, Muslims across the world keep fast from dawn to dusk avoiding any type of food and drink. At night, they perform Taraweeh, a special Namaz performed during the month of Ramazan.