Moon Sighting for Ramadan on Tuesday, 15th May 2018

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has requested residents to sight the crescent moon on Tuesday and to report it to the nearest court.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Sunday urged all Muslims throughout the kingdom to spot the new moon by naked eyes or by binoculars on the 29th of Shaban 1439, which falls on May 15, 2018.

Residents were also informed to report the moon sighting to the nearest court and register his testimony.

The month of Ramadan traditionally begins with a new moon sighting, marking the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.

Muslims all over the world fast during the days of this month and make special prayers at night.

Ramadan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again. Eid-ul- Fitr is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.