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Saudi Arabia confirms Tuesday is first day of Ramadan

The crescent moon for the month of Ramadan has been sighted from the Tamir Observatory in Saudi Arabia. Tomorrow, April 13, will be the first day of Ramadan in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court confirmed the date on Monday evening, according to local media reports.

After failing to see the crescent on Sunday, the moon-sighting committee decided to meet again on Monday for the sighting that marks the end of Shaban and the start of Ramadan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month in which the Quran was revealed. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.

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