Ramadan Mubarak! This Tuesday declared as first day of Ramadan!

Crescent moon | Photo: Forbes

Malé, Maldives – It has been declared that the first day of this year’s Ramadan would be this coming Tuesday, in a special ceremony held to sight the moon.

Speaking at the ceremony, Islamic Minister Dr. Ahmed Zahir said that given that the moon was not sighted in Maldives or any other Islamic country, Monday would be the 30th day of Sha’ban – the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.

Ramadan is a month where Muslims all around the world observe a fast from sunrise to sunset. The month begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon, and falls in every season during a 33 year cycle, given that the Islamic calendar is shorter than the Gregorian calendar.

On behalf of “The Times of Addu” team, we wish all Muslims observing Ramadan a very happy and blessed month of Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak!