Rabat - The holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims across the world fast during the hours of daylight, will start in Morocco on either June 18 or 19, 2015.
Rabat – The holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims across the world fast during the hours of daylight, will start in Morocco on either June 18 or 19, 2015.
The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs said in a statement that the sighting of the crescent of the month of Sha’ban 1436 AH, was not yet confirmed on the evening of Monday, 29 Rajab 1436 corresponding to Monday, May 18 2015.
Since the month of Rajab has completed 30 days and Sha’ban 1st 1436 AH corresponds to Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the start of Ramadan will take place on either June 18 or 19.
The Islamic months are dated according to the Islamic lunar calendar. Because of this, determining when a month starts and when it ends is subject to either observing the crescent or relying on a method of calculations.
Morocco is among the Muslim countries that rely on a local sighting of the moon by special committees, in line with the Hadith of the prophet (peace be upon Him): “Fast when you see the crescent and break the fast when you see it; if it is not apparent, then make the month of Sha’ban thirty days.”
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world reach into their hearts, spending more time on personal reflection and devotion to God.