Rabat – The first day of Ramadan 2018 will begin officially on Thursday, May 17, Morocco’s Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs said.
In a statement issued on Wednesday evening, the ministry said that it had observed, on the evening of today, the lunar crescent of the holy of Ramadan.
According to the ministry, “the observation of the lunar crescent has been confirmed and the first day of the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan 1439 of hegira will be Thursday, May 17th, 2018.”
Most Arab countries, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, will fast tomorrow as predicted by Moroccan astronomers.
In an interview with Morocco World News earlier this month, astronomer, researcher, graduate of Madrasa Al-Atiqa in Souss, Abdelaziz Kharbouch Al-Ifrani predicted that the first day of Ramadan would fall on Thursday, May 17, marking unified fasting throughout all Muslim countries, including North Africa and Saudi Arabia.