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UAE moonsighting committee announce Saturday as first day of Ramadan

Saturday will be the first day of Ramadan, the UAE moonsighting committee announced last night.

  • By Samir Salama, Associate Editor
  • Published: 22:28 August 20, 2009
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Supplied photo

Abu Dhabi: Saturday will be the first day of Ramadan, the UAE moonsighting committee announced Thursday night.

According to the committee, chaired by Hadef Jua'an Al Daheri, Minister of Justice, Friday is the last day of Sha'aban and Saturday is the first day of the fasting month.

The committee said the Ramadan moon was not sighted Thursday night after using Sharia methods. The crescent was not also sighted after nightfall in neighbouring countries.
Al Daheri and the committee members extended their greetings to President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the other Rulers and Crown Princes.

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