RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 23, 2020 (WAFA) – Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, declared that tomorrow, April 24, will be the first day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
The Grand Mufti announced that the Palestinian Fatwa Council has ascertained that the Ramadan crescent was properly seen on the evening of Thursday, April 23, 2020. Accordingly, Friday will be the first day of the holy fasting month.
The holy month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world lasts for 29 or 30 days (lunar cycle) and is dependent on the Hijri or Islamic calendar.
The first day of Ramadan is traditionally marked by the sighting of the crescent moon with the naked eye, and is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. April 23 is 30th of Sha‘ban which is the last day of the Islamic month right before Ramadan.