Dar Al-Ifta to announce date of the beginning of Ramadan on Friday

Ahram Online , Thursday 31 Mar 2022

Egypt’s Dar Al-Ifta, the body responsible for issuing religious edicts, is set to observe the crescent moon of the holy month of Ramadan on Friday in a celebration, a statement by the religious authority said.

People walk near Ramadan lanterns, or Fanoos Ramadan, which are displayed for sale at shops a day ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)

According to astronomical calculations, the beginning of Ramadan during the Islamic year of 1443 will be on Friday 2 April.

Ramadan is expected to last for 30 days, which means that it will end on 2 May.

The holy month is the ninth in the Islamic calendar, the month in which the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed.

More than a billion Muslims around the world abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk during Ramadan as part of the Islamic fasting observation.

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