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Amir conveys wishes as Ramadan to start in Qatar on Tuesday

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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His Highness the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad conveyed Ramadan greetings to people in Qatar and other Islamic countries on Monday as the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs announced that the Holy Month will start in Qatar on Tuesday.
“April 13 will be the first day of Ramadan," the ministry said in a tweet.
"Congratulations on Qatar and the Islamic nations on the Holy Month of Ramadan. May God accept fasting, prayers and good deeds from us and from you," HH the Amir said in a tweet in Arabic.
The start of Ramadan is set by both lunar calculations and sightings of the new moon crescent.
The moon-sighting committee of the ministry typically convenes after maghrib, or sunset, prayers on the 29th day of Sha’ban to look for the new crescent moon. If they see it, Ramadan begins the following day. If not, Sha’ban will last 30 days and Ramadan will begin thereafter.
The crescent was not sighted in Qatar on Sunday and the committee had said it would look for the Ramadan moon on Monday.