The month of Ramadan begins on Saturday in Saudi Arabia and 12 Arab countries, on Sunday in the Sultanate of Oman and in Jordan.

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In many Arab countries, Ramadan 2022 will begin on Saturday, April 2. The announcements were made in Saudi Arabia and 12 Arab countries by the local authorities responsible for confirming the start of the holy month.

According to a Supreme Court statement, religious authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced that Saturday 2 April corresponds to the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in the year 1443 of Hegira, following the observation of the lunar crescent, taken by. The official SPA news agency.

The fasting month will also begin in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, according to two separate official statements issued by the Qatari Ministry of Islamic Affairs and the Emirates Commission for the Observation of the Crescent Moon.

Saturday 2 April will also be the first day of the blessed month in Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq and Yemen, when the lunar crescent was observed in those countries, according to separate statements on the observation of the lunar crescent by Kuwaiti and Bahrain commissions, the Sunni Waqf of Iraq. and the Ministry of Yemeni Endowments and Religious Guidance.

Representatives of religious authorities in Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Sudan, Libya and Syria confirmed the sighting of the crescent and announced the start of Ramadan for Saturday.

According to the official Omani news agency, religious authorities in the Sultanate of Oman have set Sunday 3 April as the start of the holy month, as the lunar crescent cannot be seen.

The Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Jordan, Sheikh Abdulkarim al-Khasawaneh, also announced that the Muslim fasting month would begin in the Hashemite Kingdom on Sunday.

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*Translated from Arabic by Majdi Ismail

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