Ramadan crescent expected on Tuesday evening

UAE Minister of Justice forms a panel of experts to verify crescent moon sighting.
CRESCENT COMMITTEE: The committee will meet on Tuesday at the judiciary department headquarters. (Getty Images)
By Arabian Business staff writer
Sat 07 Aug 2010 01:46 PM

The UAE Minister of Justice, Dr Hadef Jouan Al Dhahiri, will form a panel of experts to confirm the sighting of a crescent moon reported government news agency WAM on Saturday.

 

The panel will comprise government officials, religious counselors and astronomers and will announce the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in the UAE.

 

The committee will meet on Tuesday at the judiciary department headquarters.

 

Dr. Hadef Jouan Al Dhahiri confirmed that the lunar months verification committee is affiliated with the Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department and that any moon sightings would need to be verified in the central, eastern and western regions of the emirates.

 

After the committee members agree the sighting an official announcement about the beginning of Ramadan will be made.

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