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UAE's Ramadan moon-sighting committee to meet Thursday

If the new crescent moon is spotted on Thursday, Ramadan will start its first full day on Friday.

UAE's Ramadan moon-sighting committee to meet Thursday

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The UAE’s Ramadan moon-sighting committee to meet Thursday, ahead of the upcoming holy month.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia indicated that the first full day of Ramadan in the kingdom is likely to be on Friday.

The UAE Ramadan moon-sighting committee will convene virtually on Thursday after Maghreb prayer under the chairmanship of Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice, news agency WAM reported.

The Sharia courts across the country will follow up and inform the committee of any sightings, while the Lunar Calendar Committee at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department will continue collecting evidence and informing the Moon-Sighting Committee with the findings.

If the new crescent moon is spotted on Thursday, Ramadan will start its first full day on Friday. If there is no sighting, the committee will reconvene on Friday evening.

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