15 May '18, 11am

Muslims in Singapore to mark start of Ramadan on May 17

SINGAPORE: Muslims in Singapore will usher in the holy month of Ramadan on Thursday (May 17), kicking off a month of fasting. The holy month begins with the sighting of the new moon based on the Islamic lunar calendar, after which the religious authorities of Muslim majority countries will declare the start of Ramadan. Advertisement In announcing the date, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) noted that according to astronomical calculations as agreed upon by member countries of The Informal Meeting of the Religious Affairs Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, the last day of the current Islamic month of Syaaban ends on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. “According to astronomical calculations, the crescent for the month of Ramadan this evening (Tuesday) did not meet the criteria agreed upon by member countries of MABIMS (Brunei Daruss...

Full article: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/start-rama...

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