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Ramadan start date to be announced this Tuesday

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In anticipation of Ramadan, the UAE’s Minister of Justice has ordered the establishment of a moon sighting committee that will declare the start date of the Holy Month.

The committee is set to meet after the Maghrib prayer on Tuesday, May 15. Should the crescent be spotted, it will mean that the first day of Ramadan will be on Wednesday, May 16.

Previously, Sharjah’s Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences predicted that Ramadan in the UAE is expected to start on Thursday, May 17.

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