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Ramadan 2022 moon sighting LIVE: Saudi Arabia sights crescent, fasts from Apr 2

amadan 2022 moon sighting live updates: The crescent moon of Ramadan 1443/ 2022 was seen in multiple locations in Saudi Arabia.
Ramadan 2022 moon sighting live updates: The crescent moon of Ramadan 1443/ 2022 was seen in multiple locations in Saudi Arabia. 1st Ramadan 1443 will be on Saturday, 2nd April 2022. Here's a list of countries that have already announced the first day of the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan
Ramadan 2022 moon sighting live updates: Saudi Arabia looks for crescent today 
Ramadan 2022 moon sighting live updates: Saudi Arabia looks for crescent today (Photo by mostafa meraji on Unsplash)

The date for Ramadan, also known as Ramazan or Ramzan, changes yearly because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle hence, its starting and end date depends upon the sighting of the crescent moon. This year, Ramadan may begin in India from the evening of April 2 or 1 Ramadan 1443 AH with the first fast being observed on April 3, 2022, depending upon the sighting of the crescent moon.

Usually, the crescent of Ramadan is first sighted in Saudi Arabia and some parts of India along with some Western countries and then usually a day later in the rest of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries. In many countries, it is that time of the year already when Muslims across the world are gearing up to sight the crescent moon of Ramadan 2022 tonight.

Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar, that takes place for 720 hours i.e. four weeks and two days during which the followers of Islam fast between dawn and sunset, pray for peace and guidance, give back to the community in the form of charity or zakaat or engaging in humanitarian activities such as feeding the underprivileged and introspect to enlighten their souls.

Follow all the updates here:

    • Apr 01, 2022 08:42 PM IST

      UAE's Umm Al Quwain announces 3-day weekend for govt employees during Ramadan 2022

      Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, issues directives that Friday, Saturday and Sunday will serve as the weekend during Ramadan for government employees in the Emirate while workdays from Monday to Thursday will be from 9am till 2.30pm.

    • Apr 01, 2022 08:35 PM IST

      Saudi Arabia's Sudair and Tumair Observatories begin the search for Ramadan Crescent

      VIDEO: Astronomer Abdullah Al-Khudairi from Sudair:

      "The chance of seeing the crescent moon #Ramadan today are 'great'. "

      — Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) April 1, 2022

      Under the leadership of Astronomer Abdullah Khudairi, Saudi Arabia's moon sighting team at Sudair Observatory begins the search for Ramadan crescent.

    • Apr 01, 2022 08:28 PM IST

      Healthy iftar with nut butter rich dates

      Check out this easy recipe of nutrition-filled dates that you can break your fast with at iftar this Ramadan. Enjoy the goodness of peanut butter and dark chocolate as you munch on them.

    • Apr 01, 2022 08:09 PM IST

      Saudi Arabia’s moon sighting committee

      Though the Arab Union for Astronomy predicted Ramadan 2022 to begin from April 2, changes are expected depending on the sighting of the crescent moon which is confirmed by Saudi Arabia’s moon sighting committee that is made up of astronomers, court officials and experts from the country’s Islamic authorities who gather after sunset on the Sha’ban 29 to look for the Ramadan crescent moon.

    • Apr 01, 2022 07:52 PM IST

      Saudi Arabia gears up to sight the Ramadan crescent

      Now: Chief Astronomer Abdullah Al-Khudairi and his team have begun arriving at Sudair Observatory

      — Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) April 1, 2022

      Chief Astronomer Abdullah Al-Khudairi and his team gear up to sight the Ramadan crescent at Sudair Observatory

    • Apr 01, 2022 06:51 PM IST

      Muslims in Nigeria look for the Ramadan crescent

      Coming Friday is 29th of Sha’ban(1st April 2022) and hence the 1st day to look for Ramadan crescent.
      Find attached below Sunset and Moonset times of selected cities in Nigeria for Friday and Saturday, 1st & 2nd April 2022.

      — National Moonsighting Committee Nigeria (@moonsightingng) March 30, 2022

      The National Moonsighting Committee Nigeria reminded Muslims to look for the Ramadan crescent on Friday, that is 29th of Sha’ban or April 1, 2022.

    • Apr 01, 2022 06:36 PM IST

      Ramadan moon sighted in Australia

      Following the announcement by the grand Mufti of Australia and in consultation with the SA imams, the Imams Council of South Australia recently announced that the first day of Ramadan will be on Saturday 2/4/2022 and congratulated all Muslims in Australia and around the world on this blessed and spiritual month.

    • Apr 01, 2022 06:33 PM IST

      Moon not sighted in Malaysia and Indonesia

      As per the latest reported announcements, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan would be April 3 in both Malaysia and Indonesia. 

    • Apr 01, 2022 06:28 PM IST

      Moon not sighted in Sultanate of Brunei

      As per Khaleej Times, Sultanate of Brunei recently confirmed that the crescent moon for Ramadan 2022 was not sighted there on Friday hence, the holy month will begin from Sunday, April 3 while Saturday, April 2, would be the 30th or the last day of the month of Shaaban. 

    • Apr 01, 2022 06:23 PM IST

      Iftar traditions around the world

      Traditionally Iftar starts with dates and water, which leads to an Iftar-special spread consisting of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Egypt celebrates Iftar with colourful lanterns, while in Pakistan, people visit the local bazaar for the chaand raat celebrations. In India, people celebrate Iftar with dates, freshly cut fruits and fruit juice, followed by fried delicacies such as pakodas and samosas. Click here to know more about Iftar traditions around the world.

    • Apr 01, 2022 05:53 PM IST

      Saudi Arabia's official moon sighting venues for Ramadan

      When the Saudi Royal Court holds a meeting after Maghrib or evening prayers this Friday to analyse Ramadan 2022 moon report, if any, crescent moon sighting observations made from Sudair and Tumair will be part of the official decision.

    • Apr 01, 2022 05:47 PM IST

      Best wishes, images, messages and greetings to share with loved ones at the onset of Ramadan 2022

      This year, Ramadan may begin in India on the evening of April 2 or 3. Here are some wishes, images, greetings and messages you can share with your loved ones to celebrate the day.

    • Apr 01, 2022 05:47 PM IST

      Ramadan 2022 moon sighting significance

      Observing the crescent moon for Ramadan holds a lot of religious significance for the Muslim community all over the world. It denotes the start and the end of the month of Ramadan. Know all about the moon sighting tradition here.

    • Apr 01, 2022 05:44 PM IST

      How to fast during Ramadan when you have diabetes

      Diabetes patients need to take extra care during Ramzaan fasting and follow a proper diet routine to control their blood sugar levels. Here are expert tips.

    • Apr 01, 2022 05:41 PM IST

      Dos and don'ts of healthy Ramadan fasting

      Fasting during Ramadan can be quite beneficial and cleanses the body of harmful toxins. However, eating huge meals during Iftar meals or not drinking enough liquids between Iftar and Suhoor could lead to health issues or aggravate existing ones. Here are some nutrition dos and don'ts that one should follow while fasting for Ramadan, as suggested by experts. Read more here

    • Apr 01, 2022 04:50 PM IST

      What are the chances of Ramadan starting in India and Saudi Arabia on the same day?

      If observers in Saudi Arabia couldn't spot the crescent moon this Friday evening, Ramadan in the Kingdom and other Arab States will start on Sunday. In such a case, the start date of Ramadan in countries like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh could overlap with Saudi Arabia if the moon is sighted on April 2 in these Asian nations.

    • Apr 01, 2022 04:49 PM IST

      Ramadan 2022 start date in India

      In the Indian states of Kerala and Kashmir, the crescent moon for Ramadan is usually sighted a day earlier than the rest of the country. The Ramadan start date in India depends on the local sighting of the crescent moon, that is usually a day after sighting in Saudi Arabia. Ramadan is likely to start in India from Sunday, April 3, if the crescent moon is spotted on Saturday, April 2.

    • Apr 01, 2022 04:45 PM IST

      Benefits of intermittent fasting during Ramadan

      Restricting food intake during the day can help prevent chronic ailments like high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, as well as improve mental health and wellbeing.

    • Apr 01, 2022 04:44 PM IST

      Significance of Ramadan 

      Ramadan fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam where observant Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk and traditionally gather to break their fast with a date or khajur at iftar in the evening. Ramadan is also spelled Ramazan or Ramzan or Ramzaan when Muslims believe that God revealed the first verses of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad.

    • Apr 01, 2022 04:41 PM IST

      Ramadan 2022 start date

      If the crescent moon is sighted in the Kingdom today i.e. Friday April 01, 2022, Ramadan 2022 fasting will commence on Saturday April 02, 2022 in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and other Arab states and Middle East countries. If the crescent moon is not sighted in the Kingdom today, the Islamic holy month will start on Sunday April 03, 2022.

    • Apr 01, 2022 04:36 PM IST

      Saudi Arabia calls on Muslims to sight the crescent for Ramadan on Friday

      In a request to all Muslims, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia asked citizens and residents in the Kingdom to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1443 on the evening of Friday and stated, “Whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or through binoculars to report to the nearest court and register his testimony, or report to the authority of the region’s center in his area where he sighted the crescent to facilitate his reaching to the nearest court."

      Post the Isha or night prayers this Friday, the Saudi Arabia Supreme Court’s special session will sit and deliberate on the results of the search for the crescent moon and issue a decision.

  • Apr 01, 2022 04:22 PM IST

    Countries gearing up for moon sighting on Friday, April 1

    On Friday April 01, 2022, Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey, United Arab Emirate (UAE), Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Muscat, Egypt, Yemen, Oman and other Middle East states along with countries like the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia will sight the crescent moon for Ramadan 1443 and confirm the start date of the Holy month of fasting.

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