In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The Supreme Court of the Kingdom called on all Muslims to investigate the sighting of the Ramadan crescent on Friday, the twenty-ninth of Sha’ban.
In the United Arab Emirates:
The committee for investigating the sighting of the crescent of Ramadan is now preparing for the process of observing the crescent “vision” after the Maghrib prayer today, Friday, Sha’ban 29, in order to gather evidence to prove the beginning of Ramadan.
In this context, the International Astronomy Center, located in the capital, Abu Dhabi, announced that Friday is the completion of the month of Sha’ban, and that Saturday, April 2, is the start of Ramadan in the Emirates and the vast majority of Islamic countries.
For its part, the Center pointed out that Sha’ban began in most Islamic countries on Friday, March 4, 2022, and for this reason, most countries will investigate the crescent of Ramadan today, Sha’ban 29, corresponding to April 1.
It is worth noting that the International Astronomy Center has made it clear that seeing the crescent of Ramadan Friday is not possible with the naked eye anywhere in the Islamic world, but the birth of the crescent will be monitored by telescope only, and with great difficulty, and it will be monitored by the telescope from simple parties in the west of the African continent.
The Astronomy Center has made it clear that seeing the crescent will be possible with the naked eye with great difficulty in some areas of the American continents.
The Astronomy Center has reported that sighting the Ramadan crescent is possible using astrophotography technology, but also with great difficulty.
With the center clarifying the possibility of seeing the crescent with a telescope from simple parts of the world today, due to the occurrence of the conjugation state before the time of sunset and the occurrence of the sunset of the moon after sunset in all parts of the world.
For its part, the International Astronomy Center explained that it is customary in these circumstances that most Islamic countries start the month of Ramadan on the next day, which this year is Saturday, April 2, and the period of Ramadan will be 30 days.
It is worth noting that some Islamic countries require sighting the crescent with the naked eye, so they will announce the Saturday that completes the month of Sha’ban, and that Sunday, April 3, is the start of Ramadan.