(MENAFN - Morocco World News) The holy month of Ramadan will start in Morocco on Tuesday June 7, the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs said on its official website.
The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs said in astatementthat the calculated results of the administrative Calendar show that the crescent of the month of Ramadan 1437 AH will not be sighted on the evening of Sunday, Sha'ban 29, 1437 AH corresponding to June 5 2016. Since the month of Sha'ban will complete 30 days, according to the same calculations, the first day of Ramadan will be June Tuesday June 7. Ramadan is a time when Muslims across the world fast from sunrise until sunset. The Islamic months are dated according to the Islamic lunar calendar. Because of this, determining when a month starts and when it ends is subject to either observing the crescent or relying on a method of calculations. Morocco is among the Muslim countries that rely on a local sighting of the moon by special committees, in line with the Hadith of the prophet (peace be upon Him): 'Fast when you see the crescent and break the fast when you see it; if it is not apparent, then make the month of Sha'ban thirty days.' During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world reach into their hearts, spending more time on personal reflection and devotion to God.