An agency in Saudi Arabia has said the holy month of Ramadan could travel beyond Wednesday to Thursday because there is no sight of the crescent moon.
Since April 13, Muslims across the globe have abstained from eating, drinking, and any form of sexual relationship from dawn till dusk as means of devoting a 30 day fast and prayers to Allah.
Ramadan can either run for 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of a new crescent moon.
As this year’s Ramadan nears its end, astronomers have been engaging in careful observation for a new moon to determine the day of Eid-Al-Fitr.
Saudi Arabia plays an important role in the Islamic religion and with their crescent moon not in sight, this could mean an additional day to the fasting period according to the Arabian agency known as Haramain Sharifain
Below is their tweet
#Shawwal 1442 Crescent Search today!— Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) May 11, 2021
The crescent of the month of Shawwal will be searched today to determine the day of Eid Al Fitr.
Follow this thread as we bring you updates throughout the day, expect final announcement around 7:15 PM ? pic.twitter.com/IcTdmxffic