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Just In: Ramadan Begins Monday As Crescent Moon Is Sighted In Saudi Arabia

The holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic lunar calendar 1445 will begin on Monday, March 11, 2024, with the sighting of the Crescent Moon in Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, Muslim faithful around the world were placed on alert to report the sighting of the moon in readiness for the sacred month considered for piety and sacrifice in the Islamic world.

In Nigeria, the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Saa’d Abubakar III, who is also the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) had also charged faithful to be on the lookout for the moon.

The sighting of the moon on Sunday signals the kickoff of the Ramadhān period from midnight with taraweeh prayers after Isha’i prayer.


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