Millions of Muslims will celebrate the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday, June 18, following announcement that the new moon was not sighted on Tuesday.
Wednesday is the end of the month of Sha`aban and Thursday is the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
A similar announcement was made by the UAE’s Moon Sighting Committee and other gulf states.
Crescent for holy month of Ramadan was not sighted also in Indonesia, Japan and Turkey. Therefore, the countries announced the start of Ramadan on Thursday.