Ramadan begins Sunday: Dar Al-Ifta
Dar Al-Ifta members in a ceremony announce Ramadan will start this Sunday - YOUM7/Kareem Abdul Kareem

CAIRO: Egypt’s Dar Al-Ifta announced Friday that the first day of the holy month of Ramadan will be Sunday, June 29, according to the moon sighting for the year 1435 of the Islamic Calendar.

The Dar Al-Ifta added in its statement that Ramadan’s crescent was not sighted Friday, meaning that Saturday will be the last day of Shaabaan.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait also announced that Ramadan will begin Sunday according to their sighting committees.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and lasts for 29-30 days. During Ramadan, all Muslims are obligated to fast during the day with the exception of those suffering from chronic diseases, pregnant and menstruating women and those traveling long distances.

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