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Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court calls on Muslims to sight Shawwal crescent

Author: sarah glubbTue, 2018-06-12 15:52ID: 1528808125592431000

JEDDAH: The Saudi Supreme Court has urged any person who sees the Shawwal crescent with the naked eye or through telescopes to report it to the nearest court and record his statement. He could also contact the nearest center to help him get to the court.
“In accordance with the Supreme Courts decision number 108 on May 15 that declared the beginning of the month of Ramadan on May 17, the court asks Muslims all over Saudi Arabia to monitor the Shawwal crescent of the Hijri year of 1439 on Thursday, June 14,” the courts statement said.
“The Supreme Court asks those who have the ability to monitor to do so and join the committees formed in the regions for the matter. Such participation will be rewarded by God since it comes as a cooperation in righteousness and piety and benefits all Muslims.”
The announcement is required to be broadcasted again and publicized on June 13 and 14 according to the Umm Al-Qura Calendar.

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