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Ramadan 2015: Moon sighting in USA and Canada

NEW YORK – If the Ramadan moon is not sighted on Tuesday, the month of fasting will begin on Thursday in USA and Canada.

The month of Ramadan in USA and Canada almost starts with gulf countries.

Saudi Arabia has called on Muslims to immediately report the sighting of the crescent moon with a court or an authority.

The moon sighting committee astronomically decides about the first day of Ramadan and the same practice is repeated to predict astronomically the last day of the Ramadan or Eid -ul- Fitr.

Earlier, The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has asked its citizens to keep an eye out for the crescent moon on Tuesday, which, if sighted, would mark the beginning of the month of Ramadan on Wednesday.

Muslims all over the world will observe a month of fasting and prayers during Ramadan, which is considered to be one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and commemorates the time that the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed on the night of “Laylat Al Qadr”.

Muslims fast from dawn to dusk every day, and also observe sexual abstinence.