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26.10.2003 General News

Muslims to begin Ramadan fasting Today

Muslims to begin Ramadan fasting  Today
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Sunday October 26, has been declared as the first day of the Ramadan fasting for all Muslims in the country. A statement signed by Sheikh M. M. Gedel, Chairman of the National Hilal Committee said as late as 2200 hours on Friday Oct. 24, which is the 29th Sha'ban, no report had been received from anywhere in the country about the sighting of the Ramadan new moon. "However, since Saturday October 25, is the 30th day of Sha'ban, the National Chief Imam and the Ameer and Missionary in Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslims Mission have authorised the National Hilal Committee to declare Sunday October 26, as the first day of Ramadan," the statement said.

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