Ramadan likely to fall on May 6 in Qatar: Astronomical expert

According to calculations by astronomers, the holy month of Ramadan will likely start from Monday, May 6, 2019.

According to Qatar Calendar House experts the new crescent of Ramadan 1440 H will be born on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 1:47 am Doha time. 

According to Dr Bashir Marzouk, Astronomer at the Qatar Calendar House, the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan will remain in the sky for 31 minutes after Sunday sunset.

Accordingly, on Monday May 6, 2019 is the first day of Ramadan 1440 H, and Sunday, May 5 2019, is the last day of Sha’ban 1440H.

However, the Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is responsible for announcing the beginning of the holy month after sighting the crescent of Ramadan.

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