Moon not sighted, first of Ramadhan automatically falls on Tuesday April 13

The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council says the moon has not been sighted (PHOTO/Courtesy).

KAMPALA — The Ramadhan moon has been not sighted on Sunday evening, hence the first of the holy month would be observed on Tuesday — April 13.

A top official at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council said that the crescent moon had not been sighted.

Accordingly, Monday, April 12, will be the last and 30th day of Shaban 1442 Hijri.

The official said UMSC moon sighting committee had met earlier today to spot the crescent with the naked eye.

The holy month of Ramadhan 2021 is the most auspicious time of the year and is observed with full enthusiasm by the Muslim community across the world.

Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and falls after the end of Shaban month. During Ramadhan, Muslims across the globe spend their time fasting, praying, giving back to the community and introspecting.

The fasting during this month is considered as one of the five pillars of Islam. The five pillars of Islam are Shahada (profession of faith), Salat (Prayer), Zakat (Almsgiving), Sawm (Fasting) and Hajj (Pilgrimage).

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