Supreme Court: June 6 is the first day of Ramadan
Monday, June 6, 2016, is the first day of Ramadan, the Royal Court announced late on Sunday.
In a statement, the Royal Court said the Supreme Court made the decision after validating reports of sightings of the Ramadan crescent moon.
More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month of Ramadan, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having marital relations from dawn until sunset.
Muslims are also enjoined to avoid evil thoughts and deeds.
The Holy month of Ramadan is sacred to Muslims around the world, because it was during this month that the Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).