“Tomorrow, Tuesday… is the start of the blessed month of Ramadan this 12 months,” the dominion’s supreme courtroom mentioned in a royal courtroom assertion.
Other Muslim nations, together with Sunni-majority Egypt and Lebanon, have additionally introduced that Tuesday marks the beginning of Ramadan, whereas Shiite-majority nations like Iran are anticipated to begin a day later.
The daytime fasting month of Ramadan is among the 5 pillars of Islam.
Observant Muslims chorus from consuming and ingesting from daybreak to nightfall, and historically collect with household and associates to interrupt their quick within the night.
It can also be a time of prayers, throughout which Muslims usually converge in massive numbers at mosques, particularly at night time.
But on account of Covid-19 pandemic, many Muslim-majority nations have imposed restrictions on worshippers, together with night-time curfews, and known as for prayers to be carried out at dwelling.
“The month of Ramadan is upon us and the world is affected by the coronavirus pandemic,” Saudi King Salman mentioned in an announcement launched by state tv.
“We thank God for the scientific efforts in creating vaccines to curb the pandemic.”
The beginning date of Ramadan, the holiest Muslim month, is about by each lunar calculations and bodily sightings to find out the start of a brand new month.