Ramadan moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia

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Ramadan moon has not been sighted in Saudi Arabia today. As per the details, the first fast of the Holy month will be observed on 13th April, Tuesday.

Taraweeh will start from Tuesday in Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi following all the coronavirus SOPs.

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia called on all Muslims in UAE, Qatar, and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the month of Ramadan on Sunday evening (11th April).

It is pertinent to mention here that Masjid-e-Nabawi will reopen two hours before Fajr prayers and close half an hour after Taraweeh prayers.

However, except during the last ten days of Ramadan, when the mosque will be open for 24 hours.

Moreover, the Saudi government had announced that Iftar gatherings and I’tikaf will not be allowed in the Masjid Al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi during Ramadan.

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, the head of affairs of the two mosques, said that the Presidency would provide ready-made food to the worshipers in the Masjid al-Haram, while Sehri would not be allowed in the Prophet (PBUH) Mosque.

No one will be allowed to eat in the courtyards of both mosques and everyone will be provided food individually.

Zamzam water coolers will also not be available and 200,000 bottles of Zamzam water will be provided on a daily basis.

In addition, those who wish to break the fast in the Masjid al-Haram will only be allowed to bring dates and water for themselves and will not be allowed to share them with anyone.

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