Ramadan begins today in Qatar

 27 May 2017 - 0:34

Ramadan begins today in Qatar
Faithful performing the Taraweeh prayer at Imam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab Grand Mosque in Doha, yesterday as the holy month of Ramadan starts today. Pic: Kammutty V P / The Peninsula


Ramadan Crescent Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) announced that today, May 27, will be the first day of Ramadan.
This came in a statement released by the committee after a meeting it held yesterday.
The committee's statement said that they have confirmed the viewing of the Ramadan Crescent last night. The statement then announced Saturday as the first day of Ramadan.
The committee then expressed greetings on the arrival of the month to  Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani,  Father Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Deputy Emir H H  Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani, and to the wise government, the Qatari people and all Muslims.