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Holy month of Ramadan begins April 3 in PH – Bangsamoro mufti

/ 11:48 PM April 01, 2022
Holy month of Ramadan begins April 3 in PH – Bangsamoro mufti

FILE PHOTO: A Imam prays at an empty mosque in Cotabato City, on the southern island of Mindanao on May 22, 2020, ahead of Eid-al-Fitr, with mass gathering still not allowed in mosques or churches, as part of the government’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. AFP/PFerdinandh Cabrera

MANILA, Philippines — The Bangsamoro mufti on Friday announced that fasting in the holy month of Ramadan will begin on Sunday, April 3.

“By virtue of the authority vested in me, as Bangsamaro mufti, I hereby announce that the first fasting day of Ramadan, will be on Sunday, April 3, 2022,” Sheikh Abu Huraira Udasan, the Grand Mufti of the Bangsamoro, said a press briefing.

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According to the Bangsamoro mufti, the holy month of Ramadan was declared as the moon crescent was not sighted this Friday night.

He also said that had the moon crescent been sighted on Friday night, the holy month of Ramadan would have started in the country on Saturday, April 2.

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Some 1.7 million Muslims are expected to fast for Ramadan from sunrise to dusk while praying and reflecting.

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