Ramadan moon sighted in Addu City

Children fly kites in the Usfasgandu area of Male' City on April 23, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Ramadan moon has been sighted in Addu City.

Sun has learned five women have given testimonies at court, confirming the sighting of the moon.

Therefore, the chances of Islamic Ministry declaring Saturday, as the first day of Ramadan, have significantly been increased.

The policy for sighting the moon in the Maldives is to confirm whether anyone across the nation has sighted the moon or whether other Islamic nations report the sighting of the moon.

In traditional Islamic calendar, months last for 29 or 30 days. Sighting of the moon for the impending month is held on 29th day of the ongoing month. A crescent moon is to be witnessed to mark the beginning of a new month.