The Crescent Sighting Committee at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) has asked Muslims in Qatar to look to the sky on Sunday after sunset.
QNA reports that anyone who spots the crescent moon should head to the ministry’s headquarters in Dafna to report the sighting.
The committee will meet immediately after sunset prayers and within a few hours announce when the month of Ramadan begins.
If the crescent is sighted, fasting will start on Monday, June 6. If not, the first fasting day will be on Tuesday, June 7.
Once fasting begins, expect most restaurants tog be closed during the day. School hours, as well as the public and private sector, will also be shortened during Ramadan.
For a primer on what to know about Ramadan in Qatar, see our guide here.
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