However, Qatar’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) simply said that there was no moon tonight and an investigation will continue tomorrow.
نظرا لعدم ثبوت دخول شهر رمضان المبارك في هذه الليلة،فإن اللجنة تعلن عن أنها ستواصل تحريها يوم غد الجمعة لإثبات شهادة من يراه#وزارة_الأوقاف
— وزارة الأوقاف – قطر (@AwqafM) May 25, 2017
Still, the lack of a moon sighting means that the month of Shabaan will conclude tomorrow.
And the month of Ramadan will officially began after sunset (Friday).
Friday is also when the first taraweeh (special night) prayers will take place at mosques across Qatar.
Starting Saturday, expect shortened work hours (five hours a day for government employees, and six for the private sector), a ban on public eating and drinking during the day and other changes.
Shorter school days will also take effect on Sunday.
Ramadan Kareem, almost! Thoughts?