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Bangsamoro Darul Ifta announces April 3 as the start of Ramadhan

The Office of the Bangsamoro Darul Ifta, headed by Mufti Abuhuraira Udasan, announced that Sunday, the 3rd day of April as the start of Ramadhan based on the moonsighting result that was conducted on Friday, April 1, 2022.
“They have performed what they were assigned to do (moonsighting), and then finally, the result of the moonsighting is that the moon crescent has not been sighted. Based on this, the Bangsamoro Darul Ifta has decided that the beginning of Ramadan will be on Sunday 3rd of April 2022,” the announcement read.

Based on the hadith of the Allah's Messenger, peace and blessing be upon him: "Fast when you see it (the crescent of Ramadan) and break the fast when you see it (the crescent of Shawwal), and if it is obscured from you too cloudy, then complete Sha'ban a thirty (days)"

Fasting during Ramadhan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims streghthen their connection with the Almighty through prayers, meditation, giving charity and reading the Holy Qur’an during Ramadhan.