The observation of the crescent moon announcing the beginning of the month of Ramadan took place this Sunday 29th chaaban 1440H, corresponding to May 5, 2019.
According to the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs the first day of Ramadan in Morocco is Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
As we know, the duration of fasting differs from one country to another. Thus, according to the International Center for Astronomy (CIA), the country where Muslims will fast the longest is Algeria (16 hours on average), while the country where the duration of fasting will be the shortest is Somalia (about 13 hours and 30 minutes).
In Morocco, it will take 15 hours and 16 minutes to break the fast on the first day of Ramadan, while the duration will be 16 hours and 1 minute on the last day of the holy month.
Note that the holy month of Ramadan begins this Monday, May 6 in several Arab countries of the Gulf and the Middle East.
The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia announced that on the evening of Saturday 29 Chaaban of the year 1440H, the lunar crescent was not observed and therefore the 1st day of the holy month of Ramadan will be Monday 06 May 2019.
For their part, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Lebanon have also announced that Sunday will be 30 Chaaban and the first day of Ramadan will be observed on Monday.
In addition, astronomer Hicham El Aissaoui assured that Ramadan will begin Tuesday, May 7 in Morocco. On his Facebook page, the winner of Dar Al Hadith Al Hassania said, in this regard, that the Ministry of Habous will announce Sunday, May 5 in the evening.