EYEAFICA TV: Middle East: Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen and Iraq has declare Saturday as the first day of the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan but Saudi Arabia says it postponed the confirmation.
Turkey, along Muslim communities in Europe, US, Canada and Australia previously declared that Saturday will be the first day of Ramadan, based on astronomical calculations of the new moon birth.
Saudi Arabia’s High Judicial Court announced that the moon was not sighted on Thursday evening, and that it will convene on Friday evening for moon sighting again.
Gambia have been relying on confirmation from the Holy city of Macca start fasting but in the past years, this have posed controversy with the country starting Ramadan on different dates.
Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE made similar announcements, and will make the call on Friday evening.