Ramadan to begin in Philippines on Saturday

The Muslims in the Philippines will begin fasting for the holy month of Ramadan from Saturday, July 21, 2012 after moon was not sighted on Thursday.

Dennison Abidin, director of National Commission of Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), said moon sighting committees in Manila, Mindanao and other regions didn’t sight the moon due to dark clouds on Thursday so the first day of Ramadan will be Saturday, July 21, Rappler said in its online report.

But Muslims in the Gulf states and other countries were still awaiting for the decision from their respective moon sighting committees about the onset of the holy month till the filing of this report.

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