Sighting Of Ramadan Moon On May 26

Sighting Of Ramadan Moon On May 26
KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 (Bernama) — The sighting of moon for the commencement of fasting for Muslims in Malaysia has been set on May 26 (Friday) which coincides with 29 Syaaban 1438 Hijrah.

According to a statement from the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal today, the Rulers’ Council had agreed that the date for the beginning of fasting will be based on sighting and calculation (rukyah and hisap).

“The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal will declare on that night the date fasting begins through radio and television,” the statement said.

The committees for the sighting of moon for Ramadan will be held on the evening of May 26 at 29 locations:

1. Pontian Kecil, Johor

2. Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex, Kampung Balik Batu, Tanjung Bidara, Melaka

3. Telok Kemang, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

4. Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, Selangor

5. Bukit Jugra, Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor

6. Selangor Observatory, Sabak Bernam, Selangor

7. Pantai Pasir Panjang, Mukim Pengkalan Baru, Manjong, Perak

8. Sheikh Tahir Astronomy Centre, Pantai Aceh, Penang

9. Kampung Pulau Sayak, Kuala Muda, Kedah

10. Pemandangan Indah, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah

11. Menara Alor Setar, Kedah

12. Bukit Besar, Kuala Terengganu; Terengganu

13. Bukit Geliga, Kemaman, Terengganu

14. Pulau Perhentian, Besut, Terengganu

15. KUSZA Observatory, Mukim Merang, Setiu, Terengganu

16. Bukit Peraksi, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan

17. Bukit Kampung Tembeling, Mukim Manjur, Daerah Olak Jeram, Kuala Krai, Kelantan

18. Menara Bangunan SEDC, Jalan Tengku Putera Semerak, Kota Baharu, Kelantan

19. Luak Esplanade, Miri, Sarawak

20. Teluk Bandung, Kuching, Sarawak

21. Tanjung Batu, Kuching, Sarawak

22. Al-Biruni Astronomy Centre, Tanjung Dumpil, Putatan, Sabah

23. Bukit Tanjong Batu, Nenasi, Pahang

24. Gunung Berincang, Cameron Highlands, Pahang

25. Bukit Pelindong, Kuantan, Pahang

26. Tingkat 13, Menara Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus

27. Menara Kuala Lumpur

28. Putrajaya International Convention Centre

29. Kuala Sungai Baru, Simpang Empat, Perlis.

— BERNAMA