Moon sighting to determine start of Ramadan on May 5


  • Nation
  • Friday, 26 Apr 2019

(STAND ALONE) Staff from the Sarawak Mufti's office observing the sky at Telok Banding, Santubong, for a sighting of the new moon ahead of the fasting month. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The date to look for the new moon to determine the beginning of fasting for Muslims in Malaysia has been fixed for Sunday (May 5).

According to a statement issued by the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal on Friday (April 26), the respective committees will look for the new moon for Ramadan in the evening at 29 locations.

The locations are: 

  1. Pontian Kecil, Johor
  2. Kompleks Falak Al-Khawarizmi Kampung Balik Batu, Tanjung Bidara, Melaka
  3. Telok Kemang, Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan
  4. Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, Selangor
  5. Bukit Jugra, Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor
  6. Balai Cerap Selangor, Sabak Bernam, Selangor
  7. Pantai Pasir Panjang, Mukim Pengkalan Baru, Manjong, Perak
  8. Pusat Falak Sheikh Tahir, Pantai Aceh, Pulau Pinang
  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. Balai Cerap KUSZA, 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 Baaru, Kelantan      
  19. Esplanade Luak, Miri, Sarawak
  20. Teluk Bandung, Kuching, Sarawak
  21. Tanjung Batu, Kuching, Sarawak
  22. Balai Cerap Al-Biruni, Tanjung Dumpil, Putatan, Sabah      
  23. Bukit Tanjong Batu, Nenasi, Pahang      
  24. Gunung Berincang, Cameron Highlands, Pahang      
  25. Bukit Pelindong, Kuantan, Pahang
  26. 13th floor, Menara Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kampus Antarabangsa, Labuan      
  27. Menara Kuala Lumpur
  28. Putrajaya International Convention Centre
  29. Kuala Sungai Baru, Simpang Empat, Perlis 

The Council of Rulers had agreed that the way to fix the date for the beginning of the fast is based on the "rukyah and hisab", said the statement.

“The Keeper of the Rulers' Seal will declare on the same night the date for the beginning of the fast via radio and television,” it added. - Bernama


   

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