Ramadhan begins Saturday

With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Sultanate will observe the first day of Ramadhan on Saturday, 1st Ramadhan 1441 Hijrah, corresponding to April 25 2020.

The announcement on the moon-sighting was broadcast on Radio Television Brunei this evening following the failure to sight the hilal (crescent).

Officials during the moon sighting event at the DST Tower in Jalan Tungku Link. (PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS)

The bid to see this year’s new moon of Ramadhan 1441 Hijrah was carried out by judges from the Syar’ie Court, together with officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the State Mufti’s Office and the Survey Department.

Among those present during the moon sighting event at the DST Tower in Jalan Tungku Link was Deputy Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka AR. Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin