Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has called on all Muslims on Thursday evening 23 April to see the Ramadan crescent.
The court has urged all people to look out for the crescent moon which marks the beginning of the fasting month, according to reports.
“Anyone who sights the moon through a telescope or the naked eye should inform the nearest court,” the court said.
If Thursday night, Sha’aban 30, the moon is sighted, then Friday is the first day of the Ramadan holy month.
Ramadan 2020 will under worst conditions, as the entire globe is deals with the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, King Salman of Saudi Arabia approved the reduced prayers of Taraweeh with continued suspension of pilgrims in the two Holy Mosques of Mecca and Medina.
To cope with the pandemic crisis during the month of Ramadan, Saudi authorities have developed a comprehensive scheme.