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Ramadan fast to start Sunday

The last day of the Islamic calendar month of Syaaban will fall on Saturday, so the first day of fasting for Ramadan will begin Sunday (June 29), says MUIS.

SINGAPORE: The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) said on Friday (June 27) that the first day of fasting for Ramadan will begin on Sunday (June 29).

In a statement, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram, the Mufti of Singapore, said: "According to astronomical calculations, the crescent for the month of Ramadan this evening did not meet the criteria agreed upon by member countries of MABIMS (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore)."

As such, the last day of the Islamic calendar month of Syaaban would be on Saturday, and the first fasting day for the month of Ramadan is on Sunday, he said.

"I would like to take this opportunity to wish every Muslim in Singapore a blessed Ramadan. May God bestow upon us the fortitude to perform our fast with humility and strengthen our faith," the Mufti added.

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