Saudi: Ramadan fasting to begin on Saturday, May 27
However, Qatar’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) simply said that there was no moon tonight and an investigation will continue tomorrow.
Still, the lack of a moon sighting means that the month of Shabaan will conclude tomorrow.
And the month of Ramadan will officially began after sunset (Friday).
Friday is also when the first taraweeh (special night) prayers will take place at mosques across Qatar.
Starting Saturday, expect shortened work hours (five hours a day for government employees, and six for the private sector), a ban on public eating and drinking during the day and other changes.
Shorter school days will also take effect on Sunday.
Ramadan Kareem, almost! Thoughts?