The crescent moon of Ramadan 1443/ 2022 was seen in multiple locations in Saudi Arabia. 1st Ramadan 1443 will be on Saturday, 2nd April 2022.
The date for Ramadan, also known as Ramazan or Ramzan, changes yearly because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle hence, its starting and end date depends upon the sighting of the crescent moon. This year, Ramadan may begin in India from the evening of April 2 or 1 Ramadan 1443 AH with the first fast being observed on April 3, 2022, depending upon the sighting of the crescent moon.
Usually, the crescent of Ramadan is first sighted in Saudi Arabia and some parts of India along with some Western countries and then usually a day later in the rest of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries. In many countries, it is that time of the year already when Muslims across the world are gearing up to sight the crescent moon of Ramadan 2022 tonight.
Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar, that takes place for 720 hours i.e. four weeks and two days during which the followers of Islam fast between dawn and sunset, pray for peace and guidance, give back to the community in the form of charity or zakaat or engaging in humanitarian activities such as feeding the underprivileged and introspect to enlighten their souls.
Ramadan moon sighted in Australia
Following the announcement by the grand Mufti of Australia and in consultation with the SA imams, the Imams Council of South Australia recently announced that the first day of Ramadan will be on Saturday 2/4/2022 and congratulated all Muslims in Australia and around the world on this blessed and spiritual month.