Brunei Darussalam Begins Month of Ramadan Thursday

By the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam will begin fasting this Thursday. The announcement on the moon-sighting was aired on Radio and Television Brunei this evening.

The delegation assigned to sight the new moon of Ramadhan comprising the Syari'e Court Judges, officers from the Syariah Courts, State Judicial Department, Prime Minister's Office and officers from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Survey Department, Ministry of Development as well as the State Mufti Department, failed to sight the new moon of Ramadan. They were stationed at DST Tower in Tungkulink highway, Bukit Agok Jerudong and Tanjung Batu, Muara Town in the Brunei Muara District, Bukit Lumut in the Belait District and Bukit Ambok in the Tutong District. Nightly Sunat Terawih and Witir Prayers as well as Al-Quran Tadarus ceremonies during Ramadan will be held at all mosques and suraus in the country begin Tomorrow night, after Isyak prayer.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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