ANNOUNCEMENT BY MUFTI OF SINGAPORE ON THE BEGINNING OF RAMADAN FOR MUSLIMS IN SINGAPORE
According to astronomical calculations, as agreed upon by member countries of MABIMS (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore), the crescent for the month of Ramadan did appear this evening after sunset for about 26 minutes. As such, the first day of fasting for the month of Ramadan falls tomorrow, Monday, 6 May 2019.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Muslims in Singapore a blessed Ramadan. In this blessed month, let’s take the opportunity to strengthen friendship and foster stronger family ties by performing activities together such as having the pre-dawn and break fast meals, as well as the night prayers as a family.
May God bless our efforts in establishing a Muslim Community of Excellence and bestow upon us the strength to perform our fast with much faith and devotion.
DR MOHAMED FATRIS BAKARAM
MUFTI, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE