Saudi Arabia calls for observance of Shawwal month on Saturday

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Dammam | The Saudi Supreme Court has called on believers across the country to observe the Shawwal month in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the Saudi news agency reported. According to the Umm al-Qura calendar, it is recommended to observe the lunar month on the evening of Saturday (April 30), the 29th day of Ramadan. The Supreme Court has asked that anyone who sees a new moon with the naked eye or using telescopes report the matter to the nearest court.

Monthly monitoring systems will be set up in areas such as Tumair and Hota Sudair in Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Monthly Monitoring Committee. The Hota Sudair, Tumair and Makkah Observatories are among the oldest places to observe the new moon, including Madinah, Riyadh, Dhahran, Qasim, Hail, Tabuk and Shakra. The Tumair Observatory, founded in 1436 AH, is the most important observatory in the country. The observatory is located at an altitude of 680 m above sea level and 80 m above the earth’s surface.

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