Australian Muslims Start Fasting Ramadan 2024 on Tuesday 12 March News – 12 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia-Muslims in Australia will start 1 Ramadan 1445 Hijriah or the beginning of fasting on Tuesday, (12/3/2024). This was decided after seeing that the first night of Ramadan would occur after sunset Monday evening, (11/3/2024).

“The Australian National Imam Council and the Australian Fatwa Council recognize, understand and respect Imams and clerics who may have different opinions, and ask all Muslims to respect differences of opinion on issues,” said Australia's Grand Mufti, Ibrahim Abu Mohamad, quoted from au, Sunday (10/3/2024).

As is known, the month of Ramadan falls in the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. The calendar relies on the lunar cycle, so Ramadan falls about 11 days earlier each year.

The announcement from the Grand Mufti of Australia regarding the first day of Ramadan was addressed to all states and territories on the kangaroo continent. Ibrahim and the Australian Fatwa Council said this determination method uses calculations of birth months before sunset, the duration of the moon setting and the possibility of the moon appearing.

“This is a method that has been adopted by many prominent and prominent Muslim scholars, councils and countries in the world,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian government will also determine the first day of Ramadan this afternoon. The Ministry of Religion is holding an Isbat session which starts at 18.15 WIB. The results of the trial will be announced in the next hour via a press conference at 19.05 WIB.

The Ministry of Religion, via its website, stated that the 2024 isbat session will take place in a hybrid manner, namely online and offline. This isbat session used the reckoning and rukyatul hilal methods.

The isbat session will also be attended by ambassadors from friendly countries and representatives of Islamic organizations, as well as representatives from the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the MUI leadership council, and Commission VIII of the DPR RI.

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