Ramadan to start on May 27 – Muslim leaders

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Muslim leaders from South-West and North have said that there is high likelihood that this year’s Ramadan starts on May 27.

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The leaders shared this view at an interactive session in Ibadan between National Moon Sighting Committee(NMSC) and its affiliate in the South-West, an event the League of Imams and ‘Alfas’ in the South-West organised.

Speaking at the occasion, Vice-President, NMSC, Prof. Usma El Nafaty, said based on calculation the sun would set at 6.45 pm on Friday, May 26, 2017, while the moon would set at 7.39 pm.

Prof. Nafaty’s word, “On Saturday, May 27, 2017, the sun will set at 6.45 pm while the moon will set at 8.42 pm. The age will be 46 hours, one minute after conjunction and it will set slightly to the left of the point where the sun sets upward to 26.0 degrees above the horizon. Technically, Ramadan for this year will start on Saturday, May 27, 2017.”

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