A man recites the Quran at the Traders' mosque on Ameenee Road in Male during Ramadan 2022. Dhauru Photo/ Abdulla Yashau
Ramadan to begin on Thursday
Therefore, Wednesday will be the 30th day of Shauban and the first day of the fasting month will begin after midnight of March 23, Thursday.
22 March 2023
Islamic ministry on Tuesday announced that the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday.
The ministry made the announcement at a crescent sighting and confirmation held at the islamic centre Tuesday evening.
Islamic Minister Dr Ahmed Zahir said that neither the Maldives nor any other Islamic country has received any official confirmation of the sighting of the moon.
Wednesday will be the 30th day of Shauban and the fasting month will begin on Thursday.