KUALA LUMPUR, 16 June, 2015:
Muslims in Malaysia will start fasting for Ramadan starting this Thursday, June 18, 2015, which is 1st Ramadan, 1436 Hijrah (AH).
Keeper of Ruler’s Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad announced the beginning of fasting date for all states in the country has been set on the said date to fulfil the command of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong after it was agreed by the other Sultans.
The announcement was made on a local television.
The office of the Keeper of the Ruler’s Seal previously set the date of June 16 or 29 Syaaban 1436 AH for the sighting of the crescent moon to signify the start of the holy month.
The Rulers Council had also agreed to set the starting date of fasting in accordance to the Ruqyah and Hisab.