UAE sets up panel to sight Ramadan moon

August 7th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Aug 7 (IANS/WAM) UAE Justice Minister Hadef Jouan Al Dhahiri has set up a panel to sight the crescent moon that marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
Senior judiciary officials, religious counsellors and astronomical society members are included in the panel, the justice ministry said Saturday.

The verification committee affiliated with the Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department will follow up the sighting of the moon in the central, eastern and western regions of the emirate.

The committee will meet Tuesday evening at the judiciary department headquarters.

–IANS/WAM

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