Bahrain’s Moon-sighting Panel to Meet Again Tonight

by BTM

Thu, 23 April 2020

Bahrain’s Moon-sighting Panel to Meet Again Tonight

The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) has announced that the Moon-sighting panel has decided to convene again tonight (April 23).
The panel met last night at the SCIA headquarters to  receive testimonies about the sighting of the new moon  confirming the advent of the Holy month of Ramadan.
This Ramadan a few preventative measures will be in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Bahrain during the Holy Month. The new measures (below) are directives from His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.

Iftar (breaking fast) will be limited to small family gatherings
Refraining from organising and/or attending Ramadan Majlises and Ghabgas
Refraining from hosting public Iftar banquets
Refraining from Gerga’oun and Weda’ gatherings
Refraining from the public distribution of iftar packages
Zakat Al-Fitr kiosks will be replaced with electronic platforms and applications for the collection and distribution of Zakat Al-Fitr.
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