Moon-sighting for Ramadan 1432H in Malaysia

The date for sighting the new moon to determine the beginning of the fasting month for Muslims throughout the country will be on the afternoon of Sunday, July 31st 2011, which is equivalent to 29th Sha’ban 1432 AH.

31 locations throughout the country have been set as the place to sight the new moon of Ramadan, which are as follows.

Pontian Kecil di Johor;
Kompleks Falak Al-Khawarizmi, Tanjung Bidara (Melaka);
Teluk Kemang (Negeri Sembilan);
Bukit Melawati (Selangor);
Pulau Angsa (Selangor);
Bukit Jugra (Selangor),
Balai Cerap Selangor, Sabak Bernam (Selangor);
Pantai Pasir Panjang (Perak);
Pusat Falak Sheikh Tahir, Pantai Aceh (Pulau Pinang);
Kampung Pulau Sayak, Kuala Muda (Kedah);
Pemandangan Indah, Pulau Langkawi (Kedah);
Menara Alor Setar (Kedah).
Bukit Besar, Kuala Terengganu (Terengganu);
Bukit Kemuning, Kemaman (Terengganu);
Pulau Perhentian (Terengganu);
Balai Cerap KUSZA, Setiu (Terengganu),
Bukit Peraksi, Pasir Puteh (Kelantan);
Bukit Kampung Tembeling, Kuala Krai (Kelantan);
Menara Bangunan SEDC, Kota Baharu (Kelantan).
Tanjung Lubang, Miri (Sarawak);
Teluk Bandung, Kuching (Sarawak),
Tanjung Batu, Bintulu (Sarawak);
Balai Cerap Al-Biruni, Putatan, Sabah;
Bukit Tanjung Batu, Nenasi (Pahang);
Gunung Berincang, Cameron Highlands (Pahang);
Bukit Pelindong, Kuantan (Pahang).
Menara Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Labuan);
Menara Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur);
Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya, dan
Kuala Sungai Baru, Simpang Empat (Perlis).

The Rulers Council has agreed that setting the date for Ramadan 2011 is based on rukyah and hisab, and that the declaration date of the fast in 2011 will be made by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal through radio and television on the same night.

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