Justice Minister issues decision to set up Ramadan Moon-sighting Committee

ABU DHABI: Dr. Hadef bin Jowan Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, has issued a decision to set up the Moon-sighting Committee for the Holy Month of Ramadan in Hijri 1435, corresponding to 2014.

The committee, chaired by the Minister of Justice, includes Sultan Saeed Al Badi, the Under-Secretary of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, along with a number of officials.

The decision called on all the Sharia Courts nationwide to detect the crescent moon and inform the committee.

The committee will hold a meeting after Maghreb Prayer on Friday, 29th of Sha aban, Hijri 1435, corresponding to June 27th, 2014, at the Judiciary Department in Abu Dhabi.