Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced on Friday that the first day of Sha’ban, the eight month in the Islamic or Hijri calendar will be on Sunday, April 7 (Sha’ban 1, 1440).
In a statement, the ministry said that it observed the lunar crescent of the eight month of the Islamic calendar after the sunset.
Other countries, such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt also announced that the first day of Sha’ban will be on Sunday.
The eight month of the Islamic calendar is the month that precedes the holy month of Ramadan.
Morocco is expected to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan on May 5 or 6. In 2018, Ramadan started in Morocco on May 17.