Press Release

26 May 17 Media Statement - Announcement on the Beginning of Fasting Month for Muslims

According to astronomical calculations, as agreed upon by member countries of The Informal Meeting of the Religious Affairs Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore (MABIMS), the crescent for the month of Ramadan did appear this evening after sunset for about 39 minutes. As such, the first day of fasting for the month of Ramadan falls on Saturday, 27 May 2017.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish every Muslim in Singapore a blessed Ramadan. In this blessed month, let’s take the opportunity to strengthen friendship and foster stronger family ties by performing activities together such as having the pre-dawn and break fast meals, as well as the night prayers as a family. May God bless our efforts in establishing a Muslim Community of Excellence and bestow upon us the strength to perform our fast with much faith and devotion.