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What if the Officials Don’t Announce Ramadan (Hanbali Fiqh)

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Q: I live in a Muslim country and saw the crescent of Ramadan myself but it was not officially announced by the government. What should I do?
A: If you saw the crescent and your witness was rejected for some reason, you are obliged to fast. The sighting of the moon is not restricted to the ruler.

Source: Bidayat al-Abid, Hidayat al-Raghib

This answer was collected from HanbaliDisciples.com. The questions have been answered by Imam John Starling.

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