Thailand’s leading Muslim cleric proclaims the start of Ramadan

Thailand’s leading Muslim cleric introduced the start of Ramadan yesterday. The cleric, Sheikul Islam Aziz Phitakkumpon, said…
“As introduced to Thai Muslims across the country to sight the brand new crescent moon after sunset on Wednesday, March 22, to mark the primary day of Ramadan AH 1444. Approved has been confirmed that the brand new crescent moon has been sighted. So I declared Thursday, March 23, as the first day of the holy month of Ramadan AH 1444.”
Muslims make up roughly 5% of Thailand’s inhabitants. The country’s Muslim inhabitants is basically concentrated within the southern area.
An estimated 20% of Phuket’s native population are Muslims, based on The Phuket News. Many authorities offices within the island province are making small donations of food and water to be served at Iftar, the evening meal with which Muslims break their quick at sundown during Ramadan.
Airports of Thailand (AoT) workers and administration at Phuket International Airport donated to many mosques in their area.
Recently, Thai officials have been looking for to advertise Muslim-friendly tourism in the kingdom. In a spotlight discussion final week, the Department of Tourism (DoT) and personal sectors reviewed strategies to attract Muslim visitors.
The DoT’s Tourist Attractions Development Division Director, Athuek Phrasenmoon, mentioned Muslim vacationers favor Muslim-friendly destinations, corresponding to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Krabi. They also search for hotels and eating places that serve halal food and supply facilities similar to prayer rooms, he said.
Thailand is the fourth hottest non-Muslim nation among Muslim vacationers, based on the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2022. Over four hundred,000 vacationers travelled to Thailand from the Middle East in 2022, based on NNT..

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