Thailand’s main Muslim cleric proclaims the beginning of Ramadan

Thailand’s leading Muslim cleric introduced the beginning of Ramadan yesterday. The cleric, Sheikul Islam Aziz Phitakkumpon, said…
“As announced to Thai Muslims throughout the country to sight the model new crescent moon after sundown on Wednesday, March 22, to mark the first day of Ramadan AH 1444. It has been confirmed that the model new crescent moon has been sighted. So I declared Thursday, March 23, as the primary day of the holy month of Ramadan AH 1444.”
Muslims make up roughly 5% of Thailand’s inhabitants. The country’s Muslim population is essentially concentrated in the southern area.
An estimated 20% of Phuket’s native inhabitants are Muslims, based on The Phuket News. Many government workplaces in the island province are making small donations of food and water to be served at Iftar, the night meal with which Muslims break their fast at sunset during Ramadan.
Airports of Thailand (AoT) staff and administration at Phuket International Airport donated to many mosques of their space.
Recently, Odd have been in search of to promote Muslim-friendly tourism within the kingdom. In a focus discussion final week, the Department of Tourism (DoT) and personal sectors reviewed strategies to attract Muslim guests.
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 resorts and eating places that serve halal food and provide facilities similar to prayer rooms, he stated.
Thailand is the fourth most popular non-Muslim country among Muslim tourists, in accordance with the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2022. Over 400,000 tourists travelled to Thailand from the Middle East in 2022, in accordance with NNT..

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