Yemen announces Thursday as first day of Ramadan



Yemen’s Dar al-Ifta, a state-run religious authority, announced on Tuesday that Thursday, May 17th, is the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

However, it encouraged those capable to fast on Wednesday, May 16th, since it is considered “the day of doubt”

It concluded stating that fasting on Wednesday is advantageous on all cases, whether it is Ramadan or not yet.