Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) has issued fatwa over the beginning of Ramadan month, ONA reports.
In accordance with the fatwa, Ramadan begins on May 6 on the Gregorian calendar in Azerbaijan.
According to the calculations conducted by the Shamakhi-based Tusi Astrophysical Observatory of the Azerbaijani Academy of Sciences (ANAS), the 1st of Ramadan—that is, when the moon appears—will fall on May 6 this year. From the moment the moon appears, the month of Ramadan begins.
On the night of May 5 to 6 is the evening of intent (An-Niyyah).
Eid ul-Fitr holiday will be celebrated on August 5-6.