(CTN Information) – The pinnacle Muslim cleric in Thailand declared the start of Ramadan yesterday. Sheikul Islam Aziz Phitakkumpon, a spiritual scholar, proclaimed…
Thailand’s Main Muslim Cleric Broadcasts Begin of Ramadan
After sundown on Wednesday, March 22, Thai Muslims across the nation can see the brand new crescent moon, marking the start of Ramadan AH 1444.
A brand new moon crescent has been noticed and verified. In gentle of this, I proclaimed Thursday, March 23, the primary day of Ramadan AH 1444.
About 5 p.c of Thailand’s inhabitants identifies as Muslim. Muslims make up the vast majority of the nation’s southern inhabitants.
The Phuket Information experiences that roughly 20% of the native inhabitants is Muslim. The night meal at which Muslims break their quick throughout Ramadan known as Iftar, and plenty of authorities departments within the island province make minor items of meals and water to be distributed at Iftar.
Staff and higher administration at Phuket Worldwide Airport who work for Airports of Thailand (AoT) gave to a number of native mosques.
Lately, Thai authorities have been making an attempt to draw extra Muslim guests. Final week, the Division of Tourism (DoT) and the company sector met to debate greatest market to Muslim vacationers.
Thailand Ranks 4th Amongst Fashionable Non-Muslim Nations for Muslim Vacationers
He added that Muslims actively hunt down lodgings and consuming institutions with halal choices and ancillary providers like prayer rooms.
Primarily based on knowledge from the MasterCard-CrescentRating International Muslim Journey Index 2022, Thailand is the fourth most most popular non-Muslim nation amongst Muslim vacationers. In 2022, NNT predicted greater than 400 thousand folks from the Center East was go to Thailand.
The Division of Tourism acknowledges the significance of attracting Muslim guests and is devoted to making a plan to make them really feel welcome and at house whereas they’re right here.
The division isn’t simply engaged on a plan to draw Muslim vacationers; it’s additionally coaching authorities officers and repair business employees to accommodate Muslim guests.
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