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Moon Not Sighted, Ramadan Starts Thursday

MAKKAH– Millions of Muslims worldwide will celebrate the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday, May 17, following the announcement that the new moon of the Hijri year was not sighted on Tuesday, 29th of Shaaban. “Therefore, Thursday, May 17, will be the first day of Ramadan,” the Saudi Arabia Supreme Court …

When Is Your Ramadan?

As the holy fasting month of Ramadan knocks the doors, hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide are anticipating any news about the start of the fast.

When Will 29 Pre-Ramadan Days Start?

The astronomical new moon (conjunction) of the new Hijri month of Sha`ban will occur on Monday, the 16th of April, at 1:57 UTC. However, it is possible, but difficult, to see the moon in the Americas; while the only possibility of easy sighting is in Hawaii and Polynesian Islands. The rest of the globe, including …

Rajab 1439: When Will It Start?

Rajab is the 7th Hijri month of the lunar calendar. It’s regarded as one of the four sacred months in Islam in which warfare is prohibited. The month is very special for Muslims as it’s a prelude to Ramadan, the 9th Hijri month. When Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to …

Observe Crescent of Jumada Al-Awwal with AboutIslam

the Egyptian Dar Al-Ifta’ has announced that their astronomical expedition crews will travel today January 16 to eight Egyptian cities to observe the Waxing Crescent of the new Hijri month Jumada Al-Awwal.

Muslims Celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr Sunday, Monday

Muslims worldwide will celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr, which crowns the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on Sunday, June 25, after Saudi officials confirmed seeing the moon of Shawwal.

Saudi to Look for `Eid Moon Saturday

The Supreme Court has called on all Muslims in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to sight the crescent of Shawwal on Saturday evening, 29 Ramadan, corresponding to June 24, to determine the start of `Eid Al-Fitr.

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Holy Moon, Ramadan, and Degrading Jesus

Salam (Peace) Jane, Thank you for your questions. They do not offend us, but rather they show your desire to understand and know the truth about Islam and Muslims. You raised several points in your question, and I would like to address them one by one. Muslim Jesus You said that your first cultural shock was …

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