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Ramadan Starts May 6 in North America, Europe

Muslims in North America will welcome the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Monday, May 6, according to astronomical calculations. “First day of Ramadan 1440 is on Monday, May 6, 2019,” reads a statement from the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) obtained by AboutIslam.net. The Muslim body said the Ramadan moon would be born …

Sacred Month of Rajab 1440: 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, being a prelude to, and an occasion to prepare for, Ramadan, the 9th Hijri month. When Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sighted the moon …

Muslim World Welcomes New Jumada Al Awwal 1440

MAKKAH – Muslims all over the world celebrate today, January 7, the start of the new Hijri month Jumada Al Awwal, the fifth Hirji month of the Hijri calendar 1440. According to the National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics (NRIAG) in Helwan, Egypt, the Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) occurred on January 6, 2019, at …

When is Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1440 in Your Location?

When will Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1440 start in your location? Rabi’ Al-Awwal is the third month in the Hijri Calendar. The most important Islamic events during this month is the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Although the exact date is unknown, the majority of Muslims believe the birth date of the Prophet (SAW) occurs on the …

Know When New Moon Safar Starts in Your Location

When will Safar 1439 take place? Safar is the second month in the Hijri Calendar. Normally, a Hijri day starts at sunset. Thus, observing the crescent of a new Hijri month occurs during the sunset. Like all the other Hijri lunar months, the month of Safar spans over 29 or 30 days; and for that reason, we conduct the …

When to Celebrate New Hijri Year 1440?

HELWAN – The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) in Helwan, Egypt has announced that September 11 will be the first day of Muharram, the first Hijri month of the new Hijri year 1440. NRIAG calculated that the Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) will occur on Sunday, September 9, at 18:01 UT. However, this …

`Eid Al-Adha Expected on August 22

MAKKAH – `Eid Al-Adha is expected to start on Wednesday, August 22, with MoonSighting.com citing astronomical calculations, as world Muslims await the final confirmation of the sighting of Dhul-Hijjah moon. “The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on August 11, 2018 (Saturday) at 9:58 UT. This is when the solar eclipse occurs. On August 11, the …

Should Muslims Adopt Moon Sighting to Establish Ramadan?

Moon Wars: Should Muslims Adopt Moon Sighting to Establish Ramadan?

In the ongoing, never-ending debate about moon sighting versus calculations to determine the start (and end) of Ramadan (and other Islamic months and holidays), Irfan Rydhan argues for the motion to support moonsighting: “Muslims Should Adopt Moon sighting to Establish Ramadan.” Please read to the end, where you will find a link for the rebuttal (in support …

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.



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