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Muslims Celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr Tuesday, Wednesday

Muslims worldwide are now divided on the date of celebrating `Eid Al-Fitr, which crowns the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, with some marking it on Tuesday and others on Wednesday, June 5, based on different times of ascertaining the moon-sighting. Religious authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced that the new moon of …

Ramadan 2019: Longest & Shortest Fasting Hours

As the majority of Muslims observe the first day of Ramadan on Monday, May 6, many countries are set to fast with shorter hours than previous years, as Ramadan falls just before summer months this year. Annually, Hijri years arrive 11 days earlier in respect to the solar Gregorian calendar. This yearly shift makes the …

Moonsighting: When Will 29 Pre-Ramadan Days Start?

Muslims all over the world will be looking, on April 5, for the new moon of the holy month of Sha`ban. The astronomical new moon (conjunction) of the new Hijri month of Sha`ban will occur on Friday, the 5th of April, at 8:50 UTC. However, it is possible, but difficult, to see the moon in …

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 …

When Will Jumada Al Thani 1440 Start?

MAKKAH – The Islamic World is about to celebrate the beginning of the new Hijri month Jumada Al Thani, the sixth month of the Hijri calendar 1440. According to the National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics (NRIAG) in Helwan, Egypt, the Waning (old) Crescent Moon which marks the end of Jumada Al Awwal 1440 …

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 …

World Celebrates `Eid Al-Adha on August 21, 22

MAKKAH – `Eid Al-Adha is expected to start on Tuesday, August 21, after Saudi officials have confirmed that the moon of Dhul-Hijjah was sighted on Saturday, August 11. “The Supreme Court declared here tonight, following holding a hearing session, that today Saturday, the 29th day of the month of Dhu-AlQa’dah, is the last and sealing …

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 …



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