Official: Saudi Arabia starts Ramadan July 10, 2013

crescent-moon-mosqueSaudi Arabia has announced that Ramadan this year will start on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. This is a news from fatwa-online.com citing the Official Decision and Announcement of High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia.

Below is the excerpt from the website:

…since the moon of Ramadhaan was not sighted this evening, here in Saudi Arabia, we shall be completing thirty (30) days of Sha’baan (1434 A.H.), in accordance with the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam):

((Fast when you see the crescent. If it is obscured to you, then complete thirty days of Sha’baan. And break your fast when you see the crescent. If it is obscured to you then fast thirty days)), [transmitted by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim].

Subsequently, we shall be starting our taraaweeh prayers tomorrow (Tuesday 9 July 2013) after the ‘Ishaa. prayer, in preparation for the first fast of Ramadhaan on Wednesday 10 July 2013, inshaa.-Allaah.

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