When does Ramadan 1435 AH start this year, in 2014? Unfortunately, this simple question of when does ramadan start this year has been repeated every year and there seems to be no easy answer to it. It depends who you ask and their view on how to start Ramadan or other islamic months in general.
Last week, Reuters reported that French Muslim Council (CFCM) has agreed on Thursday, 9 May 2013, that they will use scientific calculation method to determine the beginning of the islamic month. The decission was agreed based upon the current conditions where differences in the starts of islamic hijri month cause havoc in the society. Now,
Some of you may already notice that for the hijri calendar widgets I used the formula from Ummul Qura to calculate the islamic date. The decision to use this formula was, among others, to bring the displayed hijri date in synchronisation with the calendar system that is referenced by many muslim countries. Thus, many users