Saudi Arabia: 1 Ramadan 1439 H Starts on Thursday, 17 May 2018

Official Saudi Arabia press agency has published announcement by the Saudi’s Supreme Court that there were no positive hilaal (crescent moon) sightings from around the country on the evening of Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Therefore, the Supreme Court decided that the month of Sha’ban be completed 30 days according to Ummul Qura calendar and 1 … Read moreSaudi Arabia: 1 Ramadan 1439 H Starts on Thursday, 17 May 2018

Official: Saudi Arabia Announced 1 Dhul-Hijja 1438 AH = Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The crescent moon visibility map for Dhul-Hijja 1438 AH on Monday, 21 August 2017. The shaded area indicates that the moon will already set before the sunset that evening, thus will not be visible after maghrib time.

Every time the islamic month of Dhul-Hijja comes, many muslims looking for news from Saudi Arabia about the day of Hajj (Eid ul Adha), Wukuf, as well as the 1st Dzulhijja. Saudi Arabia uses crescent moon (hilaal) sighting to decide the starts of Ramadan, Shawwal and Dhul-Hijja. The Saudi’s Supreme Court will then announce the … Read moreOfficial: Saudi Arabia Announced 1 Dhul-Hijja 1438 AH = Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Saudi Arabia Abandons Islamic Calendar for Civil Servant Paydays

The beginning of Islamic New Year 1438 AH (anno hegira, after hijra) sees Saudi Arabia, the land of islam, abandons the islamic calendar for base of their civil servant salary payments. Islamic calendar was used since the founding of the Kingdom in 1932. As per 2 October 2016 the civil servant will have their salaries … Read moreSaudi Arabia Abandons Islamic Calendar for Civil Servant Paydays

Saudi Supreme Court: Eid-ul-Adha 1437 H is on 12 September 2016

Based on a report from Ummid.com, Saudi Arabia has announced that the crescent moon of Dhul-Hijja was not sighted in the region on the evening of Thursday, 1 September 2016. Therefore they concluded that the hijri date of 1 Dhul-Hijja 1437 AH falls on Saturday, 3 September 2016. This makes the day of Arafah (wuquf) … Read moreSaudi Supreme Court: Eid-ul-Adha 1437 H is on 12 September 2016

“Eclipse Not Seen”: Saudi Cancelled Solar Eclipse Prayer 1 September 2016

Solar eclipse prayer cancelled in Makkah, 1 September 2016.

A Facebook page of Haramain Info previously announced that there would be a Salatul Kusoof (solar eclipse prayer) in the Masjidil Haram in Makkah around 11 am local time on Thursday, 1 September 2016. This announcement was made amid reported astronomical event that would also be passing Makkah around that time. The eclipse was part … Read more“Eclipse Not Seen”: Saudi Cancelled Solar Eclipse Prayer 1 September 2016

When Will Dzul-Hijja 1437 AH Start?

Most parts of the world would see the hilaal or crescent moon of Dzul-Hijja 1437 AH on the evening of Friday, 2 September 2016. (Visibility Map)

The new moon for Dzul-Hijja 1437 AH (anno hegira, hijri year) or astronomical conjunction will be on Thursday, 1 September 2016, at 9:03 UTC. The crescent moon or hilaal would be difficult to be sighted on the evening on that Thursday any where in the world. The crescent should be sighted easily all over the … Read moreWhen Will Dzul-Hijja 1437 AH Start?

Saudi Arabia Starts Ramadhan on Monday, 6 June 2016.

Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has announced that Ramadhan 1437 AH should start on Monday, June 6th, 2016. Below is a copy of the news reported by the state news agency (link to the news): Jeddah, Sha’ban 29, 1437, Jun 5, 2016, SPA — Based on several reports from prudent witnesses in different parts of … Read moreSaudi Arabia Starts Ramadhan on Monday, 6 June 2016.

Saudi Arabia Announced: Eid ul Adha 1436 AH is on 24 September 2015

After reviewing crescent moon sighting reports from across the country, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia announced that Tuesday, 15 September 2015 is the first day of Dhul-Hijjah 1436 AH. Therefore, the day of Wuquf, 9 Dhul-Hijjah 1436 AH (day of Arafah) is on 23 September 2015 and Eid ul Adha 1436 AH is on … Read moreSaudi Arabia Announced: Eid ul Adha 1436 AH is on 24 September 2015

Saudi Arabia Announced 1 Ramadan 1436 AH = Thursday, 18 June 2015 CE

The Saudi Supreme Court has announced that Ramadan 1436 AH begins on Thursday, 18 June 2015 CE. The decision was taken after the call to sighting the crescent moon resulted in negative sighting all over the country. The Court ordered people to look for the hilal of Ramadan on the evening of Tuesday, 16 June … Read moreSaudi Arabia Announced 1 Ramadan 1436 AH = Thursday, 18 June 2015 CE