Saudi Arabia to start Muharram 1440 AH from Tuesday 11 September 2018

Riyadh, Dhu-AlHijjah 30, 1439, September 10, 2018, SPA --

The Supreme Court has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday is the first day of Muharram,1440 H corresponding to 11th September 2018.

It said in its statement that the crescent of the month of Muharram 1440 H was not sighted on Sunday evening 29/12/1439 H, there for the Supreme Court decided that Monday 30/12/1439H shall be the completion of the month of Dhu-AlHijjah and Tuesday 1/1/1440H is the first day of Muharram according to the Umm Al-Qura calendar.

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14:45 LOCAL TIME 11:45 GMT

Ref: https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1812238

Saudi Arabia to look for the Dhul Hijjah moon on Saturday 11 August 2018

Supreme Court Calls on Muslims to Sight Dhu Al-Hijjah Crescent on Saturday Evening

Friday 1439/11/28 - 2018/08/10

Riyadh, Dhu-AlQa'dah 28, 1439, Aug 10, 2018, SPA -- The Supreme Court has called on all Muslims throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to sight the crescent of the month of Dhu Al-Hijjah on Saturday evening, Dhu-AlQa'dah 29, 1439 AH.
In its statement, the Supreme Court called on whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or through binoculars to report to the nearest court and register his testimony.
--SPA
10:02 LOCAL TIME 07:02 GMT

Ref: https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1796358

Note: The Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1439 AH will not be visible on Sat 11th Aug 2018 in the UK (or anywhere in the world)! - Editor

Saudi Arabia declared Ramadan to start on Thursday 17 May 2018

Ramadan Starts on Thursday according to Higher Court, Royal Court announces

Jeddah, Sha'ban 29, 1439, May 15, 2018, SPA-- According to the Higher Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, tomorrow Wednesday will be the 30th day of the current month of Shaaban and accordingly the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan falls on Thursday corresponding to May 17, 2018, the Royal Court announced in a statement tonight.

The Royal Court cited a statement by the Higher Court as saying that it held an extraordinary session this evening to get briefed on reports sent by regional courts on viewing the crescent of Ramadan for this year 1439 H. but nobody tested to have seen the moon.

Citing certified sayings of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) in this regard, the Higher Court decided that the current month of Shaaban proceeds to complete its 30th day tomorrow Wednesday (30th of Shaaban 1439 H. [which is 1st Ramadan] according to Ummal Qura calendar) and that Thursday becomes the 1st of Ramadan 1439 H. [which is 2nd Ramadan] according to Ummal Qura calendar corresponding to May 17, 2018.

Congratulating the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HRH the Crown Prince, the government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Muslims residing in the country as well as all Muslims all over the world, the Higher Court appeals to The Almighty to help Muslims worship the fasting month, accept their deeds and worshipping, get them united and reconciled and victorious.

--SPA
21:31 LOCAL TIME 18:31 GMT

Ref: https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1766554

Note: the clarification texts in square brackets [ ] have been added to remove any confusions - Editor