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.

--SPA
14:45 LOCAL TIME 11:45 GMT

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