Saudi Arabia to start Muharram from Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Supreme Court: Today, Tuesday is the first day of Muharram 1443 AH
Tuesday 1443/1/2 - 2021/08/10

Riyadh, August 10, 2021, SPA --

The Supreme Court has announced that today, Tuesday is the first day of Muharram, 1443 AH corresponding to 10th August 2021.

It said in its statement that the crescent of the month of Muharram 1443 AH was not sighted on Sunday evening 29/12/1442 AH, there for the Supreme Court decided that Monday 1/1/1443 AH corresponding to 09th August 2021 shall be the completion of the month of Dhu-AlHijjah and Tuesday 2/1/1443 AH* is the first day of Muharram according to the Umm Al-Qura calendar.

*correction: Tuesday 2/1/1443 AH* (according to the Umm Al-Qura calendar) is the first day of Muharram 1443 (10/8/2021)! - Editor

00:11 LOCAL TIME 21:11 GMT


 Note that Saudi Arabia didn't see the moon on their 29th of Ummul Qura Calendar (UQC) ie. on Sunday, 8 August 2021 due to a sand storm in Riyadh, hence they decided to complete 30-days of the month for Ibdah purpose (ie. Ashura Fasting), but the civil date will still remain as per UQC (eg on newspapers)! - Editor