Friday, June 27, 2014

Ramadan 2014 starts tomorrow night

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced that the crescent moon was not sighted so Ramadan will start tomorrow night.

Unlike the Western calendar the months in the Islamic calendar begin when the crescent moon is sighted. This means that the start of end of a month can vary by +/- a day. I think some countries use astronomical calculations to determine the start of the month but Saudi Arabia and Qatar still use the traditional method of sighting the crescent moon.

So fasting begins Sunday.

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