06 May 2019 Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court calls on all to look for crescent moon signaling Ramadan However, authorities said since the arrival of the month of Shaban on 29th Rajab could not be confirmed. Announcements about the moon sighting by the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Supreme Court are usually made after Isha prayer (08.45 pm UAE time; 04.45 pm GMT) after receiving and confirming evidences of moon sightings from different parts of the countries. Daily and Friday prayers are also suspended in all these countries that are affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). UAE has convened a virtual moon sighting committee meeting today. Against this backdrop, it will be interesting to see how Muslims will adjust to Ramadan fasting under lockdown and Coronavirus fear. For all the latest News, Opinions and Views, download ummid.com App. The month of Shaban began in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries on Wednesday March 25, 2020. google_ad_client = "ca-pub-3737030722290655"; In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries, the new moon of the month of Ramadan, also called in the region as Ramzan, will be sighted on Friday April 24, 2020 corresponding to 29th of Shaban 1441 AH in these countries. The Kingdom and other Arab states have also called upon their citizens to offer obligatory and Traweeh prayers at home. It implies that the first day of Ramadan 2020 in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and other Arab states will not be Thursday. google_ad_width = 300; The Moon phase calculator shows exact times of the various moon phases for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in year 2020 or in other locations and years. If the new moon is sighted on April 24, 2020 then the Holy month of fasting will begin on Saturday April 25, 2020. Based on sighting of moon today, Ramadan 2020 will begin in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Arab states either Thursday or Friday Thursday April 23, 2020 10:24 PM , … This despite the fact that today is 29th Shaban 1441H, and as per the tradition of the Prophet (Peace be upon him), the new moon is seen on the 29th day of the ongoing month. The Holy Month of fasting Ramadan this year is falling amid the Coronavirus outbreak which has taken into its grip more than 130 countries. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An announcement in this regard is expected by 07:30 pm Makkah time. Special prayers called as Taraweeh are also organized in mosques. This is also the period when the days are longest. Hence keep visiting this page for the latest update. Yet a huge majority of children observe fast along with their parents and other family members despite scorching heat. Taraweeh is performed in addition to the daily prayers of five times. If not, the next day is counted as 30th day of the prevailing month and the new month begins a day later. Some will be waiting for news from Saudi Arabia, others rely on moon sightings … 06:00 pm (Makkah Time): A key announcement about the first day of Ramadan 2020 in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Arab states is expected shortly. Thursday April 23, 04:00 pm The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia and religious authorities in UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman and other Arab states will meet today after Maghrib salah to decide the start of Ramadan - the Muslim holy month of fasting. Since the days are longest in this season, Muslims fast from 17 hours in some region to as many as 23 hours in some others. //-->. google_ad_height = 250; Hence it is decided to sight the Ramadan 2020 moon on Thursday. Ramadan is also known as the month of Quran and also as the month of charity. "In the event of not receiving any testimonies about sighting of the Ramadan crescent Wednesday evening, the 30 days of Shaban will be completed on Thursday and the fasting month will begin on Friday. © 2020 SAUDI RESEARCH & PUBLISHING COMPANY, All Rights Reserved And subject to Terms of Use Agreement. Eid Mubarak 2020: No moon has been sighted today announced the higher judiciary council of Saudi Arabia.So this month, 30 days of fasting … Besides the Saudi Royal Court, appeals to sight the Ramadan 2020 moon have also been issued by ministeries and moon sighting committees in United Arab Emirate (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Muscat, Egypt, Turkey and other Middle East states. Can Ethiopia break the vicious cycle of conflict? A crescent moon is seen over a mosque in the town of Homs, Syria, in August 2018 (Image: AP). Traweeh prayers in the two holy mosques - the Grand Mosque in Makkah and Masjid e Nabawi (the Prophet's mosque) in Madinah will be held in congregation - but with reduced attendance. "Given that the arrival of the month of Shaaban was not verified on Rajab 29, the committee called on all Muslims to sight Ramadan Crescent on Thursday night, Shaaban 30 of 1441 AH, corresponding to April 23, 2020", the Crescent Sighting Committee at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Qatar said in a statement.