Fiqh Council of North America has announced that based on a moon-sighting report from Texas the First day of Ramadan will be October 15th 2004.
Some Islamic organizations have announced the start of Ramadan will be on October 16th 2004.
Please consult your local Masjid/Islamic Center for the start of Ramadan in your area.
Around the world
Ramadan will begin Friday in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most other Gulf Arab states.
The world's most populous Muslim-dominated nation, Indonesia, also will start Ramadan on Friday.
Muslims in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India will begin the fast on Saturday.
Muslim Council of Britain has announced that the UK Ruiyate Hilal Committee, following a meeting of mosques and affiliates held on 13th October, have announced the first day of fasting will be 15th October.
But as in America several Islamic Centers are also starting Ramadan on October 16 2004 in the UK.
Ramadan Kareem to all!
IslamiCity is providing this for your information only and does not support or oppose the various views on moon-sighting. Please confirm with your local moon-sighting authorities to determine when to start Ramadan.
Moonsighting.com - provides moon visibility curves for the current year and next year.
Astronomical Applications department of the US Naval Observatory - lists New Moon birth times for the whole year. NB - the crescent Moon will not be visible until at least 15 hours after the birth of the New Moon.
The visibility of the crescent moon - an explanation of Moon visibility calculations from USNO
The Islamic Calendar - What does an Islamic year look like? How is an Islamic month determined?
Eid Cards - Send Ramadan greetings to your family and friends
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