Against this backdrop, it will be interesting to see how Muslims will adjust to Ramadan fasting under lockdown and Coronavirus fear. However, Saudi Arabia is one-hour behind the UAE. 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. Eid Mubarak 2020: No moon has been sighted today announced the higher judiciary council of Saudi Arabia.So this month, 30 days of fasting … Most of other countries in the world too are under lockdown. 07:45 pm: The crucial meeting to decide if the new moon of the month of Dhul Hijjah is sighted today or not is underway in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Gulf states. 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. 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This is also the period when the days are longest. As many as 2.5 million people worldwide have been affected and more than 170,000 people have died because of the new virus which was first detected in China's Wuhan. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An announcement in this regard is expected by 07:30 pm Makkah time. © 2020 SAUDI RESEARCH & PUBLISHING COMPANY, All Rights Reserved And subject to Terms of Use Agreement. "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. Current Time: Nov 24, 2020 at 7:47:44 pm: Moon Direction: ↑ 180° South Moon Altitude: 60.5° Moon Distance: 250,539 mi: Next Full Moon: Nov 30, 2020, 12:29 pm In case the new moon is not sighted on April 22, then Ramadan in Saudi Arabia and other Arab states will begin on Friday April 24, 2020. 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. 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. The Shawwal moon crescent was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Friday, hence … If the new moon is sighted on April 24, 2020 then the Holy month of fasting will begin on Saturday April 25, 2020. April 22, 2020 corresponding to 29th Shaban 1441 H. If the new moon is sighted on April 22, the Holy month of fasting will begin on Thursday April 23, 2020. This is in line with the tradition of the Prophet (peace be upon him)", the Saudi Supreme Court said. Qatar, Kuwait and other Arab states have also announced that Friday April 24 will be the first day of Ramadan. Hence, while observing dawn to dusk fast, Muslims all over the world recite Quran. It implies that the first day of Ramadan 2020 in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and other Arab states will not be Thursday. A crescent moon is seen over a mosque in the town of Homs, Syria, in August 2018 (Image: AP). Daily and Friday prayers are also suspended in all these countries that are affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). google_ad_client = "ca-pub-3737030722290655"; The people in Saudi Arabia will most likely witness the crescent moon today evening. //-->. Most of the countries in other parts of the world including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France rely on moon sighting reports of Saudi Arabia. Accordingly, the crescent or the new moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan will be sighted today i.e. UAE has convened a virtual moon sighting committee meeting today. 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. Select Language To Read in Urdu, Hindi, Marathi or Arabic. If the new moon, Crescent, is sighted, the next day is counted as first day of the new month. There is also some confusion because of some reports that Saudi Supreme Court will sit on Thursday to decide the first day of Ramadan 2020. Some will be waiting for news from Saudi Arabia, others rely on moon sightings … google_ad_height = 250; In Saudi Arabia, the UAE moon sighting committee will meet remotely on the evening of May 22, in an attempt to see the new crescent moon. /* CM_Ummid.com_WC1 */ Today is 29th of Shaban in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, and as per tradition of the Prophet (peace be upon him), the new moon should be sighted today. 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. Hence they start fasting along with the people in the Arab states. The Holy Month of fasting Ramadan this year is falling amid the Coronavirus outbreak which has taken into its grip more than 130 countries. 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. The month of Shaban began in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries on Wednesday March 25, 2020. In a request to all Muslims, Saudi Supreme Court said, “Whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or through binoculars to report to the nearest court and register his testimony, or report to the authority of the region’s center in his area where he sighted the crescent to facilitate his reaching to the nearest court.". Hence keep visiting this page for the latest update. The Kingdom and other Arab states have also called upon their citizens to offer obligatory and Traweeh prayers at home. Yet a huge majority of children observe fast along with their parents and other family members despite scorching heat.