Happay Ramadan

Ramadan 1433 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on July 19, 2012 (Thursday) at 4:24 Universal Time (7:24 a.m. Makkah time). Sunset at Makkah on July 19 is at 7:05 p.m., while moonset is at 7:11 p.m. Moon is born before sunset in Makkah and moonset is after sunset. Therefore first day of Ramadan is Friday, July 20, insha’Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on Thursday night, July 19.

This is of course a calculated date and is subject to change based on the actual sighting of the moon.  Alhamdulillah, we learn from the Quran that calculating time is something that Allah has given to us through His creation.

Surah Yunus, Ayat 5: “It  is  He  who  made  the  sun  a  shining  light  and  the  moon  a  derived  light  and determined  for  it  phases – that  you  may  know  the  number  of  years  and  account  [of time]. Allah has  not  created  this  except  in  truth.  He  details  the  signs  for  a  people  who know.”

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