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The first day of Ramadan in North America will be Wednesday, October 5th, 2005.

Start of Ramadan 1426 AH - 2005 CE
10/3/2005 - Religious - Article Ref: IC0509-2800
Number of comments: 12
By: IslamiCity
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Three of Islam's most holy sites, the Haram al-Sharif in Makka, the Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad in Madina and the Noble Sanctuary of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, will start fasting on Tuesday, October 4th 2005. 

According to the Islamic Shura Council of North America, it will accept a valid crescent sighting report that does not contradict astronomical data.

The available astronomical data indicates that it will be impossible to see the new crescent on  October 3rd because it will be too low on the horizon in North America and will set in 5 to 14 minutes immediately after sunset.

As such the first day of Ramadan in North America will be Wednesday, October 5th, 2005.

In Europe, the Muslim minorities in France, Germany, Austria and Britain are to observe Ramadan Tuesday, October 4th 2005. 

Ramadan will start on Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 in Turkey, Oman, Tunisia, Albania, Kosovo, Ukraine and Malaysia.

In Australia Muslims will also start fasting on Wednesday, according to Canberra Islamic Center.

Ramadan Kareem to all!

IslamiCity is providing this data 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.

Click on Ramadan Information Center for all the latest services and information.


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