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
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.
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.
Kareem to all!
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.
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