The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down,
a guidance for the people, and clear verses of guidance and criterion.
[Quran: Chapter 2:183]

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ramadan Start Dates 2013

Each year, there are sometimes confusions as to when to begin Ramadan. As a general rule of thumb, it is advisable for Muslims to follow their local mosques (masjids) (i.e., the mosque that they typically associate with and pray in). 

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi advised this on his Facebook page recently: "Do not make the beginning and ending of the month an issue of ikhtilaf al-quloob (the differing of hearts), and leave it an issue of ikhtilaf al-furoo (trivial differences). In case you don't associate with a particular masjid, go with the majority of Muslims in your community". 

That said, here are the start dates of Ramadan 2013 based on geographical regions.

Saudi-Arabia has announced that Shaaban of the Hijri year 1434 will be of 30 days because no moon was sighted for Ramadan on the evening of July 8th, 2013. Therefore, the first day of Ramadan in Saudi-Arabia and a majority of the gulf countries will be on July 10th, 2013.  

North American Muslim organizations have announced that the first day of Ramadan will be on July 9th, 2013 in North America

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Ramadan Mubarak. We wish you a blessed and productive Ramadan! Make no mistake about it - keeping the fast and increasing our acts of worship during this blessed month is not an easy task. The physical demands of balancing work or school with fasting all day, feeling fatigued and less effective than you normally are, waking up for Suhoor, praying Teraweeh and Tahajjud prayers, dealing with sleep deficits.

But the last thing we would want is to let Ramadan pass us by without doing all that we aim and desire to. Do not allow yourself to feel guilty or regretful when Ramadan passes.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Gethdimage.com said...

Happy Ramadan Mubarak 1434 to all! Have an awesome fast long blessing month? In Bangladesh 1st Ramadan will be star from 11.07.2013. May Allah bless all Entire World Muslims. Thanks for this post.

July 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger rauf kalappattil said...

Ramazan Mubarak

July 10, 2013 at 9:21 AM  

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