Friday, June 27, 2014

Ramadan 1435 - 2014

UPDATE: CLICK HERE for Ramadan 1436 - 2015

The ninth month of the Islamic calender year, the month of Ramadan is held highly by the Muslims across the world. This month which is given great importance as the Noble and Glorious Quran was first revealed during this month to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). The importance of this event was more reinforced by having this month as the 'Month of fasting'. Also to reinforce a Muslim's Taqwa (God Consciousness), during this month one has to be generous and charitable. Also on a lighter note, it is said that all the divine books revealed to all the messengers were first revealed during the month of Ramadan.(Go Figure).

The Month of Ramadan in Kuwait is tentatively going to start on Saturday 28/06/2014. If not, then the first day of Ramadan 1435 will be on Sunday, 29/06/2014. The exact confirmation will be cleared by the Hilal moon sighting Committee when they assemble on the evening of 27/06/2014. So heads up for the NEWS UPDATE on the evening of Friday, 27/06/2014.

If the month of Ramadan starts on Saturday, then chances of having Ramadan for 30 days is high. On the other hand, if Ramadan starts on Sunday, a month of 29 days is going to be expected. In any case, always any decision for the start of any Islamic month can only be made based on the sighting of the Hilal moon (Nascent Crescent of the moon). Any other information made in advance is at best tentative. Wishing everyone a Ramadan Kareem, hoping for all of us to better ourselves as humans.


UPDATE (27/06/2014 at 9:45 Kuwait Local Time + 3 GMT)
Kuwait officially declared Sunday, 29/06/2014 to be the First day of Ramadan 1435. The Hilal Moon Sighting Committee announced at 8:45 pm Kuwait Local Time. (Source: CLICK HERE ; Other Sources: CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE)

Saudi Arabia officially declared that Sunday, 29/06/2014 to be the First day of Ramadan. (Source: CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE)

Jordan officially declared that Sunday, 29/06/2014 to be the First day of Ramadan. (Source: CLICK HERE)

Egypt officially declared that Sunday, 29/06/2014 to be the First day of Ramadan (Source: CLICK HERE)

Sudan officially declared that Sunday, 29/06/2014 to be the First day of Ramadan (Source: CLICK HERE)

United Kingdom (UK) officially declared that Sunday, 29/06/2014 to be the First day of Ramadan (Source: CLICK HERE)

Sunday, 29/06/2014 will be First day of Ramadan in the following countries : Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Palestine, Indonesia and Malaysia. (Source: CLICK HERE)

Lebanon and Syria will be having First day of Ramadan on Sunday, 29/06/2014. (Source: CLICK HERE)

Yemen officially declared that Saturday, 28/06/2014 to be the First day of Ramadan (Source: CLICK HERE)

Belgium officially declared that Sunday, 29/06/2014 to be the First day of Ramadan (Source: CLICK HERE)

Older Posts: Ramadan 1434 - 2013 CLICK HERE

Prayer Times for Ramadan 1435 - 2014 (Courtesy of Ministry of Electricity & Water)

UPDATE (28/06/2014) : Muslims fast from Dawn to Sunset.
  • Dawn : the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise.
  • Sunset : the time in the evening when the sun disappears.
Below shows how long the fast will be for people from different countries for Ramadan 1435.
Courtesy to The Daily Reminder / IslamicFinder.org / The Huffington Post
CLICK HERE to read the post about Working Hours in Ramadan in Kuwait.
CLICK HERE to read the post about the Masjids / Mosques in Kuwait that have been made ready for Ramadan.
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