Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ramadan 1437 - 2016 & Eid

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).

CLICK HERE for my post on 'Ramadan 2016 - 1437 Working Hours'.

The Month of Ramadan in Kuwait started on  Monday 06/06/2016. Since the previous Islamic month of Shaban completed 29 days, then chances of having Ramadan for 30 days is high. 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.
Photo Courtesy to eFatwa - Fatwa online
Photo Courtesy to Al Majlliss
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 1437. In Kuwait the average fasting time is 15:40 hours (based on my average calculation - not official). Fasting Times in the Countries are as below:
Photo Courtesy to Arabia Weather (dot) com

  • Tunis 16:33 hours
  • Tripoli 16:12 hours
  • Al Quds 15:53 hours
  • Cairo 15:51 hours
  • Kuwait 15:40 hours
  • Manama 15:21 hours
  • Riyadh 15:12 hours
  • Abu Dhabi 15:11 hours
  • Muscat 15:06 hours
  • Mecca 14:55 hours
  • Djibouti 14:07 hours
  • Mogadishu 13:29 hours
  • Norway 21:25 hours
  • Russia 20:47 hours
  • Sweden 20:45 hours
  • Holland 20:24 hours
  • England 20:20 hours
  • Canada 18:25 hours
  • Italy 17:32 hours
  • China 17:08 hours
  • USA 16:57 hours
  • India 15:35 hours
  • Argentina 10 hours
Another subject matter is that the month of Ramadan keeps moving up by 13 days (give and take a day) every year, bringing the subject of Ramadan falling during summer OR fasting during peak temperatures & longer duration of hours. (Below is the tentative start date of Ramadan along with the average temperature of the day)
  • 18 June 2015 - 36.4 C
  • 06 June 2016 - 36.4 C
  • 27 May 2017 - 34.1 C
  • 16 May 2018 - 34.1 C
  • 6 May 2019 - 34.1 C
  • 24 April 2020 - 29.1 C
  • 13 April 2021 - 29.1 C
  • 2 April 2022 - 29.1 C
  • 23 March 2023 - 24.7 C
  • 11 March 2024 - 24.7 C
  • 1 March 2025 - 24.7 C
  • 18 February 2026 - 21.2 C
  • 8 February 2027 - 21.2 C
  • 28 January 2028 - 20.0 C
  • 15 January 2029 - 20.0 C
  • 5 January 2030 - 20.0 C
  • 26 December 2030 - 22.3 C
  • 16 December 2031 - 22.3 C
  • 4 December 2032 - 22.3 C
  • 23 November 2033 - 27.7 C
  • 12 November 2034 - 27.7 C
  • 1 November 2035 - 27.7 C
  • 21 October 2036 - 33.1 C
  • 10 October 2037 - 33.1 C
  • 30 September 2038 - 36.5 C
  • 19 September 2039 - 36.5 C
  • 8 September 2040 - 36.5 C
  • 28 August 2041 - 38 C
  • 17 August 2042 - 38 C
  • 6 August 2043 - 38 C
  • 26 July 2044 - 36.4 C
  • 16 July 2045 - 36.4 C
  • 5 July 2046 - 36.4 C
  • 25 June 2047 - 34.1 C
  • 13 June 2048 - 34.1 C
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Kuwait has announced the number of official holidays for the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr (year 2016 corresponding to Hijri Calender year 1437) to be 5 days (Five Days). Eid ( 1st day of Shawwal - Month 10 on the Lunar Calender) falls on either Tuesday, July 5 or Wednesday, July 6. In either case, Tuesday, July 5 is a holiday and the next work day will resume on Sunday, July 10. (Source Circular no 13-2016)
Photo Courtesy of Civil Service Commission

CLICK HERE for my post on 'Ramadan 2016 - 1437 Working Hours'.

CLICK HERE for my post on 'Ramadan 1436 - 2015'.
CLICK HERE for my post on 'Ramadan 2015 working hours in Kuwait'.

CLICK HERE for my last year's post 'Ramadan 1435 - 2014'.
CLICK HERE for my last year's post 'Ramadan 2014 working hours'.
CLICK HERE for my last year's post 'Masjids in Ramadan 2014'.

CLICK HERE for my post 'Ramadan 1434 - 2013'.
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