Based on sighting of moon today, Ramadan 2020 will begin in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Arab states either Thursday or Friday Thursday April 23, 2020 10:24 PM , … However, Saudi Arabia is one-hour behind the UAE. "Tomorrow, Friday, April 24, 2020 will be the first day of the holy month of Ramadan", the Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Qatar announced today. Hence they start fasting along with the people in the Arab states. In case the new moon is not sighted on April 22, then Ramadan in Saudi Arabia and other Arab states will begin on Friday April 24, 2020. There is also some confusion because of some reports that Saudi Supreme Court will sit on Thursday to decide the first day of Ramadan 2020. The Shawwal moon crescent was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Friday, hence … Muslims around the world observe fast and refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk during the 30 days of Ramadan. However, due to coronavirus outbreak, Umrah during Ramadan 2020 will not be possible as Saudi Arabia has imposed travel ban and suspended all international flights. Against this backdrop, it will be interesting to see how Muslims will adjust to Ramadan fasting under lockdown and Coronavirus fear. Announcements about the moon sighting by the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Supreme Court are usually made after Isha prayer (08.45 pm UAE time; 04.45 pm GMT) after receiving and confirming evidences of moon sightings from different parts of the countries. Special prayers called as Taraweeh are also organized in mosques. Can Ethiopia break the vicious cycle of conflict? "Given that the arrival of the month of Shaaban was not verified on Rajab 29, the committee called on all Muslims to sight Ramadan Crescent on Thursday night, Shaaban 30 of 1441 AH, corresponding to April 23, 2020", the Crescent Sighting Committee at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Qatar said in a statement. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five tenants of Islam and is compulsory on every adult men and women. Millions of rupees are also donated during the month of Ramadan which is later used for different charity works and feeding poor. Taraweeh is performed in addition to the daily prayers of five times. Traweeh prayers in the two holy mosques - the Grand Mosque in Makkah and Masjid e Nabawi (the Prophet's mosque) in Madinah will be held in congregation - but with reduced attendance. This is also the period when the days are longest. 03:45 pm (Makkah Time): The first day of Ramadan 2020 - either Thursday or Friday, in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and other Arab states will be decided today evening. //-->. Some will be waiting for news from Saudi Arabia, others rely on moon sightings … Besides the Saudi Royal Court, appeals to sight the Ramadan 2020 moon have also been issued by ministeries and moon sighting committees in United Arab Emirate (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Muscat, Egypt, Turkey and other Middle East states. As many as 2.5 million people worldwide have been affected and more than 170,000 people have died because of the new virus which was first detected in China's Wuhan. Wednesday April 22, 2020 which corresponds to 29th of Shaban 1441H. Wednesday April 22, 2020 corresponding to 29th Shaban 1441H. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An announcement in this regard is expected by 07:30 pm Makkah time. If the new moon is sighted on April 24, 2020 then the Holy month of fasting will begin on Saturday April 25, 2020. 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Current Time: Nov 24, 2020 at 7:47:44 pm: Moon Direction: ↑ 180° South Moon Altitude: 60.5° Moon Distance: 250,539 mi: Next Full Moon: Nov 30, 2020, 12:29 pm Qatar, Kuwait and other Arab states have also announced that Friday April 24 will be the first day of Ramadan. It is not mandatory on children. Eid Mubarak 2020: No moon has been sighted today announced the higher judiciary council of Saudi Arabia.So this month, 30 days of fasting … Hence, while observing dawn to dusk fast, Muslims all over the world recite Quran. 06:00 pm (Makkah Time): A key announcement about the first day of Ramadan 2020 in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Arab states is expected shortly. If the new moon, Crescent, is sighted, the next day is counted as first day of the new month. Ramadan 2020 Moon Announcement Saudi Royal Court Live Update: The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia and Religious Affairs Ministry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said that Ramadan will begin on Friday April 24, 2020. Today is 29th of Shaban in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, and as per tradition of the Prophet (peace be upon him), the new moon should be sighted today. UAE has convened a virtual moon sighting committee meeting today. 06 May 2019 Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court calls on all to look for crescent moon signaling Ramadan In Saudi Arabia, the UAE moon sighting committee will meet remotely on the evening of May 22, in an attempt to see the new crescent moon.