Hijri New Year: Moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia; August 10 is first day of Muharram

Monday, August 9, is the last day of the month of Zul Hijjah

  
A member of the moon sighting committee looks through a telescope to view the moon ahead of Ramadan to mark the beginning of the holy fasting month, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A member of the moon sighting committee looks through a telescope to view the moon ahead of Ramadan to mark the beginning of the holy fasting month, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri
The crescent of the new Islamic month was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Sunday evening, observers in the Kingdom have said.

Therefore, Monday, August 9, is the last day of the month of Zul Hijjah.

Muharram 1 of the new Islamic year 1443 will begin on Tuesday, August 10.

 

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