Sunday, July 31, 2011

For Most Muslims Ramadan Starts This Monday

Saudi, Most Gulf States To Start Ramadan On Monday -- Reuters

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, will start the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on Monday along with most other Gulf states, regional media said on Saturday.

Reports from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates said the new moon had not been sighted after sunset on Saturday, indicating that Sunday would be regarded as the last day of the Muslim lunar month preceding Ramadan.

In nearby Yemen, Ramadan will also start on Monday.

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My Comment: The AFP says it best for governments facing today's popular uprisings ..... "Throughout history, Ramadan has been the month of revolutions and victory".


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