HJC – 1st day of Ramadhaan 1431 – Wednesday 11 August 2010…
Official Decision and Announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia…
Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia that since the moon of Ramadhaan was sighted this evening, here in Saudi
Arabia, we have completed twenty nine (29) days of Sha’baan (1431 A.H.), in
accordance with the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa
((Fast when you see the crescent. If it is obscured to you, then complete thirty days of Sha’baan. And break your fast when you see the crescent. If it is obscured to you then fast thirty days)), [transmitted by
al-Bukhaaree and Muslim].
Subsequently, we shall be starting our taraaweeh prayers tonight (Tuesday 10 August 2010) after the ‘Ishaa. prayer, in preparation for the first fast of Ramadhaan on Wednesday 11 August 2010, inshaa.-Allaah.