Thursday April 23, 04:00 pm The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia and religious authorities in UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman and other Arab states will meet today after Maghrib salah to decide the start of Ramadan - the Muslim holy month of fasting. Hence, while observing dawn to dusk fast, Muslims all over the world recite Quran. The Kingdom and other Arab states have also called upon their citizens to offer obligatory and Traweeh prayers at home. Against this backdrop, it will be interesting to see how Muslims will adjust to Ramadan fasting under lockdown and Coronavirus fear. Millions of rupees are also donated during the month of Ramadan which is later used for different charity works and feeding poor. Wednesday April 22, 2020 which corresponds to 29th of Shaban 1441H. If the new moon, Crescent, is sighted, the next day is counted as first day of the new month. The Shawwal moon crescent was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Friday, hence … 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. For all the latest News, Opinions and Views, download App. Muslims around the world observe fast and refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk during the 30 days of Ramadan. The Holy Month of fasting Ramadan this year is falling amid the Coronavirus outbreak which has taken into its grip more than 130 countries. The month of Shaban began in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries on Wednesday March 25, 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. 10:45 am (Makkah Time): Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has issued appeals to Muslims in the Kingdom and around to sight the crescent, the Ramadan Moon today i.e. 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. This is also the period when the days are longest. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An announcement in this regard is expected by 07:30 pm Makkah time. google_ad_slot = "CM_Ummid.com_WC1"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_client = "ca-pub-3737030722290655"; /* CM_Ummid.com_WC1 */ Hence keep visiting this page for the latest update. Wednesday April 22, 11:30 pm (Makkah Time): Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and other Gulf states will decide on Thursday April 23 the first day of Ramadan 2020, latest reports said. Yet a huge majority of children observe fast along with their parents and other family members despite scorching heat.