Ramadan 2024 Countdown: 28 Days Left in Ramadan 2024

In Islamic tradition, the sighting of the crescent moon signifies the imminent arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan 2024 Start Date

As per the Hijri calendar published by the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD), Ramadan 2024 is anticipated to commence on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Observations in Pakistan

Multiple news sources indicate that Pakistan is likely to observe the first day of Ramadan around the same date.

Weather Outlook

Moderate temperatures are expected during this period, coinciding with the beginning of spring in the UAE.

Confirmation of Celestial Event

The UAE’s International Astronomy Centre officially declared the sighting of the Sha’ban crescent moon on Saturday, February 10.

Observations in the UAE

Images of the faint crescent were captured by the Al Khatim Astronomical Observatory in Abu Dhabi, confirming the presence of the celestial marker in the UAE’s skies.

Transition from Rajab to Sha’ban

February 10 marked the end of the month of Rajab, with February 11 designated as the start of Sha’ban 1 in the UAE.

Moon Sighting in Pakistan

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Pakistan reported the inability to sight the moon of Shaban across the country.

Impact on Observance Dates

Due to the non-sighting of the moon, the committee declared that the 1st of Sha’ban 1445 Hijri would fall on Monday, February 12 in Pakistan, affecting the observance of Shab-e-Barat.

Official Notifications

The Ministry of Religious Affairs promptly disseminated the committee’s decision to the public following their announcement.

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