Anticipated Ramadan Dates in UAE, Dubai, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Maldives, USA, UK, and More: Ramadan 2024

Ramadan 2024: Tonight, on March 10, 2024, the crescent moon of Ramadan 2024 is anticipated to be sighted in various regions worldwide, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, and US. As a result, preparations are underway in these countries to observe the first fast of Ramadan 2024 tomorrow, on Monday, March 11.
 Ramadan 2024
Ramadan 2024

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is about to begin in March 2024. It's a time of immense importance for Muslims worldwide, marking the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

This holy month is a chance for Muslims to focus on reflection, expressing gratitude, and strengthening their connection with Allah. Communities come together in preparation, organizing charity drives, communal evening meals (Iftars), and special programs to promote spiritual growth and unity among believers.

Ramadan, also spelled Ramadan or Ramzan, is a period of heightened devotion, increased charitable giving, seeking forgiveness, and engaging in special night prayers called Taraweeh. These additional prayers take place after the Isha prayer, the night prayer in Islam.

Ramadan spans either 29 or 30 days, determined by the sighting of the crescent moon. During this time, Muslims refrain from food, drink, smoking, and other physical needs from dawn until sunset each day until the month concludes. This sacred period of fasting, prayer, reflection, and communal unity fosters spiritual development, self-discipline, and empathy towards the less fortunate. Each day's fast, known as roza, concludes with the Iftar meal at sunset, followed by the Maghrib prayer.

According to current astronomical forecasts, Ramadan for the year 2024 is anticipated to start on March 11 and conclude on April 9. However, the precise timing of Ramadan might differ slightly across regions due to the sighting of the moon. As a result, Muslims globally are eagerly awaiting the official declaration of the start date from their local authorities or religious institutions.

Ramadan Start Dates for Various Countries (March 2024)

This list provides the starting dates for Ramadan in various countries in March 2024, corresponding to Ramadan 1445 in the Islamic calendar.

Countries starting Ramadan on March 11th:

  • Algeria

  • Bahrain

  • Dubai (UAE)

  • Kuwait

  • Lebanon

  • Maldives

  • Morocco

  • Oman

  • Pakistan

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Senegal

  • South Africa

  • Tunisia

  • Turkey

  • UK

  • USA

Countries starting Ramadan on March 12th:

  • Bangladesh

  • Egypt

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • North Macedonia

Note: The exact start date of Ramadan can vary slightly depending on the official sighting of the crescent moon.

Q

Was the moon sighted for Ramadan 2024 in USA?

A

This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Sunday, March 10th, 2024, in any region of North America. Therefore, Monday, March 11th, 2024 will be the last day of Shaban. Ramadan Mubarak!

Q

Did Ramadan start in Saudi Arabia 2024?

A

Therefore, it announces that Monday (11 March 2024) will mark the end of Sha'ban 1445 AH, and Tuesday (12 March 2024) will mark the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan 1445 AH," stated the ministry

Q

What is Islamic date today in Pakistan?

A

Islamic date today in Pakistan is 29 Shaban 1445 as on March 11, 2024.

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