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Saturday vs. Sunday (and Monday)

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: Islam
  • Date: Sep 23,2006 | 12:02 AM

Ok let’s so who started on what day:

Those who said the 1st day of Ramadan is Saturday Sept. 23, 2006:

  • In North America:
    • ISNA
  • Around the World:
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Palestine
    • Lebanon
    • Qatar
    • Kuwait
    • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    • Bahrain
    • Yemen
    • Somalia
    • Add your country here? Leave a comment.

Those who said the 1st day of Ramadan is Sunday Sept. 24, 2006:

  • In North America:
    • ICNA
    • Zaytuna
    • Hilal Committee of Canada
  • Around the World:
    • Egypt
    • Jordan
    • Oman
    • Turkey
    • Syria
    • Algeria
    • Tunis
    • Add your country here? Leave a comment.

Oh yeah those who started on Monday Sept. 25, 2006:

  • In North America:
    • Darul Uloom, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Around the World:
    • India
    • Pakistan
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
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  • 31 Responses for "Saturday vs. Sunday (and Monday)"

    1. Taliba al ilm September 23rd, 2006 at 9:25 am

      Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh wa maghfiratuh,
      I wish everyone a blessed Ramadhaan! Over here in Germany Saturday (today) is the first RAmadhaan.

    2. Imam Hussain September 23rd, 2006 at 10:36 am

      Asalamu-Alaikum!! wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

      These 30 or 29 days is so special, we all come together(subhan-allah), I will do DUA for you and everyone, keep up the good work my dear brother, and do dua for me and the world, Allah WILL CERTAINLY HELP US! I dedicate all my fastings to Muhammed(peace be upon him).

      Rahamadan Mubarak Over hear in UK! which is a saturday 1st day of ramadan, 1st Iftar at 7.12, Iftars are getting longer-_-

      Love you all muslim Brothers and Sisters dearly.


    3. Asad September 23rd, 2006 at 10:59 am

      The moon was sighted by 1 person in houston and 4 people in Dallas on Friday, September 22, 2006.

    4. OECD September 23rd, 2006 at 11:18 am

      Perth, WA : First day of Ramadan is on MONDAY. …as well as Sunday for a small minority.

    5. OECD September 23rd, 2006 at 11:20 am

      Btw, WA is in Australia

    6. Amr W. September 23rd, 2006 at 11:53 am

      New Zealand is on Monday and also Fiji I think

      Ramadan Kareem

    7. Ali September 23rd, 2006 at 11:56 am

      Yea, all the right people and decisions come out Texas, right?

    8. wajeeh September 23rd, 2006 at 12:18 pm

      when did u start MR??????

    9. Nadia September 23rd, 2006 at 1:01 pm

      Ramadan Moubarak to all my brothers and sisters.

      The Ramadan begins tomorrow on Sunday, September 24th, in France.

      A joyous and blessed Ramadan to each of you.

      Salam alikoum 😉

    10. Munzareen September 23rd, 2006 at 2:11 pm

      A lot of local masjids have started today because the moon has been sighted in North America.. Florida, Texas, and I don’t remember where else.

      Ramadan Kareem!

    11. afromuslimah September 23rd, 2006 at 2:31 pm

      in Somalia and Ethiopia it started today 23rd

    12. Anonymous September 23rd, 2006 at 5:07 pm

      “The moon was sighted by 1 person in houston and 4 people in Dallas on Friday, September 22, 2006.”

      That’s impossible. See

    13. arshia September 23rd, 2006 at 6:34 pm

      to Ali: he was just stating as he heard. no need to start drama. better someone seeing it than no one seeing it at all, right?

    14. ulied September 23rd, 2006 at 7:23 pm


      According to, Trinidad and Tobago start Sunday.

      I wish everyone a blessed Ramadhan! May Allah accept your every dua.

    15. Khalid Sharif September 23rd, 2006 at 8:03 pm

      SOMALIA saturday

    16. FarooqZ September 23rd, 2006 at 8:07 pm

      I started Saturday based on global (Ittehadul Mat’ali) sighting, though local (Ikhtilaful Mat’ali) is also doable since Dallas had 4 witnesses. I went by Yemen though, Saudi’s hipper, Fus-ha brother.

    17. Farha September 23rd, 2006 at 8:43 pm

      Assalam Alaykum, Im actually in Canada; fasting on Saturday; My brother in Malaysia started on Saturday too..

    18. malaika September 23rd, 2006 at 9:11 pm

      We started on Saturday in Saudi Arabia

    19. shab September 23rd, 2006 at 9:13 pm

      so what did ICNA decide? god, we r still waitingggg to decide whether to fast tomorrow or not-

    20. W Ali September 23rd, 2006 at 10:57 pm

      Ramadan Mubarak!

    21. soulja September 23rd, 2006 at 11:16 pm

      Hilal Committee said sunday
      man in canada its seperated sat and sun

      3 days people could be celebrating eid

    22. Ibn Al Hyderabadee September 24th, 2006 at 5:01 am

      Pakistan and Bangladesh is Monday…wow – the drama can be found here –

      – thanx to a brother named yusuf

      Allah Knwos Best

    23. Bilal September 24th, 2006 at 5:23 am

      Salams and ramadaan mubarak!

      Islam Channel in the UK announced that 1st Ramadaan was on Saturday, but as always there’s been some confusion from borough to borough…

    24. Faiza September 24th, 2006 at 5:44 am

      In Denmark majority started Saturday 23rd. And now it’s being told that the moon couldn’t possibly have been seen on friday. I’m so confused myself…

      Read this article: (it’s in English as well as Danish) – it’s pretty convincing, so I’m too confused.

    25. Faiza September 24th, 2006 at 5:46 am

      Oh, Ramadan Mubarak! 🙂

    26. Yursil September 24th, 2006 at 8:04 am


      Alhamdulillah, Shaykh Nazim’s mureeds also fasted Saturday. Though we are firm believers that it is not the day that matters as much as the niyyat.

    27. Ahlan Wa sehlan Ya Ramadan September 24th, 2006 at 8:43 am

      Aslaamu alaikum all

      mashallah Ramadan is here again.. may Allah ta’ala bless each and every muslim in the whole world and forgive all our sins and save us from His Displeasure. ameen


      here in canada..there r two days (like always :D)… we started saturday ..but all of our relatives started sunday… but it doesnt really matter….cuz its the niyyah that counts…THE BIGGEST THINGS IS: we are alive for yet another Ramadan… can u believe… just amazing… how many souls have left the dunya b4 this ramadan and some even a day b4 ramadan began…But Allah gave us Another opportunity walhumdulillah!

      Thank you Allah for the blessing!..


    28. dLa September 25th, 2006 at 2:16 pm

      Here in russia there are different day..people in my area(kursk) started on saturday bcoz they followed saudi arabia…but my friends in Moscow started on sunday…there were some dramas going on but the most memorable of all is getting a phone call at almost 3am confirming us to fsat on saturday….my family in Malaysia started fasting on sunday…

      guess it happen everywhere in the world..but then that’s what makes it all fun…muslim around the world get to celebrate raya for 3 days this year…Ramadhan Al-Mubarak sisters and brothers

    29. Nahwa Sarf September 26th, 2006 at 9:40 am


      Ramadhaan Mubarak! We started here in sunny South Africa on Sunday. Alhamdolilah, this time the whole of southern Africa started on the same day. Make lots of duah for unity in the ummah

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    31. Luqman October 17th, 2006 at 3:02 am

      In the UK, we’re not so united. I think most mosques started tarawih on Friday and fasting on Saturday following Saudi Arabia but some started fasting on Sunday, following Morocco. And I heard at least one mosque started on Monday.

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