JNN 21 June 2014 Dubai : The first day of holy month of Ramadan will fall on Sunday, June 29, officials at the Sharjah Planetarium have announced.
The new moon of the month of Shawwal 1435 AH, which marks the end of Ramadan, will appear on Sunday, July 27 at 2.42am. The sun will set on this day at 7.05pm, meaning Monday, July 28 will mark the beginning of Eid Al Fitr and the month of Shawwal.
Astronomers said the crescent moon of the holy month will appear on Friday, June 27 at 12.08am. The sun will set that day at 7.12pm, reported WAM, the state news agency.
The Planetarium added that daylight hours at the beginning of Ramadan will amount to 13 hours and 45 minutes and the fasting period will be approximately 15 hours and 15 minutes. At the end of Ramadan, daylight hours will amount to 13 hours and 25 minutes and the fasting period will be approximately 14 hours and 55 minutes.
In Most of the Muslim Countries and Major Muslims Sects around the World the Actual Sighting of the Moon in Person or on grounds of Credible Evidenceby Muslims , who can testify the sighting of the Moon in person is Mandatory , for the announcement of the Next Lunar Month , same condition applies for the Month of Ramzan and Shawal , But in some countries , and some Sects have amended this Article of Islam , as per their Religious Scholars Ruling , and therefore they announce the dates ,In Advance Based on Scientific Calculations and Observations .
While the Followers of Fiqa Jafria , as per the Ruling and the Guidelines given to them By their Imams , which are interpreted By the Religious Authorities , Under their Ruling every Lunar Month consists of 29 / 30 Days and it is Mandatory , that on every 29th Day , the Physical sighting of the Moon should be Observed or by atleast 2 Credible Muslims Adults should testify the sighting of the Moon , for Proclamation of the Next Lunar Month, while In case no sighting is recorded thent the Month is declared of 30 Days , after which Next day is the 1st day of the Month in Line.
Ibrahim Al Jarwan, researcher in astronomy and meteorology and general supervisor at the planetarium, explained that summer officially begins on June 21, marking the beginning of the summer solstice.
Average temperatures in the UAE during summer reach an average of 43 degrees Celsius. This drops to 41 degrees at the end of the season