So Ramadan is upon us once again, less than a month to go! Each year we find a lot of websites declaring the start date for Ramadan based on calculations and estimates which they fail to declare. This leads people onto believe the start date of Ramadan has been set and decided upon when it is not the case. A lot of people are forgetting the tradition and sunnah taught by our prophet Muhammed (pbuh).
Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said:
'Whenever you sight the new moon observe fast, and when you sight it break it and if the sky is cloudy for you, then observe fast for thirty days.'
Even if we do have an estimate for Ramadan, it needs to be made clear that it is only an estimate before writing it in stone.
Ramadan is expected to start on either Sunday 31st of July or Monday 1st of August 2011 depending on the sighting of the new moon.
Please keep revisiting us in the coming weeks for when we will announce the start of Ramadan 2011.