4 November 2001
Official Decision and
Announcement of the High Judiciary Council
of Saudi Arabia...
Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online
was informed of the official decision and announcement of
the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia that since the
moon of Ramadhaan was not sighted this evening, here in Saudi
Arabia, we shall be completing thirty (30) days of Sha'baan
(1423 A.H.), in accordance with the hadeeth of the Messenger
of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa
you see the crescent. If it is obscured to you, then complete
thirty days of Sha'baan. And break your fast when you see
the crescent. If it is obscured to you then fast thirty days)),
[transmitted by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim].
Subsequently, we shall be starting
our taraaweeh prayers
tomorrow evening (Tuesday 5 November 2002) after the 'Ishaa.
prayer, in preparation for the first
fast of Ramadhaan on Wednesday 6 November 2002,