Emirates 247 - Monday, 30 August 2010 -20 Ramadan 1431 H
First day of Eid Al Fitr likely on
Friday, September 10, will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr,
according to the Islamic Project for Sighting the Eid crescent, which has based
its findings on scientific calculations.
This year, Ramadan started on Wednesday, August 11.
According to Shaikh Ashraf Noor Al Haq, Head of Calendar
Section at the Dubai Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Department, beginning this
year, Muslims in the UAE will fast for a longer period each year for the
coming years, with more than 14-hour fasting period until 2019. And by 2019,
Ramadan will begin in May.
“From this year onwards, we have entered a cycle of 10
years of longer fasting period in summer. In the coming 10 years, we will
fast for a longer period each year. This cycle will end in May 2019, when
the weather will begin to get cooler and the day hours shorter,” he said.