When is Ramadan in Saudi Arabia (KSA) | Starting Ramadan Date 2019

When is Ramadan in Saudi Arabia:

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The holy month Ramadan 2019 in Saudi Arabia will start on Sunday, 5th May and end on the 4th of June depending on the sighting of the moon.

Abu Umamah reported: “I came to the Messenger of Allah (saw) and said: ‘Order me to do a deed that will allow me to enter Paradise.’ He said: ‘Stick to fasting, as there is no equivalent to it.’ Then I came to him again and he said: ‘Stick to fasting.”‘ [Imam Ahmad, Imam Nasa’i, and Imam Hakim].

Dates of Ramadan (2016 to 2022):

Ramadan First Day Last Day
2016 June 7 July 6
2017 May 27 June 25
2018 May 16 June 14
2019 May 5 June 4
2020 April 24 May 23
2021 April 13 May 12
2022 April 3 May 2

The month Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims all around the world fast during this month for thirty days from sunrise to sunset. They are also encouraged to indulge more and more in religious activities like the recitation of the Quran and refrain themselves from sins.

Ramadan is Observed Religiously in Saudi Arabia:

Ramadan in Saudi Arabia will fall on the 5th or 6th May. Since Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country, it completely changes it’s routine to suit the religious activities taking place in Ramadan. Schools and offices have shorter timings to entertain the Ramadan routine.

Due to fasting, shops, malls and all restaurants and cafes are closed during the day hours and open throughout the night. In fact, in some places, it is forbidden by law to eat, drink or smoke publicly during the fasting hours.

Many companies, therefore, allow their canteens to cater non-Muslim employees and arrange separate rooms for them away from the fasting Muslims.

Social Routine During Ramadan:

Ramadan in Saudi Arabia will once again witness sleepless nights and quiet days. Since most of the Saudi population is fasting during r, all shops and restaurants are closed during the day while they remain open all night entertaining customers.

Moreover, Ramadan nights in Saudi Arabia are filled with religious and social activities. You will find women and men roaming around on the streets, shopping, eating and drinking during these nights.

Attracts Muslims from All Around the World During Ramadan:

Muslims have a special attachment to the city of Mecca and Madina which are situated in Saudi Arabia. Ramadan 2018 in Saudi Arabia is expected to be the busiest month for the traveling agencies in Saudi as Muslims from around the world will reach Mecca and Madina to celebrate this Holy month, in the holiest of all the cities.

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