Official Decision and Announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia

The official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia is that since the moon of Ramadhaan was not sighted this evening, in Saudi Arabia, we shall be completing thirty (30) days of Sha’baan (1435 A.H.), in accordance with the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam):

((Fast when 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 tonight (Saturday 28 June, 2014) after the ‘Ishaa. prayer, in preparation for the first fast of Ramadhaan on Sunday 29 June, 2014, in shaa.-Allaah.