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When Is Ramadan 2010 Going to Start?

I found this information on When-Is.com. Note that this information is for North America; sightings may differ slightly in other locations.

When is Ramadan in 2010?

Ramadan in 2010 will start on Wednesday, the 11th of August and will continue for 30 days until Thursday, the 9th of September.

Based on sightability in North America, in 2010 Ramadan will start in North America a day later – on Thursday, the 12th of August.

Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Tuesday, the 10th of August.

Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Ramadan may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.

The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America for the celebration of Ramadan. Note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted by many, but is still being hotly debated.

July 13, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

8 Comments »

  1. Ramadan will start on the 11 th of August , it will be my son Mubarak Birthday !!. so sad, I will be in Seattle , and he will be here in Kuwait celebrating his birthday alone.

    Comment by Hayfa | July 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. Oh! You will be in Seattle! Lucky lucky YOU! Wish I were there, too!
    And . . . Mubarak has his friends, and he will find his own way to celebrate. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 14, 2010 | Reply

    • man i love ramadan but it’s no lucky for me, ’cause i have to fast 17 hours. long hot day, no fun really i wish it was winter so, i can fast only 9hrs. in he’s not lucky he has to fast long hot day.

      Comment by muslimah | July 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. It’s a blessing for us to fast days that are long and hot. There have been muslims in the past fasting nafila (non-obligatory days) on realy warm days for the extra benefits and blessings from Allah. For that reason we should be thankfull for the long days of fasting as it may bless us even more and also clean us from previous sins.
    Inshallah I hope that we all will live to see Ramadan and that it will be a month of true blessing where we get our sins forgiven and our hearts cleaned. Happy fasting everyone! And Ramadan Mubarak inshallah!

    Comment by Lina | July 26, 2010 | Reply

  4. Super excited about Fast this year.. I converted to islam about 4 years ago, but this will be my 2 year fasting with my husband! Also so much better when you see your loved one fasting along side of you. 🙂 May allah make it easy for all of my brothers and sisters in Islam.. Ramadan Mubarak inshaAllah. But Ramandan in Seattle will be hard due to the long days, like Lina said it will clean our hears and sins. Inshaallah.

    allah Akbar

    Comment by Jennifer | August 8, 2010 | Reply

  5. bon ramadan a touts les musulmon

    Comment by amina | August 8, 2010 | Reply

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  7. Allah ka sukar hai me garmiyo k rozay rak pa rahi ho

    Comment by hina | July 10, 2013 | Reply


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