With the start of the month of Rajab, Muslims around the world begin counting down to the advent of the most beloved month, which is the holy month of Ramadan. While we are waiting for the holy month and its rituals, we are trying to know the date of the first day of Ramadan 1444 AH, approximately, so that we are fully prepared to receive it.
It is noteworthy that the month of Ramadan advances by approximately 10 to 14 days every new year from the year preceding it, according to the Gregorian calendar for the year. So we are trying to find out the first day of the holy month in our current year 2023.
The vision occurs after sunset on the 29th of the month of Sha’ban, and as soon as it is sighted, this means that the month of Ramadan has begun. And break your fast when you see it, and if it clouds over you, then complete the thirty days of Sha’ban.”
The Saudi Supreme Court is holding a session to see the crescent of the month of Ramadan in the city of Hotat Sudair in Al Majmaah Governorate, and it also uses the latest astronomical mechanisms and observatories in order to identify the date of the first day of Ramadan 2023, which may come in accordance with astronomical expectations, so it falls on Thursday, March 23, 2023, and the Supreme Court is keen to investigate accuracy. And it calls on citizens to inform it if they are sure of seeing the crescent.
And the United Arab Emirates recognizes the date of the first day of Ramadan 2023 after the meeting of the committee to investigate the crescent of the blessed month of Ramadan, which is held in the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department headed by the Minister of Justice and members of the committee, and after the Maghrib prayer, it determines its sighting of the crescent or not, according to the Hijri calendar and according to the astronomical calculation, corresponding to the month of Ramadan. Ramadan 1444 on Thursday, March 23, 2023 in the Emirates.
It is decided that the Egyptian Dar Al Iftaa will announce the result of the legal sighting of the crescent of the month of Ramadan on Shaaban 29 1444 AH, corresponding to March 21, 2023, after which it will be determined that either the twenty-ninth day will be the completion of the month of Sha’ban, or the month will be completed until its thirtieth day. That is, the vision, according to the Egyptian fatwa, will be on the evening of March 21, and it must either be the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan on March 22 or March 23. However, astronomical calculations suggest that the first day of the holy month will be Thursday, March 23, 2023.
An official and popular ceremony is often held on the occasion of the survey of the month of Ramadan in the Grand Celebration Hall of the Al-Azhar Conference Center in Cairo, in the presence of members of the “Council of Senior Scholars” and the “Islamic Research Academy” and government officials, and in order to know the date of the first day of Ramadan 2023, the sighting of the crescent is looked forward to through vision. visual.
And it is scheduled that if Ramadan 2023 completes a full month according to astronomical calculations, then it is expected that the first day of Eid al-Fitr 2023 will coincide with Saturday, April 22, but if the survey of the crescent of the month of Shawwal proves that the 29th of Ramadan is the completion of the month, Friday, April 21 will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr. blessed.