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Awqaf: First fasting day of Ramadan 2015 is Thursday

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

This year, fasting during the month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday, June 18, corresponding with the Islamic calendar year 1436 AH, Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced.

Because the new moon was not sighted tonight, the month of Ramadan officially begins tomorrow night. That means the first taraaweeh (special night) prayers will take place tomorrow at mosques around Qatar.

The same declaration was made in neighboring Saudi Arabia:

The first fast will be on Thursday, which is when shortened work hours (five hours a day for government employees, and six for the private sector), a ban on public eating and drinking during the day and other changes will begin.

To see a comprehensive list of business/restaurant hours, see our guide here. And here are some tips about what you need to know about Ramadan in Qatar.

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Khaliji Man
Khaliji Man
6 years ago

UK National Trust calendar gets it right again.

Posthaze
Posthaze
6 years ago

Am I the only one can’t move my eye off that smiley face on the dates picture?

Huzz
Huzz
6 years ago
Reply to  Posthaze

I went back to look. Found it.

Vishal
Vishal
6 years ago
Reply to  Posthaze

Me too

Smile
Smile
6 years ago
Reply to  Posthaze

There is one dates top right with big mustache. lol

The Reporter
The Reporter
6 years ago
Reply to  Posthaze

There’s Mr. Scared up in the top right

Al Kohol
Al Kohol
6 years ago

Thank you Awqaf and Doha News for the info. This almost made me crazy all day.

Huzz
Huzz
6 years ago

Best of luck to all those fasting. I know that its not easy. Please be careful when eating and drive with even more care as reactions are slowed with the lack of food. Ramadan Kareem!

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

I told you so!

Moleskine
Moleskine
6 years ago

Such a fuss about nothing….it was impossible to sight the new moon tonight….so it was always going to be Thursday for the 1st day of Ramadan

Aussie expat
Aussie expat
6 years ago

How did those astronomers and mathematicians all get it so wrong? Oh wait, they didn’t….

qatari
qatari
6 years ago

RAMADAN KAREEM , yall

Expat
Expat
6 years ago

Ramadan Mubarak to the entire DN family!! Blessings to all! 🙂

qatari
qatari
6 years ago

ppl fasting in qatar will be fasting for almost 15hrs , may god accept our fasting

Marco
Marco
6 years ago
Reply to  qatari

And may He protect us from those Land Cruiser drivers operating on ‘fumes’ after 15 hours of fasting.

qatari
qatari
6 years ago
Reply to  Marco

and from Racist ignorant ppl like you , who think only ppl who drives land cruiser are Muslims ,LOL

Expat_QTR
Expat_QTR
6 years ago

Ramadan Kareem to one and all 🙂

jliscorpio
jliscorpio
6 years ago

Ramadan Kareem

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