12 November 2004
Official Decision and
Announcement of the High Judiciary Council
of Saudi Arabia...
Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online
was informed of the official decision and announcement of
the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia that since the
moon of Shawwaal
was sighted this evening, here in Saudi Arabia, we shall be
completing twenty nine (29) days of Ramadhaan
(1424 A.H.), in accordance with the hadeeth of the Messenger
of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa
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 celebrating
al-Fitr on Saturday 13th November 2004, inshaa.-Allaah.