The Supreme Court announced that Tuesday, (02/01/1435 AH according to Umm Al-Qura Calendar), corresponding to 5th November 2013, is the first day of the lunar month of Muharram for the year 1435AH, due to the lack of evidence of sighting the crescent of the month of Muharram on Sunday evening, 29th Dhu Al-Hijjah 1434 AH.
This came in a statement issued by the Supreme Court today. (1)
Muharram, the 1st month of new Hijri year 1435H has started from Today, 5th November 2013.
Prophet sallAllaahu 3etAlayhi wa sallam said: “The best of fasting after Ramadaan is fasting Allaah’s month of Muharram.”
Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said about fasting the 10th Muharram: “For fasting the day of 3Aashooraa’, I hope that Allaah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before.”
09 Muharram 1435 H = Wednesday, 13th November 2013
10 Muharram (3Aashooraa’) 1435H = Thursday, 14th November 2013
11 Muharram 1435H = Friday, 15th November 2013.
Related Posts:Reference: (1) Arab News http://www.arabnews.com/news/472761