Announcement      Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2020

1st of Sha'ban

Alhamdule'Allah and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.

Today, March 25th 2020, is the first day of Shabaan 1441.
Therefore, the first of Ramadan will be either April 23rd or April 24th 2020 Insh'Allah.

Sha'ban is the eighth month of the Islamic Calendar. It is the month of "separation", so called because the pagan Arabs used to disperse in search of water.

Sha'ban is the last lunar month before Ramdan, and so Muslims determine in it when the first day of Ramadan fasting will be. Many important historical events took place in this month such as the change of Qibla from the Al-Aqsa to Mecca.

The Prophet Peace be Upon him said: ‘That is a month occurring between Rajab and Ramadan that many people neglect. It is a month in which the deeds ascend to the Lord of the Worlds, The All-Mighty and Majestic, and I love for my deeds to ascend while I am fasting.’ ” [Ahmad and An-Nasa'i].

Religious Committee
Islamic Center Masjid Al-Sabereen


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