Based on Trends and Data Collected Over the Years

Recently, A member of Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al Manea, has predicted the beginning and the ending of the Arabic calendar months in the year 1440, specifically with respect to the months of Shaaban and Ramadan.

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Based on the trends and the data collected over the years for analysis, he has analyzed that the Shaaban would be 30 days while Ramadan would be 29 days in total in the year 2019.


Based on such forecast, the Saudi citizens and Saudi expats can look forward to the holy month and its blessings to land expectedly on May 6, 2019.

He announced the aforementioned in a statement, according to local media, based on the beginning and end of Islamic months gathered since 1415 AH. This data helped in predicting the crescent for the following months: Jumada al-Akhir, Rajab, Sha’ban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Zul-Qa’dah and Zul-Hijja.


This data also helped in predicting the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan and its end, the month of Zul Hijjah and Muharram of next year.



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Source: Khaleej Times