Dates for Hajj in 2015 (1436)
The actual dates for Hajj in 2015 (1436) have been confirmed as follows,
Note: This year the actual dates for Hajj did not match with many popular calculations as presented on websites such as IslamicFinder. But the dates in this post have been confirmed per the references below and are based on official announcements by the Saudi Authorities.
If you are performing Hajj this year, to help you plan it is important to have an idea of Prayer (Salah) times during the Hajj days. The table below presents calculated Prayer times for Makkah,
- D-H = Dhul-Hijjah
- City = Makkah
- Latitude = 21.42
- Longitude = 39.83
- Time zone = GMT+3.00
- Altitude = 1017 feet (310 meters) above sea level.
- Juristic Method = Standard
- Calculation Method = Umm Al-Qura
- Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), “Fiqh Council of North America’s Announcement of Eid al Adha 1436/2015” – [link]
- Arab News, “Pilgrims retrace the steps of the Prophet” (pbuh) – [link]
- IslamicFinder, “Makkah, Saudi Arabia Prayer Times” – [link]
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Eid (Al-Fitr) – filled with peace, joy & happiness.
A quick summary of Ramadan for 2015 (1436):
||Eid (Al Fitr)
|Thursday, 18 June 2015
||Thursday, 16 July 2015
||Friday, 17 July 2015
- The days/dates above are local to Mecca (Saudi Arabia).
Recommended to Fast Six Days Following Ramadan
As Ramadan draws to a finish – just wanted to remind everyone (& myself) of this Hadith,
So as you can see, it is recommended to fast six days after the end of Ramadan, provided we do not begin with the first day of Shawwal which is the day of Eid.
- Some commentary on this subject can be found here. [pdf].
- Sahih Muslim. Volume 3, Hadith #2758-2760 (Sahih), pg 247-248. 
Ramadan 2015 (1436)
Can you believe it, the year has flown past and Ramadan is upon us. Today (Thursday 18th June) is the first day of Ramadan (in many parts of the world including Saudi Arabia).
I humbly pray to Almighty Allah,
- To give us the strength and guidance to worship him perfectly during this blessed month.
- May Almighty Allah help and protect all who are in need (we are all in need) and suffering.
- May Almighty Allah forgive our weaknesses and shortcomings and accept our fasting and good deeds during this most amazing month.
Peace be with you … please remember us in your prayers
- Embassy of Saudi Arabia [here]
- Al Arabiya Article – Thursday first day of Ramadan: Saudi Arabia [here]
- Emirates247 Article – Ramadan Kareem: Holy month in UAE begins today [here]