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Muharram moon not sighted, holiday on Sunday

19 Aug 2020

The Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs announced on Wednesday that the moon for the month of Muharram 1442 AH was not sighted. 

Therefore, Thursday will be the final day of the month of Dhu al Hijjah and the first day of Muharram will fall on Friday, August 21. 

Accordingly, the Hijri New Year holiday for all public and government offices will be on Sunday.

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