Ramadan 2014 Announcement

Ramadan 2014 [ramzan 2014 (1435)]

When does Ramadan 2014 [ Ramadan 1435 / Ramzan 2014 (1435)] fasting Start?

Ramadan 2014 should start on Saturday, 28th June 2014 in North, Central and South America as well as in some parts of Africa because the crescent visibility zone can be extended up to there. The rest of the world, mainly all of Asia, Europe, and many countries of Africa and Oceania will start Ramadan 1435 on the next day, namely 29th June 2014, Sunday. Please click here to read the detailed explanation along with the required calculations in order to understand why some countries should start Ramadan 2014 on 28th June whilst others on 29th June 2014.

Below is the list of countries arranged as per the starting date of Ramadan 2014 (1435). Please click here to see corresponding Google map where we have plotted the extension of the zone of visibility.



Note on begining Ramadan 2014(1435) as per Umm al-Qura Calendar

The Umm al-Qura calendar stipulates that Ramadan should begin on 28th June.

Now, on the evening of 27th June, the moon sets in Makkah just one minute after sunset. It is thus not possible to observe it at Makkah itself. Neither is it possible to observe it at any other place on earth before the prayer of Sobh in Makkah. All scientific observatories can confirm this fact.

Fixing in an arbitrary manner the beginning of Ramadan on 28th June is equivalent to abusively imposing on the Muslims of the Arabic Peninsula a fast on the last day of Sha’ban.

Ramadan 2014 on 28 June 2014, Saturday

28th June 2014 - Following countries should start Ramadan 2014 on Saturday, 28th June 2014 - [Why?]

  AFRICA (17)

  • Benin
  • Burkina
  • Cape Verde
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania


  • Sao Tome
    and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
  N. AND CENTRAL AMERICA (23)

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti


  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the
    Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States
    Of America
  S. AMERICA (12)

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  OCEANIA (1)

  • French Polynesia
Ramadan 2014 on 29 June 2014, Sunday

29th June 2014 - Following countries should start Ramadan 2014 on Sunday, 29th June 2014 - [Why?]

  AFRICA (37)

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African
    Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic
    Republic of
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  ASIA (44)

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • East Timor
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakstan
  • Korea, North
  • Korea, South
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  EUROPE (48)

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City
  OCEANIA (14)

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu