Muharram began on Tuesday

Updated 10 November 2013

Muharram began on Tuesday

JEDDAH: The Supreme Court announced Tuesday as the first day of the month of Muharram for the Hijrah year 1435. The crescent for the month of Muharram was not visible on the eve of 29 Dul Hijjah 1434, corresponding to Monday, Nov. 4.

A month in the lunar calendar must be extended to 30 days if the crescent is not visible. The court, therefore, decreed Tuesday, Nov. 5, as the beginning of the new Hijrah year according to the Umm Al-Qura calendar.


Curfew imposed in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif governorates

Updated 03 April 2020

Curfew imposed in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif governorates

  • An exception will be made to services and activities previously announced by the ministry
  • Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday five deaths from coronavirus and said that 165 new cases have been detected

DUBAI: A curfew in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif will start on Friday 3p.m. until further notice, state news agency SPA reported, citing Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior.
An exception will be made to services and activities previously announced by the ministry. The decision is part of the country’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday five deaths from coronavirus and said that 165 new cases have been detected. Of the new cases, 48 were detected in Makkah and 46 in Madinah.
The interior ministry implemented a 24-hour curfew in the two holy cities on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus.