14 September 2007
Ramadan Kareem / Ramadan 1428 AH / 2007 AD begins
TOP: Photograph, by nascity, of part of a Sura of the Koran, the name of Allah clear in the center. nascity made everyone guess which Sura it was, dozens tried, eventually somebody guessed right. So everyone's invited to guess the Sura here, too.
BOTTOM: Map showing the start of Ramadan 1428 AH / 2007 AD throughout the world -- the sighting of a particular crescent phase of the Moon. In the USA, Canada and most of Europe, Ramadan began on Thursday 13 September. In Spain, Morocco, Pakistan and India, it began Friday. From the Islamic Crescents' Observation Project website promoted and maintained by Mohammad Odeh, Member of The Jordanian Astronomical Society (JAS) and The Emirates Astronomical Society (EAS).