ISLAMIC-NEW-YEARThe Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia announced today, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 to be the first day of the Islamic month “Muharram” and the first day of the Hijri year 1435 AH.

The widespread assumption that  Monday would mark the start of the new Islamic year was proved wrong when the moon could not be detected.

Thus yesterday was the last day of the 12th month of the Islamic year “Dhul-Hijja” and Tuesday, 5 November- the first day of the new Islamic year 1435.