Ramadan in Oman = 30 days12:14 PM
August 30 will be the last day of Ramadhan, and Wednesday, August 31 will be the first day of Shawwal and the first day of Eid al Fitr according to astronomical calculations, the Main Moon-sighting Committee has announced.
A statement issued by the committee said: “Because of what is confirmed by astronomy concerning the conjunction of the absence of Shawwal crescent on Ramadhan 29 this year with the absence of the sun in most of the Sultanate’s region and after four minutes in some other regions that would make it impossible to see the crescent this day, so reports from the people will not be accepted because of the contradiction with the reality and science as the scientific facts strictly reject the possibility of sighting the moon.
Accordingly, the committee announces that Tuesday, August 30, 2011 will be the 30th day of the holy month of Ramadhan, and Wednesday, August 31, 2011 will be the first day of Shawwal and the first day of Eid al Fitr.”
So apparently we are continuing an entire 30 days of fasting when my insides are telling me that the rest of the world will be fasting 29 days as per usual. Somehow Oman has to always stand out and be different and unique. And I'm even surprised that this came out a good TEN days before the end of the month. I have so much to say about this but I'll just stick with Allah yester...