Ramadan 2011

The Islamic Center of North Hollywood is pleased to announce that the first day of Ramadan 1432 AH will begin on Monday, August 1st, 2011.

 Iftar(Breaking Fast)  and Dinner will be provided for free of cost to everyone every day.Dinner will be served  after Maghrib salat at 8.10 pm . You are invited with your friends and family.

Insha salat will  be at 9:30 pm. Taraweeh prayers begin Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 9.45 pm . 

The Fiqh Council of North America has released the following announcement about Ramadan & Shawwal 2011.

RAMADAN & SHAWWAL 1432 (2011)
First day of Ramadan will be Monday, August 1, 2011 and
Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, August 30, 2011,  inshaAllah.

“O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” Qur’an 2:183

The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal.  FCNA uses Makkah al-Mukarram as a conventional point and takes the position that the conjunction must take place before sunset in Makkah and moon must set after sunset in Makkah.

On the basis of this method the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr for the year 1432 AH are established as follows:

1st of Ramadan will be on Monday, August 1, 2011
1st of Shawwal will be on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ramadan 1432 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on July 30, 2011 (Saturday) at 18:40 Universal Time (9:40 pm  Makkah time). Sunset at Makkah on July 30 is at 7:01 pm local time, while moonset at Makkah is 6:41pm local time (20 minute before sunset).  Therefore the following day Sunday, July 31, 2011 is not the 1st day of Ramadan.   First day of Ramadan is Monday, August 1, insha’Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on Sunday, July 31, 2011.

Eid ul-Fitr 1432 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on August 29, 2011 (Monday) at 3:04 Universal Time (6:04 am  Makkah time). On Monday, August 29, sunset at Makkah is 6:40 p.m. local time, while moonset is at 6:44  pm local time. Therefore, first day of Shawwal, i.e., Eid ul-Fitr is Tuesday, August 30, insha’Allah.

May Allah (swt) keep us on the right path and accept our fasting and prayers, Ameen.  For more detailed information, please visit: www.fiqhcouncil.org or www.moonsighting.com.

Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi
Fiqh Council of North America

1 thought on “Ramadan 2011”

  1. Mohamed AlKurdy

    Assalamu Alikum wa Rahmatu Allah

    Please revise the post to reference *Monday* August 1st, 2011 instead of *Sunday* August 1st, 2011. Jazakum Allahu khaira and Ramadan Mubarak.

    Wassalamu Alikum


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