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Islamic Society of Central Pennsylvania announces the start of Ramadan on Monday, June 6, 2016.

“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-Mukarrama 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 Eid al-Fitr for the year 1437 AH are established as follows:

1st of Ramadan will be on Monday, June 6, 2016

1st of Shawwal will be on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For more detailed information, please visit: www.moonsighting.com

Ramadan Mubarak!

May Allah (swt) keep us on the right path, and accept our fasting and prayers. Ameen.