Islamic Society of Central Pennsylvania announces the first day of Ramadan will be Saturday, May 27th, 2017.

“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 the criteria of European Council of Fatwa and Research (ECFR), which are that somewhere on the globe, at the sunset, the elongation should be at least 8 degrees and moon should be at least 5 degrees above horizon. If this condition is met, the month starts the next day; otherwise the month starts on the day following next. The presence of moon above horizon at sunset is the basis.

On the basis of this method, the dates of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr for the year 1438 AH are established as follows:

1st of Ramadan will be on Saturday, May 27, 2017

1st of Shawwal will be on Sunday, June 25, 2017

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InshAllah first day of Taraweeh prayer will be tomorrow Friday May 26th at 10:15 PM. 

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