Ramadan 1430 AH

August 5, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“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

On the basis of astronomical calculations the dates of Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr for the year 1430 AH are established as follows:

1st of Ramadan will be on Saturday, August 22, 2009
1st of Shawwal will be on Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ramadan 1430 AH:
The astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:01
Universal Time (1:01 pm Makkah time). Sunset at Makkah on August 20 is at 6:47 pm local time, while moonset at Makkah is at 6:46 pm local
time (1 minute before sunset). Therefore the following day Friday,
August 21, 2009 is not the 1st day of Ramadan. First day of Ramadan is Saturday, August 22, insha’Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on
Friday night.

Eid ul-Fitr 1430 AH:

The astronomical New Moon is on Friday, September 18, 2009, at 18:44 Universal Time (9:44 pm Makkah time). On Saturday, September 19, 2009, sunset at Makkah is 6:20 pm local time, while moonset is at 6:36 pm local time. Therefore, first day of Shawwal, i.e., Eid ul-Fitr is Sunday, September 20, insha’Allah.

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

Ya Haqq!

Note: All information is from the Fiqh Council of North America. For more detailed information, please visit: www.fiqhcouncil.org


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