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Ramadan & Eidain in North America

According to Fiqh Council of North America

"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 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.

Following its adopted current criteria for Eidul Adha, the Fiqh Council of North America announces that the final determination of the date of Eidul Adha will be contingent on the announcement by the Hajj authorities in Makkah of the day of 'Arafah, in which case Eidul Adha will be the day following the day of 'Arafah.

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

On the basis of this method the dates of Ramadan and Eidain for the next three years are as follows:

1439 AH (2018 CE)

According to Fiqh Council of North America

Ramadan 1439 AH:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:47 Universal Time. On that day, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore first day of Ramadan 1439 is on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, insha'Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on Tuesday night.

Eidul Fitr 1439 AH:
Friday, June 15, 2018
The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 19:43 Universal Time. On that day there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, Shawwal cannot start the next day. Hence, first day of Shawwal 1439 is on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Eidul Adha 1439 AH: The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 9:57 UT. Sunday, August 12, 2018 is expected to be the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah 1439. The day of Arafah the main day of Hajj - is expected to be on Monday, August 20, 2018 and so the Eidul Adha 1439 is expected on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Saudi Ummul-Qura Calendar

The month starts if moon is born before sunset at Makkah, and moonset is after sunset.

Ramadan 1439 AH:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Eidul Fitr 1439 AH: Friday, June 15, 2018

Eidul Adha 1439 AH: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 

1440 AH (2019 CE)

According to Fiqh Council of North America

Ramadan 1440 AH:
Monday, May 6, 2019
The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 22:45 Universal Time. On that day there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, Ramadan cannot start the next day. Hence, first day of Ramadan 1440 is on Monday, May 6, 2019, insha'Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on Sunday night.

Eidul Fitr 1440 AH:
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:01 Universal Time. On that day, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore first day of Shawwal 1439 is on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, insha'Allah.

Eidul Adha 1440 AH: The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 3:11 UT. Friday, August 2, 2019 is expected to be the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah 1440. The day of Arafah the main day of Hajj - is expected to be on Saturday, August 10, 2019 and so the Eidul Adha 1440 is expected on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Saudi Ummul-Qura Calendar

The month starts if moon is born before sunset at Makkah, and moonset is after sunset.

Ramadan 1440 AH: Monday, May 6, 2019

Eidul Fitr 1440 AH: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Eidul Adha 1440 AH: Saturday, August 10, 2019 

1441 AH (2020 CE)

According to Fiqh Council of North America

Ramadan 1441 AH:
Friday, April 24, 2020
The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 2:26 Universal Time. On that day, Everywhere in North and Soth America at sunset the elongation is at least 8 degrees and moon is at least 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, Ramadan start the next day. Hence, first day of Ramadan 1441 is on Friday, April 24, 2020, insha'Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on Thursday night.

Eidul Fitr 1441 AH:
Sunday, May 25, 2020
The Astronomical New Moon is on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 17:38 Universal Time. On that day there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore Shawwal 1441 cannot start the next day. Hence first day of Shawwal is on Sunday, May 25, 2020, insha'Allah.

Eidul Adha 1441 AH: The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 17:33 UT. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 is expected to be the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah 1441. The day of Arafah the main day of Hajj - is expected to be on Thursday, July 30, 2020 and so the Eidul Adha 1441 is expected on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Saudi Ummul-Qura Calendar

The month starts if moon is born before sunset at Makkah, and moonset is after sunset.

Ramadan 1441 AH: Friday, April 24, 2020

Eidul Fitr 1441 AH: Sunday, May 25, 2020

Eidul Adha 1441 AH: Friday, July 31, 2020

Updated December 3, 2017
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