IMPORTANT UPDATE – RAMADAN DATE CHANGE FOR ISBC
The ISBC Executive Committee worked diligently till midnight last night to determine any news of moon sighting to usher the month of Ramadhan. Since it was determined that no crescent was sighted, the announcement was made last night that the month of Ramadhan will start on 29th June 2014.
This morning however, we received an email (see below) stating that the moon was sighted in North America and Yemen.
In view of this new information, we have to begin fasting immediately.
The first day of Ramadhan therefore is Saturday, 28th June 2014.
Please inform all muslims in Brevard county to disseminate this new information.
Jazak Allah Khair.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) congratulates Muslims throughout the world, and specifically in the US, on the arrival of the blessed month of Ramadan and announces the following:
Saturday, June 28th, 2014 will be the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan. We ask Allah to make it a month filled with goodness, blessings and closeness to Him. We came to this decision after confirmation of the sighting of the crescent in Yemen. Also, there has been reports of sighting in Texas (Houston) and Alabama.
The Resident Fatwa Committee of AMJA has always adopted the opinion that if the moon is sighed from a trust worthy source(s) anywhere in the world that shared part of the night with the United States of America, and with the condition that the moon sighting is astronomically possible, then that marks the beginning of Ramadan. AMJA acknowledges other valid and legitimate opinions that disagrees with the aforementioned decision and we encourage muslims to accept and respect other opinions.
Thus, we send this announcement and praise Allah, the all mighty, and ask Him to lift the hardship placed on Muslims throughout the world, and specially in Syria, we ask Allah to bless this month of Ramadan and to guide us to the best, and to accept our good deeds, Ameen.