We would like to wish all of you a happy and fulfilling Ramadan; First Day of Ramadan 1442 is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, insha’Allah?

We would like to wish all of you a happy and fulfilling Ramadan; First Day of Ramadan 1442 is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, insha’Allah?

The dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr for the year 1442 AH are established as follows

  • Posted on: 31 March 2021
  • By: HRASHID

Peace Be Unto You!

RAMADAN & SHAWWAL 1442 (2021)
\ FCNA
February 25, 2021

RAMADAN & SHAWWAL 1442 (2021)

“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 earth, at the sunset, the elongation should be at least 8 degrees and moon should be at least 5 degrees above horizon. If these conditions are met, the new crescent will be visible somewhere on earth. Hence the new lunar month will start the next day, otherwise it will start on the day following next.

On the basis of this method the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr for the year 1442 AH are established as follows:

Ramadan 1442 AH:

The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2:33 Universal Time. On that day, everywhere in North and South America at sunset the elongation is at least 8 degrees and moon is at least 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, first day of Ramadan 1442 is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, insha’Allah. Tarawih prayer will start on Monday night April 12.

Eidul-Fitr 1442 AH:

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 19:02 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 1442 cannot start the next day. Hence first day of Shawwal is on Thursday, May 13, 2021, insha’Allah. Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Thursday May 13, 2021.

May Allah (SWT) keep us on the right path, and accept our fasting and prayers. Ameen. For more detailed information, please visit: www.fiqhcouncil.org or moonsighting.com/ramadan-eid.html
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Ramadan Kareem
Assalamu alaikum,

We would like to wish all of you a happy and fulfilling Ramadan. The holy month of fasting provides an opportunity to purify our minds, nourish our souls, and renew our Taqwa (God Consciousness). ISNA will continue its various programs throughout the month of Ramadan including the "Welcome Ramadan" webinar on April 10 at 8 PM EST.

ISNA leadership and the ISNA Green Initiative Team requests Masjids and Islamic Centers to join us this Ramadan in our sixth "Greening Our Ramadan" Campaign. As we are sensitive to the harm that we do to our environment and striving to live in harmony with nature, we as Muslims must seek to implement practices and policies that are environmentally friendly. Let us live up to our role as stewards of the earth by joining the “Greening Our Ramadan" campaign again this year.

We ask every Masjid/Islamic center to pledge and adopt at least the following five practices during the coming Ramadan:

Conserve food during Iftar and avoid being wasteful by giving excess food to people in need. Conserve water, especially during wudu. Follow the tradition of the Prophet (PBUH)
Use relatively quick degradable paper products for Iftar and not at all use Styrofoam cups and plates
Recycle material, especially plastic water bottles
Replace all light bulbs with energy saver bulbs and thus conserve electricity
Give a khutbah on the Islamic imperative to conserve and protect the environment

For participating in the ISNA Green Ramadan Campaign and as a sign of our gratitude, the Pen and Inkpot Foundation (Pi Foundation) will plant trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on your behalf and a certificate will be sent to you like in the previous years by the Pi Foundation for participating in the ISNA Green Ramadan Campaign.

Please fulfill your obligation of being Caretakers of this earth as ordained by Allah (SWT). Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Re-think.

Have a blessed Ramadan.

ISNA Leadership
ISNA Green Initiative Team: Huda Alkaff, Saffet Catovic, Nana Firman, Uzma Mirza, S. Masroor Shah (Chair)

SOURCE: info@isna.net

Yours In Peace
Hasson Rashid