North America to Start Ramadan on Friday

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According to the Islamic Shura Council of North America and the Fiqh Council of North America, the moon was sighted in North America on November 15, 2001. Therefore, the 1st of Ramadan will be on Friday, November 16, 2001. According to the National Coordinator for Astronomical Information of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Hilal for Ramadan 1422 AH was sighted in Tucson, Arizona in the evening of Thursday, November 15, 2001. The height of the Hilal was from 3 to 4 finger widths above the mountains. The Hilal was to the left of the Sun.


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Older Comments:
MICHELLE FROM USA said:
Asalamu Alaikum

If you have missed the first day of ramadham as I
have, do not let it upset you, even with the
technology we have or the non access to Saudia,
Allah with forgive for you do not know, but start
when you find out and pray for Allah is
allforgiving.

Peace be upon you and Ramadhan Muba
2001-11-17

JIM WEBER FROM USA said:
Just once I wish the Muslims "in charge" in this country could get their act together and decide once and for all when Ramadhan begins and when it ends. Last night on this very website I read that it would not be possible for the moon to be seen on the North American continent by the naked eye. Tonight I read here that the moon was sighted in Tuczon, Arizona on Thursday. For the first time since I have become a Muslim the first day of Ramadhan has come and gone and I did not fast, though my intention, as always, had been to do so. I feel terrible about this, though the only reason I had for NOT fasting today was the fact that you had told everyone here that SATURDAY would be the first day of Ramadhan and I even sent your link to all my curious non-Muslim friends for their information. How do I explain the previous "impossible to be seen moon on Thursday" to be seen? What am I supposed to do now? Am I expected to make up today or am I exempt because I was mislead but had the correct intention? The moon was NOT vsisble here in the Chicago area last night. If it wasn't visible in California via mathematical calculation, how could it be seen between here and there?
2001-11-17

MUSTAFA AHMEDU IBN ABDULLAH FROM USA said:
Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatahu
wishing all of the muslimeen Ramadhan Mabruk
and would also like to say I am very upset about the misleading start of this Blessed month I had
checked this site last evening and the last info
I had was that Ramadhan began on Saturday and now I have missed the first day with the majority of the Ummah Why? may Allah SWT forgive you and me!!!
2001-11-16

OSTAZ MAMDOUH FROM USA said:
Congratulation, and Ramadan Kareem.
If the moon was already sighted, and Fri 11/16 was the 1st day for Ramadan, why few centers in Los Angeles insisting that Ramadan will start on Saturday 11/17.
It always happen every year!
Muslems need to show the world that they are UNITED.
2001-11-16

FAHD FROM CANADA said:
Salamou Alaikoum

Many muslims were misled this year by the premature forecast of the first day of Ramadan as being on Saturday.

During the last five years, I personnally followed our "proud and so special organization of the North American Society in fasting and festing, because I really believed that each person should fast according to the moonsighting in his country.

Our beloved Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said that We should fast at it's sighting [the moon] and break-fast at it's sighting [Or as he said PBUH]. So, who are "we"? If we are one Muslim Oumma, we should do it all at once, just the way we fast the day of Arafat.

However, people who still believe that the meaning of "We" may also be "citizen of one country or region" are inshaAllah not wrong. But, in this era of hi-tech and telecommunications, shouldn't we use hi-tech and telecommunications to help consolidate at least this Oumma's words.

InshaAllah, my family and I made our mind that as of next year -if we make it till then, we will fast with Saudi Arabia. United we stand :-/

By this sacred month, I wish all of us the blessing of Allah, His forgiveness and that He save us from hellfire.

Salam

2001-11-16

ABDUL_LATEEF SAYEED FROM USA said:
As per ISNA Ramadan starts Friday Nov. 16, 2001
But the Hilal committe in chicago ( MCC & Villa Park Mosque) have annouced Ramadan to start on Saturday Nov 17. Why this discrepency? Could you please respond.
JazakallaKair
2001-11-16

ZINEB FROM FRANCE said:
SALAM ALEIKUM MES FRERES ET SOEURES.I WISH TO ALL
MUSLIMS IN ALL CONTRIES OF THE WORLD RAMADAN MOUBA
RAK SAIID.
2001-11-16

MUHAMMAD SALEEM FROM USA said:
Can a link to the Ramadan calendar be available on the main page? If it is there, i could not find it.
2001-11-16

EL-MUNIIR FROM CANADA said:
I would like to wish everyone a Ramadhan Mubarak!!!
Allahuma innaka `afu-oun kareemun tohibull`afu`fa`fu`anna....(Ameen)

Your brother in Islam
Br. El-Muniir
2001-11-16

FAISAL FROM USA said:
Assalam walikum,

Ramadan is the most auspicious month for all the muslims of the world but why do we always(every year) have problems with the starting date of first Ramadan. When we muslims cant get a united stance on this basic pillar of islam, how can we get united on other issues.
I called yesterday to a local islamic center to find out when is the first of Ramadan and the recorded message said that first Ramadan is Saturday Nov 17th. Now I found out that today Nov 16th is the first of Ramadan. So I missed my first day. Thanks for causing misunderstanding!!!!
2001-11-16

HASEENA FROM AMERICA said:
Salaamualaikum,it was at 11pm thursday night when i check this sight to see when to begin fasting,it showed Saturday. I am sad to know that it begun today and i did not know. I feel guilty becos of me my kids have missed out on the first day of fasting. Anyway Ramadaan Mubarak to all.
2001-11-16

SHAH FROM USA said:
i am on the east coast and was unable to see the hilal, i understand that it was seen all the way in arizona but i am no where close to there. Arent muslims supposed to start ramadan and any other month when they see the hilal in their area not if some one hundreds of hundreds of miles away saw it. i am just confused and and am wondering what i should do because i didnt see the moon and am not fasting today friday the 16th
2001-11-16

RAFAT IQBAL FROM CANADA said:
the announcement of ramadan was too late so it caused great confusion among us and most of the people are fasting and most are not, so in this critical situation what we are facing, it appears a time of sorrow for us. Whatsoever Ramadan mubarak to all us muslims. ALLAHUMA INNAKA AFUWUN KARIMUN TOHIBUL AFWA FAAFU ANNA. AMMEEN.
2001-11-16

SUMMAYA FROM USA said:
alsalamoalaykum ramadan mubarak inshallah can someone help me to find the prayer times for my area
2001-11-16

HADDAD EL HADI FROM CANADA said:
Essalamou Aleikoum,

I had three confirmations from 3 different mosques in Montreal that Ramadhan was not going to start today, this was around 10pm. Now I found out this morning that it started today, I only drunk water this morning around 8:00 am, I started fasting the minute I knew, can I still fast, please inform me what can I do? I really don't feel good about not knowing, how can 3 mosques be wrong! Your advices will be highly appreciated, thank you.

May allah be with us
2001-11-16

TALIB FROM USA said:
Ramadan Mubarak:
As Salamu Alaikum:

Every year this is a misunderstanding on the date of the beginning of Saum (Fasting). The Sunna is physical site of the crescent in your community.

www.moonsighting.com claims that Sat 17 Nov 2001 is the first of Ramadan and the only can be seen by the naked eye on friday. Really confusing every year. The entire Islamic community requires a Shura that speaks for the entire Ummah in the world. Because the qualifications of being learn in every Muslim community varies depending upon wealth, country origin, and nationality it appears this will never be settled. Site you own moon in your communities.

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2001-11-16

YASIN CHINOY FROM USA said:
I want to wish all Muslims a very very khair and mubarak on this auspicious month of Ramdaan.

Yasin
2001-11-16

SULIANTI FROM SINGAPORE said:
This is not the first time happening in Singapore. We started fasting 1 day after the Saudi Arabia. To think of it, Singapore is ahead by 5 hours. As stated in the calendar, we are going to fast for only 29 days. Can u pls enlighten me regarding this? Should we not follow the Head of Islam in Singapore and follow the the Arabs ?? Thanks
2001-11-16

FERYAL KHAN FROM CANADA said:
Assalam Alaikum
Ramadan Mubarak to all the Muslims. May this Ramadan bring us, from the gifts of Allah His mercy, forgiveness, guidance, peace and serentiy. May all of us know and learn our deen so that we cannot be fooled by those who wish to fool us. May we enjoin in our 20 rakats taraweeh and gain it's reward. May this Ummah come together in strength, and remember to choose the right way even if in the short term it may "seem" more difficult our reward will be with Allah in the end.
Walakum Assalam
2001-11-16

MOHAMMED JAFFER TAYEB FROM USA said:
RAMADAN MUBARAK - May Allah Peace For All.
2001-11-16

IMTIAZ KHANSIA FROM USA said:
Ramadan Mubarak to all fellow musilms,I humbly ask all muslims to pray and ask Allah -at alaa to have mercy uopn the muslim ummah during this holy month and to especially help our Afgan brothers and sisters overcome this great burden being put on them.
2001-11-16

ALLY FROM U.S.A. said:
SHAME ON YOU, SAYING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE THE MOON
ON THE 15 OF NOV. ON YOUR EARLIER POSTING. IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE.
YOU NEED TO APOLIGISE TO THE UMMAH.
WHAT OF YOUR PREDICITION OF EID?
2001-11-16

WAQAS KHAN FROM USA said:
Accorsding to ulmas in MCC in chicago, Ramadan is to be on Saturday not friday. This gets confusing as to who is correct as time is running out for friday (today)?
2001-11-16

JAMAL FROM NY, USA said:
Ramadan Mubaraq
2001-11-16

ISLAMCAN.COM FROM CAN said:
www.islamcan.com

Ramadan Mubarak to ALL. Make dua for all Muslims and guidance for Non-Muslims.
2001-11-16

SYED IMRAN FROM PAKISTAN/USA said:
Ramazaan mubarak ...
2001-11-16

NEDAL FROM USA said:
God bless all muslims.
2001-11-16

SYED JAVED MASOOD FROM CANADA said:
RAMAZAN MUBARAK TO ALL OF THE MUSLIM UMMAH AND HOPE THAT IT MAY BRING PEACE AND PROSPERITY FOR ALL OF THE HUMANITY. AND AT THIS POINT OF TIME I PRAY TO ALLAH TO BESTOW HIS SHOWERS AND BLESSINGS SPECIALLY ON POOR AND NEEDY MANKIND ON THIS EARTH,AAMIN.
2001-11-16

MRS. RAIESA ABDUL SAMAD FROM USA said:
In my previous message I did not thank you for the information you provided. Well, thank you very much for giving us the information about the moon sighting. Because of your web site I knew that I have to fast tomorrow. If I had called MSI of Rolling Meadows and not checked Islamicity's web site, I would have missed one day of Ramadan. Thanks again.
2001-11-16

MRS. RAIESA ABDUL SAMAD FROM USA said:
I just called the Muslim Society of Illinois and they have a recording that moon was not sighted on 11/15/01, therefore the first of Ramadan will be on Saturday, 11/17/01. I would appreciate if you contact them and both the parties come to one conclusion. We are so divided on small things like this. It is about time that we unite not only on small things but also on major conflicts.
2001-11-16

ABUMUSA FROM USA said:
i hope and pray as we've seen the beginning of this blessed month of ramadan, may ALLAH strenghten our iman and bless us with HIS mercy,forgiveness and emancipation from hell fire amin
2001-11-16

MOHAMMED TAYYEB FROM USA said:
Ramadan mubarak to all Muslims in the world. May Allah bless us all.
2001-11-16

ALI MOLLAH FROM USA said:
RAMADAN MUBARAK.......Khair Ramdan to all
2001-11-16

ABDUL RAZZAQUE FROM CANADA said:
RAMZAN MUBARAK TO ALL THE FELLOW MUSLIM AND HOPE IT BRING PEACE FOR EVERY ONE.
MAY ALLAH HELP ALL MUSLIM IN THE WORLD.
AMIN
2001-11-16