May 18, 2020
As-Salaamu-Alaikum wa Ramadan Mubarak!
After 29 full days of fasting, Believers will search for the hilal (new crescent moon sighting) ending the month of Ramadan and beginning the month of Shawwal on Friday night, May 22nd. If the moon is not sighted, we will fast an additional day, making a full 30 days of fasting.
Astronomical projections indicate that there is almost no possibility of it being sighted with the naked eye in most parts of the world including within the continental United States on Friday night, May 22nd. However, these projections also indicate that on Saturday, May 23rd, it should be easily seen throughout the world. Therefore, the month of Ramadan is projected to run for a full thirty days and the first day of Shawwal and Eidul-Fitr is projected for Sunday, May 24, 2020. We will announce sightings on our website:
The Section Conveners and Imams associated with the Community of Imam W. Deen Mohammed adhere to the general principle of local sighting (within the continental USA) with the naked eye. We use Allah’s gift of science to help pinpoint when and where naked eye sightings are most likely to be possible to guide our sighting efforts. If the moon is sighted with the naked eye, please contact your local Imam who should then notify their Section Convener with the details of the sighting. Pictures and details of the sighting would be most helpful to provide additional clarification.
Wherever Muslims are in the world, we pray that you have experienced a blessed and beneficial Ramadan and have a wonderful Eidul-Fitr!