2021 Ramadan Statement

April 5, 2021

Conveners of Imams:

National/Midwest Section:
Imam Dr. Bashir Ali
mecacenter@yahoo.com
309-208-2847

 

New England Section:
Imam Taalib J. Mahdee
tmahdeeone@gmail.com
617-272-5554

 

Northeast Section:
Imam Musa Abdul’ Ali
imammusaysic@gmail.com
347-360-7737

 

Mid-Atlantic Section:
Imam Dr. Abdel Nuriddin
nuriddin@triad.rr.com
336-324-9746

 

Southern Section:
Imam Yahya Islam
yaiplumbing@yahoo.com
706-442-2895

 

Southwest Section:
Imam Fahmee Sabree
fmsabree@yahoo.com
225-229-9504

 

Western Section:
Imam Wali Fardan
Wali.fardan@cox.net
619-972-3544

 

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Statement on the Start of Ramadan

As-Salaamu-Alaikum!

As you may be aware, the hilal (new crescent moon) beginning the month of Sha’ban was sighted throughout the world and in North America on the night of March 14, 2021. Current astronomical projections indicate there is a slight possibility of sighting the hilal (with the naked eye) beginning the month of Ramadan, in the South, Southwest, and Western sections of United States, on Monday evening, April 12th. However, the strongest possibility of sighting the hilal (throughout the entire continental USA) is on Tuesday evening, April 13th. 

 

By tradition, Muslims around the world, including North America, will be searching for the hilal starting Monday evening, April 12th. If the moon is sighted with the naked eye in your area, please contact your local Imam who should then notify their Section Convener with the details of the sighting. We will announce sightings on our website: www.iwdmcommunity.com.

 

If a credible eye sighting (including picture, location, and person) occurs on Monday night (April 12th) within the continental USA, the first day of fasting will start on Tuesday, April 13th. However, if no sighting occurs within the continental USA by 12:00 midnight Eastern time, the first night of Ramadan will automatically be Tuesday, April 13th, and Wednesday, April 14th will be the first of day fasting.

 

The Section Conveners of 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 also use Allah’s gift of science to help pinpoint when and where naked eye sightings are most probable to occur.

 

Wherever Muslims are in the world, we pray that you have a blessed and beneficial Ramadan!

Ramadan Mubarak!!!