July 17, 2014
EID UL-FITR ANNOUNCEMENT!
(Explanation and Methodology)
THE PROJECTED DATE OF EID UL-FITR IS
TUESDAY JULY 29, 2014
(Although others following purely calculation and purely counting methods may celebrate the Eid on Monday, July 28th.)
The Section Conveners of Imams Associated with the Community of Imam W. Deen Mohammed project the Eid ul-Fitr celebration to be held on either Monday July 28th or Tuesday July 29th depending upon whether or not the moon is sighted with the naked eye from the continental USA after 29 days (24 hour periods) of fasting on Sunday night, July 27th (which is the 30th night of Ramadan).
The Sectional Conveners and Imams Associated with the Community of Imam W. Deen Mohammed currently support the practice of performing physical sightings in the continental USA, aided by the use of modern technology and astronomy to help guide those physical sightings.
Astronomical science indicates that there is an extremely high probability that the moon cannot be seen with the naked eye from the continental USA on Sunday night, July 27th (the 30th night of Ramadan). Therefore, we will fast on Monday, the 30th day of Ramadan (completing 30 days of fasting this year, not 29, and we will celebrate the Eid ul-Fitr on Tuesday morning, July 29th 2014, which will be the first day of Shawwal.
See the attached 2014 Ramadan Table we have created that accompanies this announcement. It illustrates how to count the nights and the days after sighting the moon and determining the start of Ramadan. Also, read the following explanation of our methodology.
The Conveners of Imams Associated with the Community of Imam W. Deen Mohammed use a combination of Science and Tradition to arrive at a determination of the start and end of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr.
Read both documents below in their entirety to get the full picture!