Conveners of Imams 2016 Ramadan Announcement

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May 18, 2016

Statement on the Start of Ramadan

CONVENERS OF IMAMS

NATIONAL & MIDWEST SECTION:

Imam Bashir Ali
mecacenter@yahoo.com
309-208-2847

NEW ENGLAND SECTION:

Imam Taalib J. Mahdee
tmahdeeone@gmail.com
617-272-5554

NORTHEAST SECTION:

Imam Mikal Shabazz
mdmshabazz@yahoo.com
267-586-7328

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
Visit us at:
iwdmcommunity.com
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 May 7, 2016. Current astronomical projections indicate the month of Sha’ban is expected to run the full thirty days (through the day of June 6th).

 

As a result, the beginning night of the month of Ramadan is projected for June 6, 2016, with June 7th as the first day of fasting.

 

By tradition, however, Muslims around the world will be searching for the hilal starting Sunday evening, June 5th.  In the continental USA, members of the Community of Imam W. Deen Mohammed will be out searching shortly after sunset on Sunday evening.

 

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. We will announce sightings on our website: www.iwdmcommunity.com. If a credible sighting occurs on Sunday night (June 5th), the first day of fasting will start on June 6th.

 

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 as a result of your intentions, fasting, prayers, Qur’anic reading, charity, discipline, and your gathering with other believers!

 

Ramadan Mubarak!!!

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