Ramadan Begins

Ramadan Begins

Some Canadian Muslims will begin fasting on Wednesday, May 16 while others will start the month-long fast on Thursday.

The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) has announced that the 1st of Ramadan will be on Wednesday, May 16th.

The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal.

For more detailed information, please visit: www.fiqhcouncil.org

Meanwhile, for Muslims who are following the actual sighting of the moon, Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17th.

The Crescent Committee of Canada has declared the 1st day of Ramadān for Thursday 17th of May, 2018.