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Past Event      General Gathering      Published: Thu, Jun 7, 2018 5:59 pm

Salah Eid al-Fitr

Takbiraat: 8 AM
Salah: 9 AM
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

Eid al-Fitr

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. FCNA uses the criteria of European Council of Fatwa and Research (ECFR), which are that somewhere on the globe, at the sunset, the elongation should be at least 8 degrees and moon should be at least 5 degrees above the horizon. If this condition is met the month starts the next day, otherwise, the month starts on the day following next.

On the basis of this method the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr for the year 1439AH are established as follows:

Eid ul-Fitr 1439 AH:

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 19:43 Universal Time. On that day there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, Shawwal cannot start the next day. Hence, the first day of Shawwal 1439 is on Friday, June 15, 2018, insha’Allah.

May Allah (swt) keep us on the right path and accept our fasting and prayers. Ameen. For more detailed information, please visit: or

Fiqh Council of North America


Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Lancaster, PA 17603

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