We have all heard the saying, “Glad tidings for the stranger.” We are certainly living in strange times. Muslims are undergoing challenges of all sorts. The beginning of Ramadaan, it’s Eid, etc. remain a point of contention for a great many. It really hurts when the ummah cannot be united on any level, not just Ramadaan, between shared borders and the like. Regardless of the date chosen to begin fasting, let us be nice about our differences. For those who are fasting earlier, let us not waste our fast (rewards) with slandering and other exercises in futility. And for those who choose to begin their fasting later, they should not view themselves as better for following the letter of the Sunnah–this is no more than your duty to your faith.
Muslims in Salt Lake City, please make note of the following announcement below. We at IslamInAction.wordpress.com give our full support to those who worked courageously to do the right thing. All thanks is to Allah the Most High and Merciful.
RAMADAN BEGINS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
After consultation with the Islamic Society Hilal Committee and careful verification of crescent sighting information from other states, the Executive Committee has decided that Ramadan shall begin on Thursday, August 12, insha Allah. Taraweeh prayers will be held in both of our mosques according to the following schedule:
Khadeeja Islamic Center: Immediately after Salatul Isha at 10.30 P.M.
Masjid Al Noor: Immediately after Salatul Isha at 10.00 P.M.
Iftars will be provided at both of our mosques throughout the month of Ramadan for individuals who would need it. Ramadan Kareem!!!