2024 Ramadan Announcement
February 13, 2024
The Shura Council is pleased to announce the expected dates of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr for the year of 2024/1445 AH. Based on the Fiqh Council calendar, the dates are expected to be as follows, insha’Allah.
First day of Ramadan is expected to be on Monday, March 11th
And first day of Shawwal is expected to be on Wednesday, April 10th
First Taraweeh: Sunday, March 10th
First Day of Fasting: Monday, March 11th
Eid-al-Fitr: Wednesday, April 10th
“O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” Qur’an 2:183
Ramadan 1445 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 9:00 Universal Time. On that day, the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun everywhere in North America. Hence, the first day of Ramadan will be on Monday, March 11, 2024, insha’Allah.
Eidul-Fitr 1445 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday, April 8, 2024 at 18:21 Universal Time. On April 8, there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Hence the first day of Shawwal will be on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, insha’Allah.
In regards to these blessed occasions, we are reminded to keep in mind that there are allowances for valid scholarly difference of opinion in determining the beginning and end of the auspicious Month of Ramadan. Mutual respect and humility are pillars of the requirement for unity as we collectively strive to please our Creator in all aspects of our lives.
We encourage every organization and individual to follow that which is most unifying for the community, including consultation with religious leadership. More specific Ramadan guidance, including reminders and recommendations, can be found in the upcoming weeks on our website.
May Allah keep us on the straight path, facilitate us to have a blessed and joyous Ramadan, and accept our devotional acts solely for His sake, Ameen.