Eid on Sunday August 19 announces Fiqh Council
The Fiqh Council of North America has announced that Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Sunday, August 19.
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 Makkah al-Mukarrama as a conventional point and takes the position that the conjunction must take place before sunset in Makkah and the moon must set after sunset in Makkah.
On the basis of this method, the Council has announced that the 1st of Shawwal will be on Sunday, August 19, 2012.