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Canadian Muslims begin Ramadan on Saturday

Canadian Muslims begin Ramadan on Saturday

Saturday, May 27th will be the first day of Ramadan, according to the Fiqh Council of North America.

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 moon must set after sunset in Makkah.

On the basis of this method the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr for the year 1438 AH are established as follows:

1st of Ramadan will be on Saturday, May 27, 2017, Insha’Allah

Eid al-Fitr will on Sunday, June 25, 2017, Insha’Allah

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