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AMJA’s position on astronomical calculations for Ramadan and Eid

In Fasting by bocapro

A number of facts should be mentioned concerning that which arose in relation to the call to rely on astronomical calculations in establishing the start of Ramadan and other months, instead of the moon sighting which has been the established practice of the Ummah over the centuries: The physical moon sighting as required by Shari`ah is the basic method of …

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Why Fast on the day of ‘Ashuraa

In Fasting by bocapro

The Fasting On The Day Of ‘Ashuraa. All praise be to Allah, and may his peace and blessings be on the last and best prophet and messenger, Muhammad and his purified household and honorable companions. The following message on one of the e-mail groups was circulated: “We are taught that we should fast on the day of Aashooraa because the …

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AMJA’s method of deciding the beginning of an Islamic (Hijri) month

In Fasting by bocapro

With the days of Eid-ul-fitr approaching, the usual commotion around the beginning of the Eid and the end of Ramadan is apparent. The same disagreement about the Shawal moon sighting and declaring the end of Ramadan is prevalent across the Muslim communities in North America. AMJA would like first to extend its warm congratulation for Eid-ul-fitr to the Muslim Ummah, …

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