Ramadan Begins on June 6, Eid to be Celebrated on July 6

Garden Grove, CA: The first day of Ramadan will be Monday, June 6, 2016, and Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, insha'Allah, says an announcement of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.

"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

The Islamic Shura Council of Southern California thanks the Fiqh Council of North America (www.fiqhcouncil.org/) for their help in determining the beginning of the lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal. The Fiqh Council 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 Eid al-Fitr for the year 1437 AH are established as follows: 1st of Ramadan will be on Monday, June 6, 2016; 1st of Shawwal will be on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.




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