Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ramadan is.....tomorrow.

Our community has declared Ramadan to be tomorrow as no moon was sighted last night. I know my readers who follow calculations and Saudi are rolling their eyes now but this is the way it is every year. I still remember one year we went to London and they said Eid Mubarak to us and we said we are fasting still and they said haram, haram, you can't fast on Eid. So every year there is this argument about when Ramadan and Eid start. This year I will not be fasting again as I am still nursing so it won't really feel much like Ramadan to me besides the iftar potlucks on Saturdays. I still can't read the Quran either so that is another bummer but what can you do? I 'll read it in English like usual. Gonna try to do my dawah booth again this year too.Also keep learning ayat al kursi. Kind of sad to be still here all alone in the boonies. One 'uncle' has not forgotten us as every year he gives us dates to break our fast, God bless him. Anyone else out there having Ramadan starting tomorrow?


  1. ASA,

    We're fasting today -- they saw the moon here. I hate the whole politics thing -- Islamically, it's based on SIGHTING the moon, not what Saudi says~~

    Ramadan Mubarak to you and yours!

    By the way, don't be disappointed becuase you can't read the Quran in Arabic. I think it's much MUCH more important that you are understanding what you read rather than reciting something you don't understand.

  2. As salaam alaikum,

    There are differences of opinion on this matter and there is no point for the common layperson to argue about it. Allahu alim.