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First Day of Fasting is Wednesday

No change in the Fiqh Council`s decision. The first day of Ramadan fasting is Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Moon will be setting in Southern California 27 minutes after the Sunset and in Hawaii 37 minutes after the Sunset. Therefore it is possible for it to be sighted with telescope in California and by naked eye in Hawaii. North America shares night with Hawaii. Therefore Ramadan in North America starts on Wednesday, May 16. We knew that the moon was not sightable in the Muslim world and sightable only in the Western world. Read our announcement for details. Ramadan Mubarak.