Thursday, July 16, 2015
Today is the 29th or Ramadan; by astronomical calculation ‘Id al-Fitr is expected to begin tomorrow for most countries in the Mideast and the West, though those countries which require visual sighting of the new moon, or due to time zone differences, may begin a day later and tomorrow will be considered the 30th of Ramadan rather than the 1st of Shawwal. (But there are reports the new moon has been seen in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia already.) It appears most mosques in the US are beginning the ‘Id tomorrow, so let me wish ‘Id Mubarak in advance to my Muslim readers.
Posted by Michael Collins Dunn at 7/16/2015 12:33:00 PM