After considering the announcements about the beginning of Ramadan by majority of Muslim community in Australia, ALMA has decided to inform that the fasting begins on Monday 1 August 2011 Insha Allah. Please note that Taraweeh prayers therefore will start tonight (Sunday). ALMA executive committee wishes to extend Ramadhan Mubarak to all members and friends for a very beneficial month of Ramadan.
ALMA has consistently followed the majority community to decide the days of beginning of fasting and the days of Eid.
We understand that a significant number of Muslims will begin fasting on Tuesday as well due to apparently no reported sighting of moon anywhere in Australia. Therefore we should refrain from vain argument on the matter of "who is right" where highly respected Islamic scholars themselves have not found consensus. We should however remember that Allah (SWT) is generous enough to accept the fasting of all Muslims and open the gates of Al-Rayyan for all.
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