Ramadhan Mubarak - 1433H / 2012
After following the decisions made relating to the beginning of Ramadan, ALMA would like to inform that a number of Masjids around Sydney have decided that Ramadhan will begin tonight with fasting beginning on Friday 20th July 2012. A number of other Masjids also have announced that the month of Ramadhan will begin tomorrow night with fasting starting on Saturday 21st July 2012.
Although beginning of fasting on two different days has been the case for a number of years, an increasing number of people are beginning to have strong views on this issue. Therefore ALMA has left the decision of beginning the month of Ramadhan for individuals to decide. ALMA executive committee joins me to extend Ramadhan Mubarak to all members and friends for a very beneficial month of Ramadhan.
ALMA will announce the Eid celebration day towards the end of Ramadhan so that all members who wish to participate in Eid prayers organised by ALMA may participate on a single day Insha Allah.
Let us 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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