AIC Board of Trustees and Executive Committee members are pleased to congratulate the Muslim Community for the proximity of the blessed Month of Ramadan.
Based on the Triangle Imam’s Council (TIC) Declaration, the first day of Ramadan will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021; and Eid-ul-Fitr will be Thursday, May 13, 2021 insha’Allah. The first night of Taraweeh prayers is the evening of April 12.
You may find additional detail at Moonsighting.com and the Fiqh Council of North America. Taqabal Allah.
Zakat al-Fitr Ramadan 1442/2021
$13 per person of your household, including children, must be given before Eid al-Fitr prayer.
FIDYA for Ramadan 1442/2021
“Fidya” is a donation type within the Islamic tradition paid by individuals who cannot fulfill the obligation of fasting due to illness or old age. Fidya payments are meant to feed a miskeen (person in need) for each of the fasting days missed.
The estimated cost, on guidance from the Triangle Imams Council, is $7 for each day missed or $210 for all of Ramadan.
“Kaffara,” within the Islamic tradition, provides individuals who deliberately miss or break a day of fast during the month of Ramadan without a valid reason an opportunity to recompense for it. According to Islamic guidelines, if a person misses a day of fasting unnecessarily, he or she should either fast for 60 consecutive days or feed 60 masakeen (underprivileged people) per day. The estimated cost is $7 per person for 60 people, which equals $420 a day for each missed or broken-fast day.
Ahmed Gomaa, Chairman & CEO
Alnoor Islamic Center