The Central Hilal Committee meeting will convene tonight to decide on sighting reports. Updates will be posted frequently to www.hilalcommittee.org.

If the moon is not in the East coast, the committee will wait to hear from the West Coast (whose sunset is around 11:30 PM EST) before making a final decision. Waiting for our Muslim brothers and sisters in the West Coast is the only way to unite the Ummah on this issue in USA.

Just as a humble reminder, this is an issue purely related to our ibadah and a fard fast is involved. Thus we must take the utmost caution, keeping in mind the rules and regulations our Deen and unite all of our Muslim brothers and sisters together accordingly. “And they enjoin upon each other the truth, and they enjoin upon each other patience” (surah al-Asr:3)