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Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh: American Fiqh Council Pioneer

NEW YORK – For Muslims in the US, Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh will always be remembered as one of the prominent Muslim scholars who laid foundation for the Fiqh Council of North America, serving as its executive director. The American-Sudanese Imam was born in 1945 and graduated from the faculty of Shari’ah and Law, Omdurman Islamic University, …

North America to Celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr on Friday

WASHINGTON – `Eid Al-Fitr is expected to start on Friday, June 15, the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) has announced, citing astronomical calculations. The Council stated that “The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 19:43 Universal Time. On that day there is no place on earth where at sunset the …

Ramadan Starts May 16 in North America

CAIRO – Muslims in North America will welcome the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Wednesday, May 16, according to astronomical calculations. “Therefore the first day of Ramadan 1439 is on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, insha’Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on Tuesday night,” reads a statement from the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) …

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