For many years now, the Muslim Association of Hamilton has adopted the view of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) to determine the start and end of the Holy month of Ramadan.

In addition, based on the statement from the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), it is encouraged that the beginning and end of the fasting period is something we all unite on, especially if the majority of the community and its leadership are of one particular view. We invite you to follow this overarching theme of conscious conformity in our message as well.

While many Mosques and Islamic Centres across North America choose to adopt the view of FCNA, we understand that others choose not to. It is, however, important that you adhere to and follow the declaration of your local Mosques and communities for the start and end of Ramadan to keep the community intact and united.