As-Sabiqun would like to wish all of our members, workers, friends, supporters, and well-wishers a RAMADAN MUBARAK! May Allah's (swt) mercy, forgiveness, and grace be showered upon you during this blessed month and always. May He help you gain mastery over yourselves, build your taqwa, and grant you salvation from the Fire. We have started our fasting today based on moon sightings which were confirmed on Sunday evening. For those who are in the DC area, we would like to invite you and your family and friends to our nightly iftars and Tarawih prayers at Masjid Al-Islam / 4603 Benning Road SE / Washington, DC 20019. We would be delighted to have you share in the spirit of togetherness and taqwa!
Note on moon-sighting: Sighting the moon has been the traditional approach of Muslims since the time of the Holy Prophet (saw). We do not intend to abandon this Sunnah, as unfortunately some Islamic organizations, centers, and masjids have. For more on moon-sighting, check out the the following links: Moonsighting.com (scroll down to the bottom of the linked page to view confirmed sightings around the world) or Crescentwatch.org.
Click here to read one of our old newsletters regarding the purpose and nature of fasting in Ramadan, as well as its connection to the Islamic movement.