There were no confirmed moon sighting reports in the Greater Seattle area for Saturday August 18th, 2012**. Therefore Sunday August 19th will be the last day of Ramadhan and Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Monday August 20th (for the followers of Ayatollah Sistani).
**There was a confirmed moon sighting report from NASIMCO in Mexico and for those following the taqleed of Ayatollah Khoei will commemorate Eid on Sunday August 19th. Arrangements have been made at IMAN to have Eid prayers for those following Ayatollah Khoei (and other marajee who have a similar ruling) at 9:30 AM.
For those following the taqleed of Ayatollah Sistani, Eid prayers will be held on Monday morning at 9:30 AM.
The schedule for Eid prayers will be as follows:
- 9:30 AM – Dua-e-Nudbah
- 10:00 AM – Takbir
- 10:10 AM – Eid prayers
- 10:30 AM – Eid khutbah
- 11:00 AM – Refreshments, socializing
- 1:14 PM – Dhuhr & Asr prayers
IMAN has been making arrangements to disburse Zakaat-ul-Fitr locally and internationally on the day of Eid. This year the zakaat will be between $7 – $10 per person depending on your staple food (IMAN recommends $10/person). This amount needs to be paid before Eid Prayers. One can pay the amount right now with the intention of a loan and change the loan to zakaat on the day of Eid before Eid prayers. Please submit your zakaat to our treasurer, Br. Mohammad Nikjoo.