Based off of credible local moonsightings throughout the country, The Islamic Center at NYU, in conjunction with various masajid and organizations in the New York City area and across the country, will be observing Saturday, August 22nd, as the first day of fasting for the month of Ramadan.
We will begin hosting iftar dinners starting this Monday night at sundown inshallah, August 24th, and will carry on through the end of Ramadan. Please note that we will not be hosting iftar at the Islamic Center this Saturday or Sunday.
Dinners will be held at our facility in the basement level of St. Joseph’s church located at 371 Sixth Avenue, New York , NY 10014 (at the corner of 6th avenue and Washington Place). Directions can be found on our website at http://www.icnyu.org
Taraweeh prayers will not be offered on campus. There are many masajid in the area that offer taraweeh prayers, including Medina Masjid on 11th street and 1st Avenue as well as the 96th street masjid that is located on 96th between 2nd and 3rd avenue. For those who are interested in attending taraweeh prayers, a group will be going from NYU inshallah in the evening following iftar.
At this time it is also important to keep in mind that the different opinions that exist in regards to the start and end times of the Islamic months are all valid according to Shari’ah and supported by respectable scholars with evidence. We should not let this become a point of contention within the community.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the Islamic Center at NYU, Ramadan Mubarak wa Ramadan Kareem wa Kullu A’am wa Antum bi Khayr. May Allah accept from all of us during this blessed month of Ramadan. Ameen.