“O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” Qur’an 2: 183
The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal.
Using this methodology, the first day of Ramadan fasting will be on Tuesday April 13th.
The Islamic Center of Tucson will be offering taraweeh services this year. However, services will look different due to COVID-19. Please review the guidelines below.
- Isha will start at 8:30PM, Taraweeh will immediately follow.
- Prayer will be socially distanced as marked on the carpet.
- Entry is on a first-come first-serve basis. Entry will be refused once the spots are filled.
- Taraweeh will be led by Sheikh Sayed Oswani, a visiting Imam from California.
- Children under the age of 14 will not be permitted to attend. All children over 14 who chose to attend must be joining in prayer and not socializing while prayer is in session.
- Taraweeh will last less then one hour each night to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Khatam al-Quran will not be completed during Taraweeh this year).
- ICT will close 10 minutes after Witr prayer (the last prayer of the evening).
- No babysitting will be provided for children of any ages. All young children must stay home
- Iftar will not be provided this year due to COVID-19. We hope to have Iftar at ICT next year.
- Pre-registration for Ramadan is highly recommended. Those who pre-register will be the first to receive Ramadan updates and community alerts about Ramadan events and activities.