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MCC observes the beginning and ending of months following the sighting of the crescent moon.

Join us live online on Monday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m. for a special event as the young crescent moon is expected to be sighted and Qari Amar Bellaha reads a special dua from high atop the Hayward Hills as we welcome the month of Ramadan.

This is the moon-sighting signaling start of Ramadan in 2020: https://youtu.be/nBWPp2aOaqg

As soon as the new moon is sighted, we will send a community-wide message on all MCC channels with the current state of MCC and all Ramadan virtual programming!

Due to COVID-19, no community members may join Qari Amar in the private location on the Hayward Hills.

– More Ramadan lectures & sermons: https://mcceastbay.org/ramadan-reminders
– More Qari Amar: https://mcceastbay.org/amar


MCC adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on confirmed, verifiable naked-eye sighting of the new crescent moon globally. Sha’ban began on March 14 and MCC will confirm start of Ramadan on the evening Monday, April 12.


If the moon is sighted, the first night of Taraweeh will be after Isha at 9 p.m. on Monday, April 12 and the first day of fasting will be Tuesday, April 13.


Otherwise, the first day of fasting is Wednesday, April 14 and the first night of Taraweeh prayers is Tuesday, April 14.


We encourage all our community to follow the Sunnah and go out and look for the new crescent moon after Maghrib on Monday evening.

Both the MCC homepage (www.mcceastbay.org) and the MCC’s automated phone menu (925-485-1786) will announce the start of Ramadan by 9 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 12.

For Ramadan Moon Sighting Dua 

اللَّهُمَّ أَهْلِلْهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْيُمْنِ وَالإِيمَانِ وَالسَّلاَمَةِ وَالإِسْلاَمِ رَبِّي وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ

Allahumma ahlilhu `alainā bil-yumni wal-iman, was-salamati wal-Islam, rabbi wa rabbuk Allah

O Allah, bring it over us with blessing and faith, and security and Islam. My Lord and your Lord is Allah.

Tirmidhi: 3451

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