Due to lack of verifiable naked-eye sighting of a new crescent moon, Ramadan will begin on Sunday, June 29 — First Taraweeh will be on the evening of Saturday, June 28.
South Bay Islamic Association adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable naked-eye sighting of the new crescent moon.
Qualified Muslim astronomers and reliable visibility forecasts indicate that on Friday evening, June 27th a naked-eye (unaided) sighting of the new crescent moon is extremely improbable in all global regions, with the exception of the remote South Pacific where sightings are possible but highly unlikely.
About South Bay Islamic Association
The South Bay Islamic Association (SBIA) is one of the oldest Islamic Organizations in The Bay Area. Its headquarters are located in San Jose, CA. SBIA has been providing various services to the community since 1977 including the five daily prayers at two locations (San Jose Downtown, and Harris Way) and Friday prayers at both locations. SBIA has been active in spreading Islam through various Dawah programs and by hosting a number of activities including Weekend Islamic School, Quranic classes for children, Tafseer (English translation and Exegesis) classes for adults, conferences and community get-togethers.