If one begins Ramadhan in Pakistan and then finishes Ramadhan in America but the starting of the two respective countries was different then which day shall we celebrate EID? Washington DC started a day earlier than here in Atlanta and so there are some brothers who are confused whether they should celebrate Eid the same as their community in Washington DC or here in Atlanta? Especially of concern is if one is in a different community and only ends up fasting 28 days if one celebrates Eid with the new community.
Eid shall be celebrated, according to the sighting of the moon in the place the person is living at that particular time. This may cause a shortfall in the number of fasts or it may take the number of fasts over 30. If there is a shortfall, for example if he has 28 fasts, the person should later on, complete at least 29 fasts. While, obviously no such remedies would be required, in case, the fasts go above 30.
August 31, 1997