May 2, 2019 Ramadan 2019

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[2:183] O you who believe, fasting is decreed for you, as it was decreed for those before you, that you may attain salvation. [2:184] Specific days (are designated for fasting); if one is ill or traveling, an equal number of other days may be substituted. Those who can fast, but with great difficulty, may substitute feeding one poor person for each day of breaking the fast. If one volunteers (more righteous works), it is better. But fasting is the best for you, if you only knew. 
 
[2:185] Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation.
 
[2:186] When My servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided. 
 
[2:187] Permitted for you is sexual intercourse with your wives during the nights of fasting. They are the keepers of your secrets, and you are the keepers of their secrets. GOD knew that you used to betray your souls, and He has redeemed you, and has pardoned you. Henceforth, you may have intercourse with them, seeking what GOD has permitted for you. You may eat and drink until the white thread of light becomes distinguishable from the dark thread of night at dawn. Then, you shall fast until sunset. Sexual intercourse is prohibited if you decide to retreat to the masjid (during the last ten days of Ramadan). These are GOD's laws; you shall not transgress them. GOD thus clarifies His revelations for the people, that they may attain salvation.
 
[17:78] You shall observe the Contact Prayer (Salat) when the sun declines from its highest point at noon, as it moves towards sunset. You shall also observe (the recitation of) the Quran at dawn. (Reciting) the Quran at dawn is witnessed.
 
[2:189] They ask you about the phases of the moon! Say, "They provide a timing device for the people, and determine the time of Hajj." It is not righteous to beat around the bush;* righteousness is attained by upholding the commandments and by being straightforward. You shall observe GOD, that you may succeed.
 
The new moon timings to determine the month of Ramadan are as follows:
 
May 04, 2019: 22:45 (10:45PM; UTC/GMT) = 3:45pm PST / 6:45pm EST
June 03, 2019: 10:02 AM (UTC/GMT) = 3:02am PST / 6:02am EST
 
 
 
Sunset New York on May 4th 2019 = 6:45 pm EST
Sunset San Francisco on May 4th 2019 = 8:01pm PST
 
 
05 May 2019 - 03 June 2019: God willing the first day of Ramadan is 05 May, and the last day of Ramadan is 03 June for USA and Canada (e.g., we checked for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Phoenix, Tucson, Chicago, Dallas, Miami New York, Washington DC, Ottawa, Toronto). Please verify / check with the information available for your location using the Ramadan Calculation Assistant and the US Naval Observatory solar & lunar data.
 
06 May 2019 - 03 June 2019: God willing the first day of Ramadan is 06 May, and the last day of Ramadan is 03 June for Europe (e.g., we checked for London, Berlin, Rome, Moscow, Istanbul), much of Asia (e.g., we checked for Mecca, Tehran, Dubai, Karachi, Mumbai, Chennai, Dhaka, Hong Kong) and Africa (e.g., we checked for Lagos, Tripoli, Cairo, Johannesburg, Nairobi). Please check with the information available for your location using the Ramadan Calculation Assistant and the US Naval Observatory solar & lunar data.
 
06 May 2019 - 04 June 2019: God willing the first day of Ramadan is 06 May, and the last day of Ramadan is 04 June for parts of Asia (e.g., we checked for Tokyo), Australia, New Zealand. Please check with the information available for your location using the Ramadan Calculation Assistant and the US Naval Observatory solar & lunar data (moon phase calculator).
 
The Night of Destiny (Night of Power) will start, God willing, at sunset on May 30, 2019 for those places that start fasting May 5. For those locations that start Ramadan on May 06 (a day later), the Night of Destiny falls on May 31, 2019 God willing.
 
Sura 97: Destiny (Al-Qadr)
[97:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful [97:1] We revealed it in the Night of Destiny. [97:2] How awesome is the Night of Destiny! [97:3] The Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months. [97:4] The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by their Lord's leave, to carry out every command. [97:5] Peaceful it is until the advent of the dawn.