Eid Mubarak in St. Kitts & Nevis

asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah,


I started my ‘eid in Austin, TX on the 1st of August, spent most of my Ramadhaan Houston, TX, and finished my last ten days in Bird Rock, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies. And did my Eid in St. Kitts as well.

As far as the ‘Eid situation in St. Kitts is concerned,  the brothers that were on the island for the end of Sha’ban went out and tried to spot the moon to start the first day of Ramdhaan but were unsuccessful, so they started on the 2nd of September.

So we were supposed to look for the moon on the 30th of September and if we found it the 1st of October would be Eid and if we didn’t find it then the 2nd of October would have been ‘Eid.

The message from the Windsor MSA read:

“A band of determined brothers set out a few minutes before Maghrib salaah on a mission to sight the moon for Eid, corresponding to the 1st of Shawwal. Just a few minutes after the sunset, they spotted it. This gives me overwhelming pleasure to congrgulate everyone for a successful Ramadhaan, insha’Allah and a joyous Eid.”


The following pic shows the moon for Eid, that was spotted in St. Kitts on Tuesday Night, September 30th, 2008 at around 6:30PM. Can you spot the Moon?

Eid Mubarak St. Kitts

Eid Mubarak St. Kitts

I was informed of the brother that sighted this moon, I have to give him mad props!!! Straight up!!!

Insha’Allah the next post I will discuss how the Eid prayers went and the conclusion the brothers came to as far as the opinion we will be folowing in St. Kitts and Nevis as far as sighting the moont to start and end Ramadhaan or any other month.

– ibn alHyderabadee


1 Response to “Eid Mubarak in St. Kitts & Nevis”

  1. 1 Aboo Saleem Pheku October 3, 2008 at 6:24 am


    I dont see the moon. Yall started eid on the wrong day…

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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib



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