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We, the Muslim Community of Troy, believes in establishing the new lunar month based on credible sighting of the moon in North America.
However, due to the current circumstances in the world, and the fact that other local organizations whom we trust (such as Chicago Hilal) have announced Eid to be tomorrow based on what they consider to be credible sightings of the crescent, and because it is permissible in the Sharia to extend the sighting zone beyond North America (to the Caribbean, S. America, etc.):
We declare today, Monday, July 28, 2014 to be Eid al-Fitr inshaAllah.
We consider this decision to be a valid Shar'i dispensation, and hope that with time, and through education of our communities, we can maintain our original criteria in the future.
Eid Mubarak! May Allah accept your prayers and righteous deeds. Eid Salah will be held at the Armory. Takbirat will begin at 7:30 am and Salah will be performed at 8:00 am inshaAllah.