We went to our beloved Makkah Learning Center, the home of our Makkah Community Garden and where we take our Fard Ayn Classes with our beloved Imam Mikaeel Smith to look for the Ramadan Moon. Yes, we are in love with this place. The Imam, the Space, the Community. And we are so excited to bring back the Sunnah of trying to sight the Ramadan moon.
The sighting of the crescent moon means the most blessed month of year, Ramadan has begun.
We did not see the crescent shape sliver of pearl donning the night sky, but we did see the workers lifting the tents for iftar. Iftar is the supper we eat after a long day of fasting from food and drink.
And we did see the familiar permanent crescent on top of Makkah Learning Center.
We also read books about the Ramadan Moon, some of our favorites include:
Find more suggestions in our Ramadan and Eid Amazon Store.