This is an article written by Imam Mustafa Umar for IIOC’s website. ICOI adopted the decision of the Fiqh Council of North America. For more info on their position and what it is based on see www.fiqhcouncil.org
Different masjids [mosques] in my area are using different methods to calculate when Ramadan will begin and end? Which one should I follow? What if my family is following a different one?
- following the most local Islamic organization
- following the one you trust the most and believe that the scholarship at their center is more sound
- follow the one your family is going with since you are living with them [hence, eating with them as well]