Cary Masjid adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin, and end based on the confirmed, naked-eye sighting of the new crescent moon.

The new crescent moon (hilal) of Dhul-Hijjah has been sighted on Thursday evening (Aug. 1) by numerous moonsighters in locations in Texas and California. This marks the end of the month of Dhul-Qi’dah and the beginning of the sacred month of Dhul-Hijjah, with its first day commencing on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The day of Eid al-Adha (the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah) will therefore be on Sunday, August 11, 2019, Insha’Allah. Eidul-Adha prayer will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2019 at 8:00 am (sharp) tentatively at the new Cary Masjid location – 1155 W Chatham St., Cary NC. May Allah make this blessed month a source of benefit, enrichment, and closeness to Allah, Most High.