Ramadhan 1st is Wednesday August 11th 2010

Assalamu Alaikum;

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, Yemen, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Egypt announced that tomorrow Wednesday, August 11th is the first day of the month of Ramadan.
Saudi Arabia said that after the sighting to see the crescent of Ramadan, it has been proven that Tuesday is the complement of the month of Sha'ban, and that Wednesday is the first of the month of Ramadan.
In Qatar, the Commission of moon sighting at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs announced that Wednesday is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
Jordan also confirmed late Tuesday that the month of Ramadan will begin tomorrow in the country, despite the inability of moon sighting specialists in skys of the Kingdom.
Judge Ahmed Halil announcesd presence of members of the Judicial Council and legitimate Council for Fatwa and senior clerics that astronomers could not see the crescent, but following the words of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him "fasting day when you fast ..", the Wednesday is the first day of Ramadan.
In Egypt, Dar al Ifta'a reported that Wednesday is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in 1431 AH. "

Source: Translation from aljazeera.net aricle.

In respect to the above information we are here at Islamic Center of Columbia strongly recommend that all Muslims of Columbia, SC as well as Muslims in CIC, carolinas in USA and Canada start their fasting tomorrow Wednesday August 11th of 2010.

May Allah keep us all on the Serat al Mustakeem

Was Assalamo Alikom Wa rahmato Allah

Masjid Al-muslimiin