Establishing Ramadhan and other Islamic Dates

Alhamdu li 'Llah. All praise and thanks be to Allah. We praise and thank Him and we ask Him for help and forgiveness. In Allah we take refuge from the evils in ourselves and from our wrong doings. He whom Allah guides [with His Mercy] cannot be misguided by anyone else, and he whom He misguides [justly and wisely] cannot be guided by anyone else.

 I bear witness that there is no [true] god except Allah, alone without any associate, and that Muhammad (salla 'Llahu `alayhi wa sallam) is His `Abd and Messenger.