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Moon Seen Within the Region to Commence Shawwaal / Eid ul Fitr 1438 (AH)

MOON SEEN WITHIN THE REGION

To Commence Shawwaal / Eid ul Fitr 1438 (AH)

Respected Ulamaa, Brothers and Sisters,

The crescent moon to commence the month of Shawwaal 1438 AH was looked for after the sunset of Saturday 24th June 2017. Reports from all committees locally and regional confirm that the moon was seen within the region. (The moon was confirmed SIGHTED in Guyana)

The Darul Uloom Moonsighting Committee has accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Ramadhaan 1438 AH will complete 29 days and the 1st night of Shawwaal 1438 AH is the night of Saturday 24th June 2017, and the first day of Shawwaal and Eid ul Fitr 1438 AH is the day of Sunday 25th June 2017.

Eid Mubaarak / Eid Saeed

Mufti Kahiam Hosein
On behalf of
Darul Uloom Moon Sighting Committee
Rashaad Ave, Mon Plasir Rd,
Cunupia,
Trinidad, W.I

Do Darul Uloom follow Saudi sighting or not?

As Salaamu Alaikum.

The following message has been circulating, in Trinidad, interesting to see Darul Uloom is one day off, is there a particular reason, that you all pick and choose when to follow Saudi Moon Sightings? I would Like to know the reason behind it, as I realized it has been done before, but when its Eid al Adha you all go with their sightings? Is there a particular reason for it?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

The Darul Uloom is not ‘one day off, and it does not pick and choose when to follow Saudi Moon Sightings.’

The Darul Uloom does not follow Saudi moon sighting at all. It does not go in accordance with global/International sighting whether it is Jordan, Yemen or Saudi. In fact, the Muftis and Shuyukh of Saudi Arabia have given an official Fatwa stating that those living outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should not take the sighting of the Kingdom. They should take the moon sighting of their country. Based on this official position, it means that those who take Saudi moon sighting are actually going against the Fatawa of the official Muftis of the Kingdom.

As for Darul Uloom, it goes with ‘Regional Sighting’ only. Whenever the moon is sighted in the region and it is firmly established (having fulfilled the requirements) as being sighted, this is accepted and an announcement is made by the Darul Uloom to all. This takes place every month.

On account of the fact that the crescent (due to its size at the end of the 29th day) may be visible to some Countries, then, when sighted, a pronouncement of the moon being sighted will be given in those Countries and with this, a new Islamic month will begin. This is based on each Country’s sighting and not necessarily that one Country is following another Country.

Similarly, the crescent may be too small (at the end of the 29th day), to be sighted by some countries. In this case, a pronouncement of ‘not sighted’ will be made by these Countries, and the Islamic month will not commence.

This is the manner in which moon sighting Committees operate, and this is the manner in which the Darul Uloom Moon Committee works. The Institute goes in accordance with regional sighting alone, and does not take the sighting of Saudi Arabia. Hence, it is totally wrong for anyone to assume that Darul Uloom will ‘pick and choose when to follow Saudi moon sighting.’

Sometimes, we, who are in Trinidad may sight the crescent when the Saudi’s see it. In this case, the month will commence at the same time. At times, they may see it before us. In this case, they will be one day ahead of us. This is the same principle that is used for Eid Ul Adha. In certain years, it may fall on the same day as they have it, since the crescent in our region would have been sighted on the same day that they saw it. However, at times, it may not fall on the same day because Saudi would have seen the crescent a day before us, and we could not see it due to its size.

Therefore, the difference in the beginning of the Islamic new months is based purely on sighting the crescent (new moon). Whenever it is confirmed as being sighted in our region, the new Islamic month begins, and whenever it is confirmed as ‘not sighted’, then the new Islamic month will not begin. Instead, 30 days of the current month will be completed.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

11/10/16.

As salaamu Alaikum. A few days ago I asked a question regarding the moon sighting, following the respond, I would just like to know who issued the fatwa, please don’t think me annoying, its just this is extremely bothering me, I have been asking around internationally in order to be guided correctly. Because a part of me is now understanding apart from racism, why I see people just remove hijab and claim Islam as a part time, with all these minor confusion is discouraging as a revert.

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,

The Fatawa which you have asked about is given below with the respective names of the Scholars who have issued the Fatawa. These are mentioned in the compendium of Fatawa known as ‘Fatawa Islamiyah’ being Islamic verdicts which were issued by the following Scholars: Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Bin Baz; Shaikh Muhammad Bin Salih Al Uthaimin; Shaikh Abdullah Bin Abdur Rahman Al Jibreen, along with the Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council.

There are two Fatawa mentioned below which were given in response to questions asked regarding moonsighting. The following are the questions with the answers:

‘The sighting of the new Moon in the Country does not obliged all of the Countries to judge according to it’

 

“Question: 
The appearance of the new moon of Ramadhan or the new moon of Shawwal varies between the Islamic countries. Therefore, do the Muslims fast when it is sighted in one of these countries?

Answer: 
The People of knowledge differ among themselves on the issue of the new moon. Among them there are those who think that if the sighting of the new moon of Ramadhan is confirmed in any one place in an Islamic sanctioned manner, then this obliges all the Muslims of fast. They also say that if the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal is confirmed (in any place), all of the Muslims are obliged to break the fast.
This is well-known view of the Mathhab (School of Fiqh) of Imam Ahmad. Based upon this, if the new moon is sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for example, it is obligatory on all of the Muslims in all of the lands to act according to this sighting in fasting Ramadhan and breaking the fast in Shawwal. The evidence that they use for this position is the generality of the Statement of Allah, the Most High:

“So whoever among you witnesses the month, then let him fast it.” Al-Baqarah 2:185.
They also use the generality of the Prophet’s statement:

“When you see it (the new moon of Ramahan), then fast, and when you see it (the new moon of Shawwal), then break your fast.” Al-Bukhari no. 1906.

Among the scholars are those who say that fasting with the new moon of Ramadhan and breaking the fast in Shawwal is not obligatory except for whoever sees the new moon or is in the same sight zone (i.e., the same area of the sighting) as someone who saw it. This is because the rising points of the new moon differ, as is agreed upon by the people who know (its science). Thus, if the sighting zones differ, it is obligatory that every land judge according to its own sighting and the lands that are in the same sighting zone of the new moon should follow it. If a land is not in the same sighting zone, it should not follow another land’s sighting. This statement is the one chosen by Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him. His proof for this view is in the Statement of Allah, the Most High:

“So whoever among you witnesses the month, then let him fast it.” Al-Baqarah 2:185.
He also based this upon the Prophet’s statement:

“When you see it (the new moon of Ramahan), then fast, and when you see it (the new moon of Shawwal), then break your fast.” Al-Bukhari no. 1906 and Muslim no. 1080.

In other words, he used the same evidence that is used by those who hold the view that there is general, comprehensive obligation regarding the ruling of the new moon. However, the angle of proof with Ibn Taimiyyah in this Verse and this Hadith is different, as (he held the view that) the ruling is related to one who witnesses and sees the moon. This dictates that whoever does not witness or see it, then he is not obliged to follow its judgement. Therefore, based on this, if the sighting zones differ, the judgements of the new moon are not confirmed by generalization.

There is no doubt that this is a strong position proving this point and it is supported by examination and analogy.
(Ash-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaimin)”

The above is the official position given by the noble Shaikh, Muhammad Bin Salih Al Uthaimin. In this, he clearly showed what is the strong opinion in the matter.

(Fatawa Islamiyah – Islamic Verdicts, Vol. 3, Pgs. 232, 234, Darus Salaam, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2002).

Another Fatawa with the question is also given by Shaikh Ibn Baz in the following:

‘Fasting the Country in which you reside’

“Question: 
If the beginning of the month of Ramadhan has been confirmed in one of the Islamic countries, like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and that has been announced, however in the country in which I live, the beginning of Ramadhan has not been announced, what is the ruling? Do we fast merely by the confirmation in the Kingdom or do we break our fast and fast with them (the people where er are) whenever they announce the beginning of the month of Ramadhan, and likewise regarding the beginning of Shawwal – ‘Eid day? What is the ruling if there is a difference in the matter between two countries? May Allah reward you with a good reward on behalf of the Muslims and us.

Answer: 
It is (obligatory) upon the Muslim to fast with the country where he is and to break his fast with them. This is due to the statement of the Prophet :

“The fast is the day you all fast, breaking the fast is on the day that you all break the fast and scarifies (Al-Adhha) is on the day that you all scarifies.” At-Trimithi no.697.
(Ash-Shaykh Ibn Baz)”

(Fatawa Islamiyah – Islamic Verdicts, Vol. 3, Pgs. 240,241, Darus Salaam, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia).

Mufti Waseem Khan.

Darul Ifta.

27/10/16.

Moon To Commence Shawwaal 1437 AH/ Eidul Fitr – Seen

Moon To Commence Shawwaal 1437 AH/ Eidul Fitr – Seen

Respected Ulamaa, Brothers and Sisters,

The crescent moon to commence the month of Shawwaal 1437 AH was looked for after the sunset of Tuesday 5th July 2016. Reports from committees regional confirm that the moon was SIGHTED.

The Darul Uloom Moonsighting Committee has accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Ramadhaan 1437 AH has complete 29 days. The 1st night of Shawwaal 1437 AH is the night of Tuesday 5th July 2016 and the 1st day of Shawwaal 1437 AH and of Eidul Fitr 1437 AH is the day of Wednesday 6th July 2016.

The Darul Uloom wishes all our Brothers and Sisters – Eid Mubaarak.

Mufti Kahiam Hosein
On behalf of
Darul Uloom Moon Sighting Committee
Rashaad Ave, Mon Plasir Rd,
Cunupia, Trinidad, W.I

MOONSIGHTING UPDATE TO COMMENCE RAMADHAAN 1437 AH

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MOONSIGHTING UPDATE TO COMMENCE RAMADHAAN 1437 AH

MOON NOT SIGHTED

Respected Ulamaa, Brothers and Sisters,

The crescent moon to commence the month of Ramadaan 1437 AH was looked for after the sunset of Sunday 5th June 2016. Reports from committees locally and regionally confirm that the moon was NOT SIGHTED. The Darul Uloom Moonsighting Committee has accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Sha’baan 1437 AH will complete 30 days.

The 1st night of Ramadaan 1437 AH and Taraaweeh will be the night of Monday 6th June 2016.
The first day of Ramadaan 1437 AH and fasting will be the day of Tuesday 7th June 2016.

Darul Uloom Moon Sighting Committee
Rashaad Ave, Mon Plasir Rd,
Cunupia, Trinidad, W.I

Ph: (868) 665 – 8868 / (868) 665 – 1442
Website: www.darululoomtt.net
E-mail: darululoom@gmail.com

Published by: Darul Uloom Moon Committee
Rashaad Ave, Mon Plasir Rd, Cunupia.

SIGHTING THE CRESENT (MOON) TO BEGIN RAMADHAN AND EID.

With the blessed month of Ramadhan just a few weeks away, many Muslims will begin to prepare themselves for this sacred month. The preparation which will be needed is not only that of a physical one which is connected to the home, work and Mosque environment, but it will be needed for one’s spiritual self in training oneself to gain maximum spiritual rewards and uplift when the Holy month enters.

Along with all that is needed to be done in connection with the blessed month, one issue of great importance is that of sighting the moon (crescent) to begin the blessed month and also to celebrate the Eid. This matter, when looked at, from a Shariah’s perspective, is a very easy one which has no difficulty. Allah, the law giver, the revealer of the Quran, who has sent Islam as a complete religion and way of life, has not made anything in the religion of Islam difficult. The Quran itself attests to this fact by saying, ‘and He (Allah) has not placed upon you any difficulty in religion’. (Al Quran Surah Al Hajj Chapter 22, verse 78).
In another verse, the Holy Quran states, ‘He (Allah) intends for you ease and he does not want difficulty for you.’ (Al Quran Surah Al Baqarah Chapter 2, verse 185)
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ has also stated, ‘Religion (Islam) is very easy, and no one makes the religion difficult upon him except that it dominates him. So, do the right thing and gain closeness to Allah.’ (Sahih Al Bukhari)

From these quotations, it becomes clear that the religion of Islam is one in which there is no difficulty and hardship. The practices which Muslims must do are easy to be done, and these do not place a burden on a person. This ease also includes the aspect of moon sighting in Islam. The Prophet ﷺ has given very easy and uncomplicated guidelines regarding the issue of beginning a month and ending a month, which includes Ramadhan and Shawaal. In this regard, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said ‘Fast (Ramadhan) at its sighting and terminate (Ramadhan) at its sighting. If the sky becomes overcast, then complete the number of days in Shabaan as thirty days.’ (Sahih Al Bukhari).

This blessed tradition gives a very easy guideline to be adopted in commencing the month of Ramadhan and terminating it. It tells us that at the end of Shabaan (that is, upon the termination of 29 days), Muslims must look for the new moon (crescent) to commence the month of Ramadhan. If it is sighted (taking into consideration the guidelines of the Shariah), then the blessed month of Ramadhan will commence. If it is not sighted, then Muslims must complete the month of Shabaan with 30 days and then begin the month of Ramadhan.

It is in order to fulfil the requirements of this and other similar narrations, Muslims all over the world make a considerable effort in sighting the crescent, and also, in gathering and sourcing information from many people and places. While this may be done with a good intention and for good reasons, problems arise on account of varying and conflicting reports that are conveyed at one time or at different times. Sometimes, Muslims receive information that the moon was sighted in another Island, but when investigated, it could not be verified as to who saw the moon and where it was sighted.

At times, the amount of people claiming to have sighted the moon is insufficient for a declaration to be made regarding the commencement of the Islamic month. It is in order to avoid such problems, a proper system must be adopted by Muslims in order to ensure that timings for fulfilling their religious obligations are correct.

The system which the scholars have explained is that of establishing of moon committees, especially where Muslims live in non-Muslim Countries that are not governed by an Islamic State. When these are formed, then the information regarding sightings will be conveyed to these committees who, with competent and qualified Islamic Scholars of the committee, will investigate and seek clarification of these sightings until information bearing certainty and accuracy is achieved.  At the end of the investigation, the established Moon Committee of the City/Country will then make a declaration and a pronouncement with respect to the commencement of the Islamic month.

An established moon committee must have qualified and competent Islamic Scholars who are well aware of the intricacies and the laws of moon sighting. Wherever there is a Moon Committee of this nature, then they will be entrusted with the task and responsibility of making pronouncements regarding moon sighting to begin or end the Islamic month.

Individuals must not go about seeking their own information/reports and then transmit it or relate it to others when the Moon Committee has not yet made a formal pronouncement. Once the Moon Committee has ruled on the matter, then others are free to relate the information. The conduct of individuals to call their friends and family members from other places and then circulate the information received as if it is an official pronouncement or make the information mandatory upon others to follow is not permissible. Hence Muslims must refrain from such actions.

During the time of the Prophet ﷺ, he was the authority who made pronouncements of the sighting of the moon. It was only when he made a declaration, the Sahabahs (R.A) related the information. Whoever from amongst the Sahabahs (R.A) sighted the moon, he brought the information directly to the Prophet ﷺ. The Prophet ﷺ would then make a declaration based upon the acceptance of the sighting. After the demise of the Prophet ﷺ, the Khalifahs were fully in charge of fulfilling this responsibility. In this way, it continued to be the responsibility of the Islamic State until today, to officially declare the beginning and ending of the Islamic months based on the sighting of the new moon.

As for Non-Islamic Countries, then if such a Moon Committee exists which has gained the acceptance of Muslims in that area, and they (the Muslims) rely upon their sightings and the pronouncement of the months, and look upon them to guide them in the commencement and the termination of the Islamic months, then this Moon Committee will be entrusted with the responsibility of making declarations of the beginning and ending of Islamic months in the country and amongst Muslims. When such declarations are made, then Muslims are required to accept the information and practise upon it. Regarding this, the scholars have mentioned ‘the decision made by the established moon committee becomes essential for the Muslims to follow.’ (Kitabul Fatawa Vol.3, Pg 376 Zam Zam Publishers Karachi 2008; Jawahir Al Fiqh Vol.1, Pg 401 Maktaba Darul Uloom Karachi 1986).

While Muslims are required to turn towards the established moon committee for decisions regarding the moon sighting, the ‘Established Moon Committee’ must have competent and qualified Scholars who are able to make the correct decisions regarding moon sighting in accordance with the guidelines of the Shariah.

In many cases, reports begin to circulate among Muslims without anyone having any sound knowledge regarding the source of such reports and whether or not the Shariah requirements pertaining to sightings, testimony and verifying the information etc. were fulfilled.

Muslims must understand that guidelines are required to be fulfilled before an official pronouncement of the sighting is done. Whether the announcement is that ‘the moon has been sighted’ or ‘the moon has not been sighted,’ all such announcements must come from an established moon committee on an official basis. Such guidelines established in the Shariah does not give room or leeway to individuals to roam around the Muslims, giving their own personal and individual reports, interpretations and rulings regarding the sighting of the moon. It is this sort of conduct which gives rise to problems and confusion among Muslims regarding the sighting of the moon. Such individuals are, most of the time, not part of a moon committee and are not competent and qualified to investigate and examine reports to ensure that these fulfil the Shariah guidelines. It is therefore necessary for Muslims to refer to the established ‘Moon Sighting Committee’ in their town, Island or country for announcements and declarations regarding the sighting of the moon. In this way, unity and harmony among Muslims will continue, and they would save themselves from confusion.

It is in order to provide such an important service, the Darul Uloom Moon Committee has been formed since 2000. For 15 years now, the Darul Uloom Moon Committee has provided moon sighting updates and have declared the commencement of each of the Islamic lunar months, based on well investigated information and sound reports.

The service of the Moon Sighting Committee is not only for Ramadhan and Eid, but it continues for every Islamic month. The Darul Uloom Moon Sighting Committee has formed smaller moon committees in Trinidad and Tobago, who submit reports of sighting to the head Committee of the Darul Uloom on a monthly basis for sightings. Over this period of 15 years, the Moon Sighting Committee of Darul Uloom has become well established in Trinidad and Tobago and the entire region of the Caribbean.

Muslims living in other Caribbean Islands continue to look up to the DUMC (Darul Uloom Moon Committee) for official pronouncements of sighting. Along with them, moon committees and organisations from Jamaica, Panama, Bermuda, Canada, Chicago and Miami continue to rely upon the Darul Uloom’s sighting and announcements pertaining to the start of the Islamic months. Darul Uloom Moon Committee thus, has gained wide acceptance in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and across the region. Muslims in this Island are therefore requested to refer to the DUMC sightings and pronouncements for the start of the Islamic months, especially the moon sighting to commence Ramadhan and Shawaal (for Eid-ul-Fitr).

One notion that Muslims must avoid and get away from, is the thought that the actual day of Eid ul Fitr will be a day which has been given as a public holiday for Eid celebrations in the Country. On account of this understanding, some Muslims begin to prepare for Eid on that day and invite friends and family to celebrate on that specific day. Thereafter, if the actual day of Eid (based on sighting) happens to fall on another day, they become upset, and begin to use remarks and statements condemning moon committees and scholars. This understanding is totally wrong and must not be entertained. The day of Eid is based on the actual sighting of the moon or the completion of Ramadhan as 30 days. It may not coincide with a day that has been fixed as a public holiday, but may be on another day. Muslims must accept this fact, and be prepared to celebrate on that day which is pronounced as Eid-ul-Fitr by the Moon Committee. This obviously will be based on the actual sighting and sound/reliable reports which will come from moon committees locally and regionally.

This means that if information regarding the pronouncement of the start of Ramadhan and/or Eid-ul-Fitr comes late at night or early in the morning, then it must be accepted and practised upon by Muslims. The Shariah has not given any ‘cut-off’ time for the acceptance and reporting of moon sighting. Whenever the correct information regarding the pronouncement of the start of the month is received, one is required to fully accept it and practise in accordance to it.

As such, if one receives the information late at night or before the break of dawn that the moon to commence Ramadhan has been sighted, then one must make preparations to observe the fast. Similarly, if the information regarding the sighting of the moon for Shawaal comes at any one of these timings, one must not observe the fast, but instead prepare for the Eid-ul-Fitr. These sightings and reports however, must be accepted by the established moon committee who must make the necessary pronouncements. In a like manner, if the authentic information (accepted by the moon committee) regarding the commencement of the month of Ramadhan comes during the daytime when (due to one’s ignorance of it) did not start the day with a fast, then he must refrain from eating and drinking for the rest of that day.

For example if one started the 30th day of Shabaan with the knowledge that the moon was not sighted the night before (on account of which Ramadahn did not commence), but during the 30th day of Shabaan, he received sound information (accepted by the Moon Committee) that the moon was sighted and that Ramadhan had commenced, then one must refrain from eating/drinking for the rest of the day. (Ma’arif Sunan Vol.5 Pg. 345; Fatawa Haqaniya Vol.4 Pgs. 129-130).

In a similar manner, if reliable reports regarding the sighting of the moon for Shawaal (to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr) are received, at a time when Muslims have started to observe the fast of the 30th of Ramadhan, and the Moon Committee had pronounced the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr based on these reports , then Muslims must break their fast and prepare for Eid. If the pronouncement was made in the morning period, then they must perform the Eid Salaah any time before Zawaal. If the pronouncement was made close to the period of Zawaal (due to the late arrival of information) and there was not sufficient time to have Salah and the Khutbah of Eid before Zawaal, then Eid will be celebrated the next day. If the pronouncement was made after Zawaal, then the Muslims should perform Eid Salah on the next day. (Shami Vol.1, Pg-783; Fatawa Mahmoodiya Vol.10, Pg-85).

These guidelines are given as reminders, so that Muslims would be aware of what is required from them in different situations.  In the past, due to the lack of knowledge regarding some of these guidelines, Muslims found themselves in difficulties since they did not know what to do. This eventually led to a bit of confusion and misunderstanding, where some decided to hold firmly to a statement that they made before, and dismissed the new and reliable information regarding the sighting of the moon. This conduct of some is against the teachings of Islam and must not be adopted. Muslims must turn to the established moon committee for official pronouncements and declarations regarding the commencement of Ramadhan and the celebration of Eid. Information and reports received by individuals from locals and foreigners should be conveyed to the Moon Committee. They will then investigate the reports and make a pronouncement regarding the sighting.

The practice of circulating such information and spreading it among the Muslims (by individuals) without having it investigated, verified and accepted by the Moon Committee, creates confusion among the Muslims, and hence, must not be done. The Moon Committee is the authority in charge of investigating moon sightings and accepting these in accordance with the guidelines of the Shariah. They would make the official declaration regarding the commencement of the Islamic months, especially that of Ramadhan and Shawaal (for Eid-ul-Fitr). Muslims are therefore urged to refer to the moon committee for official pronouncements regarding the sighting of the moon.

RABII’UL AWWAL 1435 A.H.

MOONSIGHTING  UPDATE

RABII’UL AWWAL 1436 AH(Present Month)

First Night                      – Night of Tue 23rd Dec. 2014

First Day                         – Day of  Wed 24th Dec. 2014

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SAFAR  1436 (A H) – (Last Month)

 THE MONTH OF SAFAR COMPLETED 30 DAYS SINCE THE MOON TO COMMENCE THE MONTH OF RABII’UL AWWAL WAS CONFIRMED NOT SIGHTED AFTER THE SUNSET OF THE 29TH DAY.

 

MOON FOR NEXT MONTH –

 RABII’UL AAKHIR 1436 (AH)

The 29th of Rabii’ul Awwal 1436 (AH) is Wed 21st Jan 2015. Sighting should be done after sunset of this day.

 SIGHTING INFORMATION :

The new moon (crescent) will be born on Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 9:14 a.m. Sunset on Wednesday 21st January 2015 will be at 6:08 p.m. At sunset of this day the moon will be 32 hrs 54 mins old.

Muslims are reminded to look for the crescent to commence the month of Rabii’ul Aakhir 1436 AH.

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 ENQUIRIES OF SIGHTING CAN BE MADE AT:

Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago

(868)  665 – 8868 / (868) 665 – 1442 / (868) 672 – 4758

Website: www.darululoomtt.net

E-mail: darululoom@mail.tt

Published by: Darul Uloom Moonsighting Committee

Rashaad Ave, Mon Plasir Rd, Cunupia.

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Shawwal 1435 A.H.

RAMADAAN 1435 AH – (Present Month)

 

THE MONTH OF RAMADAAN WILL COMPLETE 30 DAYS AND EID-UL-FITR WILL BE CELEBRATED ON TUESDAY 29TH JULY 2014 INSHA ALLAH.

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SHAWWAL 1435 (NEXT MONTH)

First Night                      –                Night of Monday 28th July 2014

First Day                         –               Day of Tuesday 29th July 2014

 

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ENQUIRIES OF SIGHTING CAN BE MADE AT:

Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago

(868)  665 – 8868 / (868) 665 – 1442 / (868) 672 – 4758

Website: www.darululoomtt.org / www.darululoomtt.net

E-mail: darululoom@mail.tt

Published by:               Darul Uloom Moonsighting Committee

Rashaad Ave, Mon Plasir Rd, Cunupia.

Moonsighting update Muharram 1434 AH – Moon Seen‏

Respected Ulamaa and Brothers,

The crescent to commence the month of Muharram 1434 AH, and for the commencement of the New Year, was looked for after the sunset on Wednesday 14th Nov 2012.

The Moon was CONFIRMED SIGHTED in Barbados. The Darul Uloom has accepted such sighting and has made the declaration that it was sighted. Therefore, the month of Dhul Hijjah 1433 AH completed 29 days.

  • The first night of Muharram 1434 AH is the night of Wednesday 14th Nov 12
  • The first day of Muharram 1434 AH is the day of Thursday 15th Nov 12

Yours in Islam

(Mufti) Kahiam Hosein
On Behalf of
Darul Uloom Moon Sighting Committee
Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago

DHUL HIJJAH 1433(AH)

MOON   SIGHTING  UPDATE

 

Dhul Qa’dah 1433 AH – (Present Month)

First Night                       – Night of Mon 17th Sept 2012

First Day                          – Day of Tue 18th  Sept 2012

 

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SHAWWAAL 1433  (A H) – (Last Month)

 

 

THE MONTH OF SHAWWAAL COMPLETED 29 DAYS SINCE THE MOON TO COMMENCE THE MONTH OF DHUL QA’DAH WAS CONFIRMED SIGHTED AFTER THE SUNSET OF THE 29TH DAY.

 

MOON FOR NEXT MONTH –

DHUL HIJJAH 1433(AH)

 

   The 29th of Dhul Qa’dah 1433 (AH) is Tuesday 16th Oct. 2012 Sighting should be done after sunset of this day.

 

SIGHTING INFORMATION

The new moon (crescent) will be born on Mon 15th Oct. 2012 at 8:02 a.m. Sunset on Tuesday 16th Oct. 2012 will be at 5:51 p.m. At sunset of this day the moon will be 33 hrs 49 mins old and Muslims are reminded to look for the crescent to commence the month of Dhul Hijjah 1433 AH.

          If the moon is sighted, then Eid ul Adhaa would be celebrated on Friday 26th October 2012.  If it is not seen, then Dhul Qa’dah would complete 30 days and Eid ul Adhaa would be on Saturday 27th Oct. 2012

                               

ENQUIRIES OF SIGHTING CAN BE MADE AT:

Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago

(868)  665 – 8868 / (868) 665 – 1442

 

Published by:

Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago Moonsighting Committee

Rashaad Ave, Mon Plasir Rd, Cunupia