Welcome to the Crescent Committee of Canada
The Crescent Committee of Canada is a religious scholarly body that has been established to bring extended unity and uniformity for Islamic lunar dates in Canada.
The Crescent Committee of Canada adheres to the international sighting position, accepting reliable reports of the new crescent from across the globe.
We acknowledge that there are various views on determining Islamic lunar dates, which are all acceptable from the point of Islamic jurisprudence, however, we feel that a perspective that unites all opinions, is needed for uniformityamongst Canadian Muslims, especially regarding commencement of the months of Ramadan, DhulHijjah and the dates of the two Eids. We believe that, this can be attained through the global sighting viewpoint.
Crescent Committee’s objective is only unity and uniformity of all Canadian Muslims.
There is tremendous growth Muslims in Canada, coming in from all parts of the world. Rapid communication and advanced technology has made the entire world a global village. Therefore, the best viable option, while taking advantage of this, is to take the international sighting viewpoint.
The Crescent Committee of Canada takes a balanced approach. We analyze scientific and astronomical data each month and at the same time, adhere to the traditional Islamic law of naked eye sighting from anywhere across the world. This position is adhered by the consensus of the majority of jurists, including the great, Imam Abu Hanifah, Malik and Hanbal. There is not a single fatwa or Islamic organization that regards global sighting as forbidden.
How do we actually adopt global sighting? We ask you to visit our guidelines page that highlights the procedures and methodology for implementing the global sighting position.
How are we unique or different from any other Canadian moon sighting body, you ask! We are distinct by the following:
Crescent Committee is operated and administered by religious scholars only
Our scholars are diverse from various methodologies.
We do not seek out membership from Masajid and organizations. There are many who follow our viewpoint but may not be listed on our website.
We serve the interest of all Canadian Muslims regardless of their backgrounds and their religious persuasions.
The Crescent Committee of Canada encourages one and all to be part of the growing and extended unity for the lunar Islamic calendar.
Thank you / Jazak Allah Khayr for visiting our website. May you be blessed tremendously.
Sh. Ayub Mamun
Dr. Abdul Hai Patel
Sh. Dr. Hamid Slimi
Sh. Dr. M. Iqbal Al Nadwi
Sh. Faizanul Haq
Sh. Omar Subedar
Sh. Dr. Saeed Faizi
Sh. Syed Shah Mohammed Quadri
Sh. Yusuf Badat
Sh. Zahir Baccus