• Shawwal / Eid al Fitr 1438 – 2017

    Eid al Fitr 2017 is on Sunday 25th of June, 2017

    The Crescent Committee of Canada has received reliable reports of the new crescent moon sighting for the month of Shawwal 1438 on the evening of Saturday June 24th 2017 (29th Ramadan). Therefore, the blessed month of Ramadan concludes and the 1st of Shawwal (Eid al Fitr 2017) is on Sunday 25th of June, 2017.

    We have confirmation of new moon sightings from Guyana (Mufti Ramzan of Central Moon Sighting Committee of Guyana) and also from Iquique, Chile (Br. Mohammad Younis, Br. Mohammed Abdullah and Br. Omar Khan). The Judicial Council of Saudi Arabia has also declared the beginning of Shawwal based on testimony taken from moon watchers.

    It must be noted that the Crescent Committee considers the declarations of international moon sighting committees and judicial councils as reliable, even though at times the judicial councils or committees may make a declaration against calculations or astronomy. The decisions of the judicial councils will be deemed more authentic than calculations as described in all major fiqh manuals. The great jurist, Imam Abu Hanifah (may Allah’s mercy be with him) stated,

    حكم‌ القاضي‌ نافذ ظاهراً وباطناً

    “The verdict of an Islamic judge (or a judicial council) must be implemented (and effected) from all perspectives.”
    One of the reasons for this stance by the Crescent Committee of Canada is to unite Canadian Muslims on a single day for Eid celebrations. This is an era which demands unity and uniformity. We acknowledge that there are multiple positions in the matter of moon sighting and we respect all perspectives.
    Please refer to our guidelines and procedures for full details: http://crescentcommittee.ca/guidelines-procedure/
    We wish the entire Muslim world a happy Eid al Fitr, with acceptance of prayers, worship, fasting and charity. We pray for a world of peace and harmony for everyone.
    This verdict is agreeable and declared by all the below mentioned scholars:
    • Imam Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick
    • Imam Ayub Mamun
    • Imam Abdul Hai Patel
    • Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi
    • Imam Dr. M. Iqbal Al Nadwi
    • Imam Omar Subedar
    • Imam Dr. Saeed Faizi
    • Shaykh Syed Shah Mohammed Quadri
    • Imam Yusuf Badat
    • Imam Mazhar Mahmood
    • Imam Asim Rashid
    • Imam Yahya Momla

    Moon visibility maps for Shawwal 1438 below:

     

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