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
Moon visibility maps for Shawwal 1438 below: