Moon for the month of Safar 1437 Hijri has been sighted in Americas.
RHCNA's Request to Muslim Ummah:
RHCNA requests the Muslim Ummah to adhere to the prescribed method outlined in the
Quran and Sunnah of following the ‘rooyat,’ verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon
to begin and end the month, and if the moon is not sighted to ‘complete the thirty days’
(Bukhari). Contrary to the notion, a pre-calculated calendar is not a substitute of the way
bestowed to us by the Beloved Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu alaihi wasallam). Ibadah, such as,
Ramadhan, Hajj, Eid, and others are based on the rooyat; it for this reason that we must be
especially vigilant to watch for the moon.
RHCNA would like to invite Islamic institutions in USA and Canada to join us in this cause.
Please send us your institute's information by clicking here.
To obtain Information about Moon Sighting in the light of Sharia Please click here.
1) See the video of Fadhilat-ul Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Ghufran Ali Siddiqui discussing the importance of sighting the hilal for begining and ending of the month of Ramadan Kareem and versus using astronomical calculations only without sighting the moon
2) See the video of Fadhilat-ul Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Ghufran Ali Siddiqui discussing the importance of sighting the moon in islam along with the aid of astronomical calculations vs. no need of sighting the hilal and use of calculations only
Bukhari Volume 3, Book 31, Number 133: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet or Abu-l-Qasim said, "Start fasting on seeing the crescent (of Ramadan), and give up fasting on seeing the crescent (of Shawwal), and if the sky is overcast (and you cannot see it), complete thirty days of Sha'ban."