Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sighting of the Crescent - The testimony of hilal

How does one ascertain the hilal? The testimony of hilal can be achieved by
(a) direct sighting, where you see it yourself, or

(b) indirect sighting, where someone sees it, and you rely on his sighting.

If an individual who is reliable, upright, and trustworthy ('adl) witnesses the hilal, it becomes incumbent upon him to fast. If he informs others about his testimony, according to the major­ity of the scholars, it becomes incumbent upon them to fast. This is the ruling that enjoys support in hadith.

Ibn Umar (raa) reported,
“During the time of the Prophet (saas), the companions went looking for the new crescent. So I told the Prophet (saas) that I saw it. So he fasted and told the compan­ions to fast.” (Abu Dahud / Hakim)

Abu Hurairah (raa) related the Messenger of Allah (saas) said:
“Fast by sighting the (new) hilal, and break your fast by sighting. If there is a cloud, complete the counting of Sha'aban 30 days.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

What Should Be Said at the Sighting of the Crescent

It is recommended that whoever sights the crescent (Hilal) of Ramadan, or any other month for that matter, or being in­formed about new crescent, should say:

“Allahu Akbar, Allahumma ahillahu 'alaina bil yumni wa Iman, Was Salaamata wal Islam, Ribbi wa rabbika illah.” (Tirmidhi)

Meaning: “Allah is Greatest. O Allah, make it the begin­ning, the beginning of prosperity, faith, peace, and total submission to Allah. Your Lord and mine is Allah.”

Also, it has been reported from Ali bin Abi Talib (raa) that the Messenger said:

“If you witness the crescent of the new month, say:
‘Al­lahu Akbar (three times) Al-hamdu Lillah. Alladhi Kha­laqani wa Khalaqaka, wa qaddara laka manajil wa ja'alaka ayatna lil 'alameen.’ ” (Naylul Awataar)

Meaning: “Allah is Greatest. (three times) praise be to Allah who created me and you and decreed for you the phases and made you a sign for the universe.”


Islamic / Muslim Festivals and Holiday 2019

Islamic Events and Holiday 2019

English Date Islamic Date
We have listed the important Islamic Festivals, Holidays and Events for the year 2019 as per the calender year 2019. These muslim religious holiday can vary as per the sighting of moon and the lunar calendar.
#Urs Khawjah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif 14 March, 2019 - Thursday 6th Rajab 1440
#Lailat-ul-Meraj #Shab-e-meraj Night of Apr 3, 2019 - Wednesday 26-Rajab-1440
#Shabe-e-Barat April 20, 2019 - Saturday 14th Sha'baan 1440
#Start of Fasting Month (#Ramadan) May 7, 2019 - Tuesday 1st Ramadan 1440
#Jummat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 - Friday Last Friday of Ramadan 1440
#Lailat-ul-Qadr (#Shab-E-Qadr) June 1, 2019 - Saturday 27 Ramadan 1440
#Eid-ul-Fitr June 5, 2019 - Saturday 1st Shawwal 1440
#Hajj August 11, 2019 - Sunday 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Eid-ul-Adaha #Bakrid August 12, 2019 - Wednesday 10th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Islamic New Year September 1, 2019 - Sunday 1st Muharram 1441
#Yaum al-Ashura September 10, 2019 - Tuesday 10th Muharram 1441
#Eid Milad-un-Nabi Nov 10, 2019 - Sunday 12th Rabi-al-Awwal 1441
#Urs Haji Ali Baba Mumbai 13 December, 2019 - Friday 16 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441
714th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 16 December, 2019 - Monday 19 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441