Assalamu-Alaikum,

To Commence:

MUHARRAM 1440 (AH)- ISLAMIC NEW YEAR

MOON SIGHTED

Respected Ulamaa, Brothers and Sisters,

     The crescent moon to commence the month of Muharram 1440 AH was looked for after the sunset of Monday 10th September 2018. Reports from all committees, locally and regionally, confirm that the MOON WAS SIGHTED.

     The Hilal Committee has accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Dhul Hijjah 1439 AH has completed 29 days. Therefore, the 1st night of Muharram 1440 AH is the night of Monday 10th September 2018, and the 1st day of Muharram 1440 AH will be the day of Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Important Dates in Muharram 1440 AH

Day of ‘Aashurah – 10th Muharram:         Thursday 20th September 2018

It is Sunnah to Fast on the 10th along with the 9th of Muharram That is, one can fast on Thursday 20th September along with either Wednesday 19th or Friday 21st September 2018.

The Prophet (SA) said, “Fasting the day of ‘Aashura, I hope that allah will accept it as an expiation for (the sins committed in) the previous year. “(Muslim)

He (SA) also said, ‘if I live to see the next year, in shaa Allah, we will fast on the ninth day too. – ‘(Muslim)

Jazakallah

Organisations wishing to order calendar for 1440 are Requested to contact

Br Yunus Pandor :416-970-5786

Br Muhammad Bulbuliya :647-409-1097

Please Provide number of calendars required, and information to be printed on Flap. Minim order of 200 Calendars required to have customised.

Hilal Committee, based in Toronto, does not include the Pacific time zone. Our Fiqh Committee agreed with the sunset in the summer at 9:04 PM to wait 3 hours for Pacific zone was not practical for Masjids Taraweeh Salaat. Our standards are applied the same way for each moon sighting.