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Rabi-Al-Awwal 1445
*Moon Was Not Sighted* 
Respected Ulamaa, Brothers and Sisters,
The crescent moon to commence the month of Rabi-Al-Awwal 1445 AH was looked for after the sunset on Friday 15th September 2023. Reports from committees confirm that the moon was not sighted.
THE HILAL COMMITTEE OF TORONTO & VICINITY has accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Safar 1445 AH will complete 30 days. Therefore, the 1st day of Rabi-Al-Awwal 1445 AH will be on Sunday  September 17th, 2023.

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They are on the correct path and follow the hadith of prophet Mohammed صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ They don't follow Saudi Arabia or egypt for their comfort As per prophet Mohammed صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ open your fasting after sighting the moon and break your fasting after sighting the moon.
Mohsin Rizvi
Ma Sha Allah we trust Hilal committee for doing moon sightings as well all Islamic issues on behalf of our whole community. Al-Hamd-O-lil-ALLAH It gives lots of happiness and they are so helpful to us and we all the time wait for theirs decision Lots of thanks to them. Allah taala gives lots of Ajar to them.
Rahim Munshi

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Seven Reasons why Hilal Committee Local Sighting is closer to Sunnah

INTERNATIONALLY PRACTICED BY OVER 99% All Muslim majority countries follow local sightings such as Bosnia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India, and Indonesia.
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How Is A Decision Declared at the Hilaal Committee?

Islamic months are usually either 29 days or 30 days: there is no Islamic month that is of either 28 days or 31 days.
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Why Not Follow the Sighting of Saudi Arabia?

There is a difference in moon sighting for the beginning of the month of Ramadhan and the end of it.
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