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MOON SIGHTING UPDATE

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RAJAB 1444
 *MOON SIGHTING UPDATE* 
Assalamu-Alaikum
 
*Moon Was Sighted* 

Respected Ulamaa, Brothers and Sisters,
The crescent moon to commence the month of Rajab 1444 AH was looked for after the sunset of Sunday 22th January 2023. Reports from committees confirm that the moon was SIGHTED.

THE HILAL COMMITTEE OF TORONTO & VICINITY has accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Jumada-al-Thani 1444 AH has completed 29 days. Therefore, the 1st day of Rajab 1444 AH will be Monday 23rd  January 2023.

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