Hilal

Due to positive naked-eye Hilal sighting on (29th Rajab 1435H - May 29th 2014G) in Mainland USA, HSCNA announces start of Shabaan 1435H from May 30th, 2014G in North America.

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Hilal Sighting Committee of North America
Local, Global, Saudi or Calculations?
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 27 June 2014 00:09

  • Global sighting corresponds to following the first sighting, not only Saudi. Only following Saudi has No basis in Shariah. Places west of Saudi can sight the Hilal one day BEFOR Saudi.
  • If the Hilal is seen in any location, it becomes bigger, higher and more easily seen in locations west of it (if not cloudy) since Sunset is later there.
  • If after 8 to 11 hours hours after Saudi announcement, the hilal is not seen in USA after sunset, inspite of clear skies, it proves Saudi error.
  • Chances of hilal being seen in USA one day BEFORE Saudi are about 45% (11 hour / 24 hour). But we NEVER find this due to Saudi Errors.
  • Saudi errors are acknowledged by Saudi media like Arab News, AlWatan newspaper (article "Testimonies of the Impossible"), Saudi Ulema and Astronomers (see www.hilalsighting.org/papers/salman.pdf)
  • Saudi scholars practise and support Local sighting for all 12 months and not Global sighting.
  • On many occasions the Saudi announcement is made due to apparent witness of 1 or 2 people in Sudayr and Sharqah, while ALL the official hilal sighting committees of Saudi including Makkah Committee declare NO sighting.
  • Historically, Ulema have solved this problem of errors by requiring "Jamme Ghafeer" or large number of witnesses in case of clear weather. Honest mistake of Sahabi Anas RA is recorded where he mistook a white hair in front of his eye for Hilal. Another incident when Khalifa Umar Bin Khattab rejected a witness of one when others including him could not sight the hilal.
  • Mufti Taqi Usmani DB Fatwa has extended the requirement of "Jamme Ghafeer" in cases of Astronomical impossibility also.
  • Astronomy supports Local sighting since the Earth is not flat and thus not all places can sight the hilal on one day. This is as natural as local times for Salah (prayers).
  • The so called "Calculations" of ISNA/FCNA are based on moonset after sunset after conjunction at Makkah sunset. These do not reflect Hilal visibility at Makah or in USA!
  • Global sighting is IMPOSSIBLE to follow due to Spherical Earth and resulting time zones. If Hilal is first seen in New York, it is too late for Saudi, Pakistan, Indonesia ... Even if Hilal is first seen in Saudi, it is too late for Australia, Japan ....
  • Global sighting also means that if Hilal is not seen in mainland USA or east of it, we need to wait for Hawaii and beyond which is a hardship.
Hence accurate local sighting is the way to go inshaAllaah. If the argument is Unity, then since Eid can be prayed on 3 days, those following the incorrect early date should pray Eid on "their second day" which is the correct first day of Eid.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 00:14
 
Please try to sight the Hilal of Ramadan 1435H
Written by hilaladmin   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah WasSalaatu WasSalaam Ala Rasulillaah.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please try to sight the Hilal of Ramadan 1435H on the evening of June 27th, 2014 (Friday) and report both positive and negative results to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it along with your Name, Religion, Age, Contact information including Home and Cell phone numbers, address, and as much details about the sighting as possible, including location, timings, shape etc.

The Hilal Sighting Committee adheres to the traditional principle that months of the Islamic calendar begin and end based on confirmed naked-eye sightings of the crescent moon shortly after sunset.

Please encourage your friends and relatives to become members of Hilal Sighting Committee of North America by clicking on the link labeled Register and sign up to receive Hilal Alerts. (It only takes a couple of minutes and is free). You are also encouraged to take pictures of the Hilal and email us.

Jazakum Allaahu Khayran, WasSalaam,

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:30
 
Change the Ummul Qura calendar criteria to a Predicted Crescent Visibility (Imkan-e-Ruyat) model
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:56

 
Annoucement of Hilal for Shabaan 1435H
Written by hilaladmin   
Friday, 30 May 2014 00:00

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah WasSalaatu WasSalaam Ala Rasulillaah.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Due to positive naked-eye Hilal sighting on (29th Rajab 1435H - May 29th 2014G) in Mainland USA, HSCNA announces start of Shabaan 1435H from May 30th, 2014G in North America.

Please encourage your friends and relatives to become members of Hilal Sighting Committee of North America by clicking on the link labeled Register on our website and sign up to receive Hilal Alerts. (It only takes a couple of minutes and is free). You are also encouraged to take pictures of the Hilal and email us.

Jazakum Allaahu Khayran, WasSalaam,

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 08:05
 
Please try to sight the Hilal of Shabaan 1435H
Written by hilaladmin   
Monday, 26 May 2014 00:00

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah WasSalaatu WasSalaam Ala Rasulillaah.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please try to sight the Hilal of SHABAAN 1435H on the evening of May 29th, 2014 (Thursday) and report both positive and negative results to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it along with your Name, Religion, Age, Contact information including Home and Cell phone numbers, address, and as much details about the sighting as possible, including location, timings, shape etc.

The Hilal Sighting Committee adheres to the traditional principle that months of the Islamic calendar begin and end based on confirmed naked-eye sightings of the crescent moon shortly after sunset.

Please encourage your friends and relatives to become members of Hilal Sighting Committee of North America by clicking on the link labeled Register and sign up to receive Hilal Alerts. (It only takes a couple of minutes and is free). You are also encouraged to take pictures of the Hilal and email us.

If you wish to unsubscribe from this list so that you no longer receive emails from hilalsighting.org, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America needs to quickly send Hilal Notification e-mails to a large number of users. To support these notifications more efficiently and to support a large number of hits during peak months we need premium web hosting. If you would like to contribute in the efforts of HSCNA, please click the donate button make a secure contribution.

Jazakum Allaahu Khayran, WasSalaam,

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 17:49
 
Annoucement of Hilal for Rajab 1435H
Written by hilaladmin   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah WasSalaatu WasSalaam Ala Rasulillaah.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Due to no positive naked-eye Hilal sighting on (29th Jumada Ath-Thani 1435H - April 29th 2014G) in Mainland USA, HSCNA announces completion of 30 days for Jumada Ath-Thani, and start of Rajab 1435H from May 1st, 2014G in North America.

Please encourage your friends and relatives to become members of Hilal Sighting Committee of North America by clicking on the link labeled Register on our website and sign up to receive Hilal Alerts. (It only takes a couple of minutes and is free). You are also encouraged to take pictures of the Hilal and email us.

Jazakum Allaahu Khayran, WasSalaam,

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 01:55
 
Please try to sight the Hilal of Rajab 1435H
Written by hilaladmin   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 00:00

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah WasSalaatu WasSalaam Ala Rasulillaah.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please try to sight the Hilal of RAJAB 1435H on the evening of April 29th, 2014 (Tuesday) and report both positive and negative results to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it along with your Name, Religion, Age, Contact information including Home and Cell phone numbers, address, and as much details about the sighting as possible, including location, timings, shape etc.

The Hilal Sighting Committee adheres to the traditional principle that months of the Islamic calendar begin and end based on confirmed naked-eye sightings of the crescent moon shortly after sunset.

Please encourage your friends and relatives to become members of Hilal Sighting Committee of North America by clicking on the link labeled Register and sign up to receive Hilal Alerts. (It only takes a couple of minutes and is free). You are also encouraged to take pictures of the Hilal and email us.

If you wish to unsubscribe from this list so that you no longer receive emails from hilalsighting.org, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America needs to quickly send Hilal Notification e-mails to a large number of users. To support these notifications more efficiently and to support a large number of hits during peak months we need premium web hosting. If you would like to contribute in the efforts of HSCNA, please click the donate button make a secure contribution.

Jazakum Allaahu Khayran, WasSalaam,

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 April 2014 02:58
 
Annoucement of Hilal for Jumada ath-Thani 1435H
Written by hilaladmin   
Monday, 31 March 2014 00:00

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah WasSalaatu WasSalaam Ala Rasulillaah.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Due to positive naked-eye Hilal sightings on (29th Jumada Al-Ula 1435H - March 31st 2014G) in Mainland USA, HSCNA announces start of Jumada Ath-Thani 1435H from April 1st, 2014G in North America.


Please encourage your friends and relatives to become members of Hilal Sighting Committee of North America by clicking on the link labeled Register on our website and sign up to receive Hilal Alerts. (It only takes a couple of minutes and is free). You are also encouraged to take pictures of the Hilal and email us.

Jazakum Allaahu Khayran, WasSalaam,

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 20:55
 
Please try to sight the Hilal of Jumada-ath-Thani 1435H
Written by hilaladmin   
Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:00

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah WasSalaatu WasSalaam Ala Rasulillaah.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please try to sight the Hilal of Jumada-ath-Thani 1435H on the evening of March 31st, 2014 (Monday) and report both positive and negative results to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it along with your Name, Religion, Age, Contact information including Home and Cell phone numbers, address, and as much details about the sighting as possible, including location, timings, shape etc.

The Hilal Sighting Committee adheres to the traditional principle that months of the Islamic calendar begin and end based on confirmed naked-eye sightings of the crescent moon shortly after sunset.

Please encourage your friends and relatives to become members of Hilal Sighting Committee of North America by clicking on the link labeled Register and sign up to receive Hilal Alerts. (It only takes a couple of minutes and is free). You are also encouraged to take pictures of the Hilal and email us.

If you wish to unsubscribe from this list so that you no longer receive emails from hilalsighting.org, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America needs to quickly send Hilal Notification e-mails to a large number of users. To support these notifications more efficiently and to support a large number of hits during peak months we need premium web hosting. If you would like to contribute in the efforts of HSCNA, please click the donate button make a secure contribution.

Jazakum Allaahu Khayran, WasSalaam,

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 March 2014 15:23
 
Annoucement of Hilal for Jumada al-Ula 1435H
Written by hilaladmin   
Saturday, 01 March 2014 00:00

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah WasSalaatu WasSalaam Ala Rasulillaah.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Due to no positive naked-eye Hilal sighting on (29th Rabi Ath-Thani 1435H - March 1st 2014G) in Mainland USA, HSCNA announces completion of 30 days for Rabi Ath-Thani, and start of Jumada al-Ula 1435Hfrom March 3rd, 2014G in North America.

Please encourage your friends and relatives to become members of Hilal Sighting Committee of North America by clicking on the link labeled Register on our website and sign up to receive Hilal Alerts. (It only takes a couple of minutes and is free). You are also encouraged to take pictures of the Hilal and email us.

Jazakum Allaahu Khayran, WasSalaam,

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014 22:46
 
Please try to sight the Hilal of Jumada-al-Ula 1435H
Written by hilaladmin   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah WasSalaatu WasSalaam Ala Rasulillaah.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please try to sight the Hilal of Jumada-al-Ula 1435H on the evening of March 1st, 2014 (Saturday) and report both positive and negative results to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it along with your Name, Religion, Age, Contact information including Home and Cell phone numbers, address, and as much details about the sighting as possible, including location, timings, shape etc.

The Hilal Sighting Committee adheres to the traditional principle that months of the Islamic calendar begin and end based on confirmed naked-eye sightings of the crescent moon shortly after sunset.

Please encourage your friends and relatives to become members of Hilal Sighting Committee of North America by clicking on the link labeled Register and sign up to receive Hilal Alerts. (It only takes a couple of minutes and is free). You are also encouraged to take pictures of the Hilal and email us.

If you wish to unsubscribe from this list so that you no longer receive emails from hilalsighting.org, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America needs to quickly send Hilal Notification e-mails to a large number of users. To support these notifications more efficiently and to support a large number of hits during peak months we need premium web hosting. If you would like to contribute in the efforts of HSCNA, please click the donate button make a secure contribution.

Jazakum Allaahu Khayran, WasSalaam,

Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:11
 
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