Moon Not sighted

Respected Ulamaa, Brothers and Sisters,

The crescent moon to commence the month of Sha’baan 1440 AH was looked for after the sunset of Friday 5th April 2019. 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 Rajab 1440 AH will complete 30 days. Therefore, the 1st day of Sha’baan 1440 AH will be Sunday 7th April 2019.

Correspondingly the night of  Baraat will be Saturday 20th April, and the 15th Sha’aban will be Sunday 21st April 2019.

The next Meeting of the Hilal Committee will be held on 29th Sha'baan Sunday May 5th 2019. To determine the sighting of Hilal for Ramadan.

Day/Date   Sunday 5th May 2019.

Time After Salatul Magrib

Place Madinah Masjid

1015, Danforth Ave


Please send a Imam / Scholar and a representative from your organisation.

To attend the meeting.


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.