There have been confirmed sightings of the new crescent within the parameters of the Hilal Committee (in Toronto Canada) on the eve of Wednesday May 16th, 2018 (29th Sha’ban 1439), therefore the Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity officially declares Ramadan will begin on Thursday 17th of May, 2018.

First Taraweeh will be on Wednesday 16th May, 2018

First day of Fasting will be Thursday 17th of May, 2018


The next meeting of the Hilal committee to determine the Hilal sighting for the month of Shawwal (Eid-ul-Fitr) will take place on the eve of Thursday 29th Ramadan 14th June 2018. Insha-Allah meeting will be at Madinah Masjid,1015 Danforth Ave. Toronto. Masajid's and organizations are requested to send their representatives at least half - an hour before sunset. 

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.