Shaban 1441H

  • Posted on: March 24, 2020

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

 

اللَّهُمَّ لا تَقْتُلْنَا بِغَضَبِكَ ، وَلا تُهْلِكْنَا بِعَذَابِكَ ، وَعَافِنَا قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ »  «

"O Allah, don’t end our lives with Your wrath, and do not make us perish with Your punishment and forgive us before that."

(Tirmizhi,3450; Ahmad, 2763; Hakim,7772; Baihaqi, 6262, al-Azhkar an-Nawawiyah,1:396)

 

Dear Brothers/Sisters in Islam,

 

Please make an effort to sight the Hilal on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, for the month of Sha'ban 1441.

Due to the current virus outbreak situation and related restrictions on movement in different locations: CHC advises that all community members try to sight on their own properties or immediate surroundings like rooftops, balconies, backyards and sidewalks in front of the home, where there is a clear view of the western horizon.

We humbly remind that this is a fardh kifayah and Rasulullah ﷺ said:


 « احصوا هلال شعبان لرمضان »


The Messenger of Allah g said: "[Carefully] Look for the Hilal of Sha'ban for Ramadan"(Tirmidhi 687)


كان رسول الله ﷺ يتحفظ من شعبان ما لا يتحفظ من غيره

The Messenger of Allah  ﷺ used to carefully preserve (look for the Hilal of) Sha'ban like that of no other month. (Abu Dawood 2325)


Alhamdulillah, by the joint effort of all the Ulama and great cooperation throughout the States, we have revived this forgotten Sunnah of moonsighting throughout the year in many localities, all across the nation.

 

***Information About the Hilal***

 

The birth of the Hilal for Sha'ban 1441 will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:28 am EST (9:28 UTC)

 

Details for major cities on the 29th of Rajab, (Tuesday, March 24, 2020) are below. 

(All times are in their respective local time zones.)

 

After regular monthly moon observations, expert Ulama have laid down the following rules for most-probable moon visibility:

  1. Thelag timeis at least 45 minutes
  2. The ageof the moon is 18 hours old or more.
  3. Thealtitudeis 10 degrees.

 

Sha’ban 1441 AH

29th of Rajab 1441 – Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Region

Cities

Sunset

Moonset

Lag Time1

Moon Age2

Altitude3

Northeast

Boston

7:01 pm

7:19 pm

18 m

13:34

New York

7:13 pm

7:32 pm

19 m

13:45

New Jersey

7:16 pm

7:36 pm

20 m

13:48

Baltimore

7:23 pm

7:43 pm

20 m

13:55

South

Ft. Lauderdale

7:34 pm

7:58 pm

24 m

14:06

Atlanta

7:53 pm

8:15 pm

23 m

14:25

Midwest

Detroit

7:49 pm

8:09 pm

20 m

14:22

Chicago

7:08 pm

7:29 pm

21 m

14:40

Southwest

Houston

7:36 pm

8:01 pm

25 m

15:08

West

Stockton

7:21 pm

7:49 pm

27 m

16:53

San Francisco

7:26 pm

7:54 pm

28 m

16:58

4°

Northwest

Seattle

7:29 pm

7:54 pm

25 m

17:01

Oregon

7:29 pm

7:55 pm

26 m

17:01

Lag Time = time between sunset and moonset

Moon Age = number of hours after moon-birth (at sunset time)

Altitude = apparent height of moon above the horizon (measured as an angle)

 

 

JazaakAllah Khair,
Central Hilal Committee (CHC)

www.HilalCommittee.org

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