Shaban 1442H

  • Posted on: March 10, 2021

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

 

Dear Brothers/Sisters in Islam,

 

Please make an effort to sight the Hilal on Saturday, March 13, 2021, for the month of Sha'ban 1442.

We humbly remind that this is a fardh kifayah and special emphasis was given by Rasulullah ﷺ regarding Sha'ban :


 « احصوا هلال شعبان لرمضان »


The Messenger of Allah ﷺ 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 1442 will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 5:21 am EST (10:21 UTC)

 

Details for major cities on the 29th of Rajab, (Saturday, March 23, 2021) are below. 

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

 

 

Sha’ban 1442 AH

29th of Rajab 1442 – Saturday, March 13, 2021

Region

Cities

Sunset

Moonset

Lag Time1

Moon Age2

Altitude3

Northeast

Boston

5:49 pm

6:06 pm

18 m

12:28

New York

6:01 pm

6:19 pm

19 m

12:40

New Jersey

6:05 pm

6:24 pm

19 m

12:44

Baltimore

6:12 pm

6:31 pm

20 m

12:51

South

Ft. Lauderdale

6:29 pm

6:52 pm

24 m

13:08

Atlanta

6:41 pm

7:03 pm

23 m

13:20

Midwest

Detroit

6:37 pm

6:56 pm

20 m

13:16

Chicago

5:56 pm

6:16 pm

21 m

13:35

Southwest

Houston

6:29 pm

6:54 pm

25 m

14:08

West

Stockton

6:11 pm

6:38 pm

27 m

15:50

San Francisco

6:15 pm

6:43 pm

28 m

15:54

San Diego

5:55 pm

6:23 pm

28 m

15:34

Northwest

Seattle

6:13 pm

6:24 pm

25 m

15:52

Canada

Montréal

5:58 pm

6:15 pm

17 m

12:37

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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