Shawwal 1441H

  • Posted on: May 21, 2020

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله الذي جعل الشمس والقمر بحسبان وأهل علينا الهلال باليمن والإيمان صلى الله عليه وعلى أصحابه ومن تبعهم بإحسان أما بعد 

 

The Central Hilal Committee of North America

   Striving to Revive the Important Sunnah of Monthly Moonsighting

Shawwal 1441

 

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Dear Brothers/Sisters in Islam,

 

Please make an effort to sight the Eid Hilal on Friday, May 22, 2020, for the month of Shawwal 1441

 

CHC advises all community members to adhere to social distancing regulations during moonsighting.

 

Take your important part in this blessed effort. If we all try to sight the moon in our respective vicinities, this will automatically negate false reports. Since the Eid al Fitr moon sighting criteria is different from that of Ramadan, the Shariah requires shahadah, NOT mere Khabr (news).

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

We make a humble appeal to all community members to report ALL efforts, both positive or negative, to the Central Hilal Committee. Please include the location, exact time, number of people who saw and the total number who tried, the location of the crescent in the sky, and the orientation of the crescent.

  

***Information About the Hilal***

 

The birth of the Hilal for Shawwal 1441 will take place on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:38 pm EST (17:38 UTC)

 

Details for major cities on the 29th of Ramadan, (Friday, May 22, 2020) are below. 

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

 

Based on extensive moon sighting experience, expert Ulama of the field have determined the following guidelines for ideal moon visibility data:

  1. Thealtitude must be10 degrees. 
  2. The lag timemust be at least 45 minutes. 
  3. Theage of the moon must be 18 hours old or more.

 

Shawwal 1441 AH

29th of Ramadan 1441  – Friday, May 22, 2020

Region

Cities

Sunset

Moonset

Altitude1

Lag Time2

Moon Age3

Northeast

Boston

8:06 pm

8:09 pm

2 m

6:27

New York

8:13 pm

8:16 pm

3 m

6:34

New Jersey

8:14 pm

8:17 pm

3 m

6:35

Baltimore

8:20 pm

8:24 pm

4 m

6:41

South

Ft. Lauderdale

8:04 pm

8:11 pm

7 m

6:25

Atlanta

8:37 pm

8:43 pm

6 m

6:58

Midwest

Detroit

8:54 pm

8:58 pm

4 m

7:15

Chicago

8:12 pm

8:17 pm

5 m

7:33

Southwest

Houston

8:12 pm

8:21 pm

9 m

7:33

West

Stockton

8:15 pm

8:27 pm

12 m

9:36

San Francisco

8:19 pm

8:31 pm

12 m

9:40

San Diego

7:46 pm

7:57 pm

12 m

9:07

Northwest

Seattle

8:49 pm

8:59 pm

10 m

10:10

Oregon

8:43 pm

8:54 pm

10 m

10:04

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

Lag Time = time between sunset and moonset

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

  

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