Due to no positive Hilal sighting reports on Sunday, February 26th  in Mainland USA, HSCNA announces the completion of 30 Days of Jumada-al-Ula  and start of Jumada-at-Thani1438H from Tuesday, February 28th, 2017G in North America.

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The Hilal Sighting Committee of North America reports Hilal sightings
Written by nazeer   
Thursday, 07 February 2008 14:25
The Hilal Sighting Committee of North America reports Hilal sightings and its final decision here. Our web site is live and updated as information comes in. 

The decision is made by the Shura of the Hilal Sighting Committee in the light of the Hilal sighting reports examined by the Muslim experts on astronomy. We are a national organization and represent all school of thoughts among the Muslim community in North America. We have our volunteers nationwide to observe the Hilal every month. Our Matla includes the contiguous US States and Canada. In cases where a hilal sighting report contradicts with Astronomy, following opinion of Scholars like Mufti Taqi Usmani, our Ulema insist on "Jamme Gahfeer" or large number of witnesses, which has been historically required for the case of Clear skies. 

The Shura Members

Mawlana Mohammed Ghaus Nadvi, Mufti Abdul Muqtadir, Mufti Qamarul Hasan Qadri, Mawlana Obedur Rahman, Mawlana Mumtazul Haq, Mufti Abdur Rahman Qamar, Imam Tahir Anwar, Imam Zaid Shakir

Muslim Experts on Astronomy

Dr. Omar Afzal, Dr. M.A.K. Lodhi, Br. Zaheer Uddin, Dr. Salman Zafar Shaikh, Br. Qaiser Imam

A Refutation to ISNA/Fiqh Council’s Decision 
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Hilal Sighting Conference in California: Report & Resolution
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Video on Hilal Issues  & the Solutions
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Shaikh Al Othaimeen's very Important Talk on Hilal
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Moon Sighting Announcements in Saudi Arabia By Mufti Taqi Usmani
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Hilal Sighting & Islamic Dates: Issues and Solution 
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Aljazeerah TV- Hilal Sighting and Islamic Dates by Br. Mohammad Odeh of ICOP
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Click here for Arabic Interview Transcript of AlJazeera

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2008 04:51
Total Eclipse of the Moon on 20th February 2008
Written by Web Master   
Monday, 13 August 2007 16:00

There will be total eclipse of the moon on 20th February 2008. See link : cnn.com

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 February 2008 08:32
Hilal for Month of Safar 1429 H Sighted
Written by Web Master   
Monday, 13 August 2007 16:00

The young crescent Hilal of Safar 1429H was sighted in California on Feb 7, 2008G evening. Hence first day of Safar is Friday, Feb 8th 2008G

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sighting location at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve (Lat ~37.3 degs North and 122.2 degs West and elevation about 1400 feet above sea level). Photo contributed by : Organic Light Photography


Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2008 15:21
Hilal for Month of Muharram 1429H
Written by Web Master   
Monday, 13 August 2007 16:00

The young crescent Hilal of Muharram 1429H was sighted in several parts of North America, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California etc. on January 9, 2008G evening. Hence DhulHijja is 29 days and Thursday, January 10, 2008G is the 1st of Muharram, 1429H in North America starting the Islamic New Year and one of the 4 sacred months. Ashura or 10th of Muharram 1429H in North America thus falls on Saturday, January 19, 2008G.


Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2008 15:24
Written by Web Master   
Thursday, 20 December 2007 16:00
EIDUL ADHA ON FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2007The Hilal was not sighted anywhere in the US and Canada on Monday, December 10 evening. Therefore, we complete 30 days of Dhul Qa'dah and 1st of Dhul Hijja is on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 with Eid ul Adha in North America on Friday, December 21, 2007 Insha Allah.  This decision is supported unanimously by the Hilal Sighting Committee Shoora and also by Shariah Council of California, Zaytuna Institute (Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf), Shariah Board of America (www.shariahboard.org), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Hilal Committee of Chicago and many many other organizations. Eid Mubarak to all Ummah.Questions to those who support that Eidul Adha should be with the Saudi Announced Hajj date (Please click on this link) 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2008 16:12
The Hijri Calendar: A Brief Introduction
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 07 July 2004 05:54

The Hijri Calendar: A Brief Introduction

By Zaheer Uddin

The Hijri or Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycles. The Hijri calendar is usually abbreviated A.H. from the Latinized Anno Hegirae, "in the year of the Hegira". Muharram 1, 1 A.H. corresponds to Friday, July 16, 622 C.E.

In 638 C.E., six years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (s), the second caliph 'Umar (r) recognized the necessity of a calendar to govern the affairs of the Muslims. This was first of all a practical matter. Correspondence with military and civilian officials in the newly conquered lands had to be dated.

The Hijrah, which chronicles the migration of the Prophet Muhammad (s) from Makkah to Madinah in September 622 C.E., is the central historical event of early Islam. It led to the foundation of the first Muslim city-state, a turning point in Islamic and world history.                                                                                                                                 Read More

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Hilal Sighting & Islamic Dates: Issues and Solution by Dr. Salman Shaikh, Coordinator, Hilal Sighting Committee of North America Click here to open