Eid al-Fitr 2009 Official Statement

الـحـمـد لله و الـصّـلاة و الـسّـلام عـلـى سـيّـدنـا مـحـمّـد رسـولالله و عـلـى آلـه و صـحـبـه و مـن والاه

Eid al-fitr 1430H/ 2009

Eid al-fitr is on Sunday, September 20, 2009. (Click here for location/time)

Based on moon sighting and astronomical calculation, 1stShawwal, Eid al-fitr, is on Sunday, September 20, 2009.  

The new astronomical moon for the month of Shawwal1430H/2009 is on Friday September 19, at 18:44 UT (13:44 LT).

Saturday September 19th is the 29th ofRamadan. On this day the moon will be 19+ hours and will set after sunset in differentcountries/cities including Canada. The moon sighting reported from certaincountries/cities is determined to be reliable.     

On Saturday September 19th, the moon at sunsettime will be 29h: 49m and sets 7 minutes before sunset. However, in Toronto themoon will be 28h: 37m and sets 4 minutes after sunset.  Similarly, in Ottawa the moon will be 28h:21m and sets 1minute after sunset.

Taking into consideration this scientific facts and Based onthe criteria adopted by MIA (reliable sighting of the moon) which takes itsauthority from the Prophetic hadith “Fast when you see it [the crescent], andbreak your fast when you see it; and if it is clouded upon you/obscured fromyou, then complete it as thirty days” [Hadith reported by Bukhari and Muslim]

MIA in consultation with Imam Shaikh Hosni are pleased toannounce that Saturday September 19th will be the 29th ofRamadan and Sunday September 20th will be the first day of Shawwal,the Day of Eid al-Fitr.   

We wish our community and all Muslims Eid Mubarak.

MIA Imam and Executive