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The Prophet (God bless him and give him peace) ordered the Muslims:

“Fast according to the sighting of the new moon and break the fast according to its sighting. And if it is hidden from them (due to cloudiness etc.) complete the number (of the month) as 30 days.”
(Bukhari 1909 and Muslim 1081.)  

Further, the Prophet (God bless him and give him peace) ordered the Muslims that:

“Do not fast until you see the new moon  or you complete  the number of  (30) days in Shaban and do not break your fast until you see the new moon or you complete the number of (30) days in Ramadan.”
(Bukhari 1080)

The Islamic calendar is based on lunar months, which begin when the thin Crescent Moon is actually sighted by unaided naked eyes in the western sky, immediately after sunset, usually after 15 hours of its birth.The duration of these months alternate between 29 and 30 days. Since 12 lunar months are, on average, 11 days shorter than the Gregorian year, the Islamic year shifts earlier in each civil year by the same amount.

The 12 months of the Islamic calendar are:
Muharram, Safar, Rabi ul-Awwal,Rabi us-Sani, Jamadi ul-Awwal, Jamadi us-Sani, Rajab, Sha'ban,            Ramadan, Shawwal, Zul-Qa’dah, Zul-Hijjah.    

The dates begin at sunset on the previous evening and end at sunset. These dates may or may not correspond to the evenings on which the Crescent Moon is first visible, and it is the actual visibility of the Crescent Moon that determines when the next lunar month begins.Hence it is necessary for us to make an effort to sight the New Moon for determining the first date of every next lunar month. This effort will be rewarded by God.    

Please Note:  Live Updates of Moon Sighting Reports on the 29th of  Lunar Month

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1 Jamadius Sani 1438H Declaration Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 119
2 Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1438H Declaration admin team 137
3 Moon Sighting Appeal for Rabi-us-Sani 1438H admin team 70
4 MUHARRAM 1438H DECLARATION admin team 382
5 Moon Sighting Appeal for Muharram 1438H By Peer wo Murshid Hz. Maulana Abulfatah Syed Nusrat Sahab Qibla 254
6 RAJAB 1437H DECLARATION Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 663
7 JAMADI-UL-AWWAL 1437H Declaration Peer wo Murshid Haz. Maulana Abulfatah S Nusrat Qibla Tashreefullahi 965
8 JAMADI-US-SANI 1437H Declaration Peer wo Murshid Haz. Maulana Abulfatah S Nusrat Qibla Tashreefullahi 969
9 MUHARRAM AL-HARAM 1437H DECLARATION Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 79
10 RABI-UL-AWWAL 1437H DECLARATION Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 895
11 RABI-UL-AKHIR 1437H DECLARATION Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 577
12 Moon Sighting Appeal for Muharram Al-Haram 1437H Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 677
13 ZUL QADAH 1436H DECLARATION Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 730
14 Moon Sighting Appeal for ZUL-QADAH 1436H Peer wo Murshid Haz. Maulana Abulfatah S Nusrat Qibla Tashreefullahi 835
15 ZUL-HAJJ 1436H Declaration Peer wo Murshid Haz. Maulana Abulfatah S Nusrat Qibla Tashreefullahi 1155
16 SHABAN 1436H DECLARATION Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 1028
17 Moon Sighting Live Updates for Shawwal 1437H Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 461
18 Guidelines for Moon Sighting Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal 1759
19 Moon Sighting Appeal for Zill Hajj1437H Peer wo Murshid Haz. Maulana Abulfatah S Nusrat Qibla Tashreefullahi 405
20 Moon Sighting- Ruiyat-e-Hilal Mahdavia Admin. Team 1665