Thursday July 19 2018 , Zul-Qadah 6 1439

    Moon Sighting Appeal for ZUL-QADAH 1436H

    Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,

     Faqueer Abulfatah Syed Nusrat makes an earnest appeal to all the brothers and sisters in Faith to keep alive the Sunnah of our beloved ProphetSAS and try to sight the New Moon (Hilal) of ZUL-QADAH 1436H on the 29thof SHAWWAL 1436 H, which happens to be TODAY. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 in North America. Numerous traditions (Ahadith) promise immense Divine reward for those who try to keep a Sunnah of the ProphetSAS alive.


     Please remember what our Imam, the Promised MahdiPBUH taught us. He said that our religion is the Book of Allah and following Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace).

    Totally depending upon declarations based on astronomical calculations of the "experts" we cannot do away with the Sunnah of the ProphetSAS viz. based on both the word and the deed of the ProphetSAS. Astronomical calculations can only help us in determining the possible date and time of visibility of New Moon. However, sighting the New Moon is a requirement of Shariah. Hence, it is a matter of Sawab (divine reward).

    Our beloved ProphetSAS had commanded us to sight the moon and start fasting and also to sight the moon and break fasting. Some traditions in this matter even ask us not to start fasting without sighting the moon and not to stop fasting without sighting the moon. Moreover, the ProphetSAS used to sight the New Moon himself and used to pray to Allah and thank Him if it was seen.
    This humble Faqueer, assures you all that if at least ten percent of the Muslims make an effort to sight the New Moon on the 29thof the Lunar Month, there would be no dispute anywhere in the world about the new month. So let us follow the Sunnah and be rewarded by our Lord, the Merciful, and the Munificent.
    May Allah keep us on the right way.

     Faqueer Abulfatah Syed Nusrat

     Phone #'s: 773-764 5707, 773-317 9292 or 773-981 2786


    Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal Guidelines for Moon Sighting:

    *Please go out around Maghrib (Sunset) and try to sight the Crescent Moon

    *If you sight the Crescent Moon please call Peer wo Murshid at the following numbers and give Shadath (testimony). Ph: 773 7645707, 773 317 9292 or 773 9812786.

    *Shahideen are requested to call the above numbers if they sight the Hilal (to give their Shahadat -Testimony ) before posting on "Live Updates Section".

    *If you have access to  internet, please post your findings on's Live Update with your full name and location of sighting / non-sighting, time  and also the names of Person(s) who made an effort to sight the Hilal along with you .

    * Moon Sighting only by Naked Eyes is acceptable.

    *Moon Sighting with the help of optical aids such as Binocular etc is NOT Acceptable.

    * Hilal (Crescent Moon) is usually sighted towards Western Horizon around Sunset- just before and after Maghrib.

    *Please do not report or post second or third party information.

    *If you don't live in North America, please DO NOT CALL,  while "Moon Sighting Live Updates" are in progress.

    *Please DO NOT REPORT announcements made by local Mosques or Islamic Centers.

    *Please DO NOT CALL to find out if the Moon was sighted, instead,  please go out and try to sight the Moon and report us your finding.

    *Also, follow Moon Sighting Live Updates on for the Latest reports and Updates.

    *Please join us on the 29th of every Lunar Month for Moon Sighting Live Updates (Presently only for North America).

    Announcements and declarations by Peer wo Murshid Hazrat Maulana Abulfatah Syed Nusrat Sahab Qibla are advisory in nature and ONLY for the informational purpose  for those who are interested.

    This information is shared as a voluntary community service to help members observe important events of worship.

    Mahdavia Ruiyat-e-Hilal

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    #6 Mohtesham Ali Khan 2015-08-15 15:12
    Hilal was not sighted after maghrib despite of clear sky

    Mohtesham Ali Khan
    #5 Shaikh Yaseen 2015-08-15 15:03
    New Moon could not be seen here in St. Louis, MO after Maghrib on Saturday, 15 August.

    Shaikh Yaseen with family.
    #4 Mubashir Syed 2015-08-15 14:57
    Hilal of Ziqad was Not sighted here in Skokie, Il after Maghrib on the 29th of Shawwal- Saturday, August 15, 2015.

    Mubashir Syed
    #3 Shaji Syed Haq 2015-08-15 14:57
    Mostly clear sky, but new moon was not sighted in Atlanta, GA.
    #2 Mukarram Mahmood Syed 2015-08-15 13:49
    New Moon of Dhul Qadah was NOT Sighted in Kensington, MD after Maghrib on Saturday, 15 August, 2015- 29th of Shawwal.
    #1 Syed Jalal Khundmiri 2015-08-15 13:36
    Clear sky, hilal was not sighted in Centreville, Virginia.