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2022 : Ramadan - Eidul Fitr - Eidul Adha Dates
Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity




2022 Eid Al-Fitr Dates - Announcements


Local Moon Sighting Criteria :: *TBA, pls check back around 9 PM EST today*
International Global Sighting Criteria *TBA, pls check back around 9 PM EST today*
Astronomical Calculation Criteria :: *May 02, 2022 (Monday)*



2022 Ramadan Dates - Announcements


Local Moon Sighting Criteria :: *April 02, 2022 (Saturday)*
International Global Sighting Criteria *April 02, 2022 (Saturday)*
Astronomical Calculation Criteria :: *April 02, 2022 (Saturday)*


If you follow Local Moon Sighting Criteria:
  • Fasting Start: April 02, 2022 (Saturday) = Ramadan 1, 1443
  • Eid Al-Fitr: -TBA-
  • Note: The Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity follows the sunnah of Prophet (PBUH) in the matter of sighting and accepting shahadah of sighting with the naked eye.
  • List of memebers: GTA's Hialal Committee

If you follow International Global Sighting Criteria:
  • Fasting Start: April 02, 2022 (Saturday) = Ramadan 1, 1443
  • Eid Al-Fitr (Projected): May 02, 2022 (Monday) = Shawwal 1 1443
  • Note:The Crescent Council of Canada adheres to the international sighting position, accepting reliable reports of the new crescent from across the glob to bring extended unity and uniformity for Islamic lunar dates

If you follow Astronomical Calculation Criteria:
  • Fasting Start: April 02, 2022 (Saturday) = Ramadan 1, 1443
  • Eid Al-Fitr: May 02, 2022 (Monday) = Shawwal 1 1443
  • Note: The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar'i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal. This date is based on calculations with Ittihadul-Mataali’ concept for the sake of global unity.










Understanding the Controversies Regarding Moonsighting in North America. ,

Muslim communities split in to three groups when it comes Ramadan and EIDs.

‘Local’ versus ‘International’ sighting (aka ‘Local’ versus ‘Saudi’ sighting).

Astronomical Calculation - completely ignoring sightings in the first place, and basing the beginning and end of the month solely on astronomical data.


Why there such a controversy?

"....there are two primary reasons why such differences exist. Firstly, of the few hadeeths that we have regarding moon-sighting, various scholars have understood them in different manners, leading to a difference of understanding that manifests itself in contradictory opinions. Secondly, issues arose in later generations that the earliest Muslims were not exposed to, hence no explicit, unequivocal ruling exists regarding them...."
~Dr. Yasir Qadhi