Crescent Council of Canada Dhul Hijjah and Eid Al-Adha 1441 - 2020 AnnouncementWritten by Crescent Council of Canada
The Crescent Council of Canada hereby declares that the new crescent for the month of Dhul Ḥijjah was not spotted anywhere across the international horizons on the eve of 29 Dhul Qa’adah, 1441 (20 July, 2020).
Astronomical data also confirms the new crescent was not possible to be observed tonight. Therefore, the 1st of Dhul Ḥijjah, 1441 will correspond to Wednesday 22 July, 2020.
The blessed 10 days commence on Wednesday 22 July, 2020.
The Day of ʿArafah corresponds to Thursday 30 July, 2020.
The Day of ʿEīd Al-Aḍḥā will be on Friday 31 July, 2020.
May the blessings of Dhul Hijjah be showered on all humanity, and more so during this difficult pandemic. May our worship, fasting, prayers, charity and Qurbani be accepted. May the Ḥajj of those performing also be blessed and accepted.
May the blessings of Eid Al-Adha be with all of you.
About Crescent Council of Canada
The Crescent Council of Canada is an organization that has been established to bring extended unity and uniformity for Islamic lunar dates in Canada.
The Crescent Council of Canada adheres to the international sighting position, accepting reliable reports of the new crescent from across the globe. Our criteria facilitates to synchronize various view points to easily allow the general Muslim communities across Canada to celebrate Islamic festivities on the same day.
We acknowledge that there are various views on determining Islamic lunar dates, which are all acceptable from the point of Islamic jurisprudence, however, we feel that a perspective that unites all opinions, is needed for uniformity amongst Canadian Muslims, especially regarding commencement of the months of Ramadan, Dhul Hijjah and the dates of the two Eids. We believe that, this can be attained through the global sighting viewpoint.
Crescent Council of Canada’s objective is only unity and uniformity of all Canadian Muslims.
There is tremendous growth of Muslims in Canada, coming in from all parts of the world. Rapid communication and advanced technology has made the entire world a global village. Therefore, the best viable option, while taking advantage of this, is to take the international sighting viewpoint.
The Crescent Council of Canada takes a balanced approach. We analyze scientific and astronomical data each month and at the same time, adhere to the traditional Islamic law, sighting from anywhere across the world. This position is adhered by the consensus of the majority of jurists, including the great, Imams Abu Hanifah, Malik and Hanbal. There is not a single fatwa or Islamic organization that regards global sighting as forbidden.