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Moonsighting for Shawwal 1438 (2017)

Eid Moonsighting 2017

 Be part of a beautiful sunnah and come join us to sight the new moon for Shawwal 2017 / 1438H

InshaAllah the moon will be easy to spot this month, so it will be great fun for the kids! Bring some dates to break your fast + your prayer mat.

Moonsighting is a big part of Islam as we follow the lunar calendar. The Prophet s.a.w. has encouraged us to sight the moon by saying:

“Fast when you see the New Moon. Celebrate Eid when you see it again.”


When: Sunday 25th June 4:30pm (sun sets at 5:00pm)

Where: Cashmere/ Port Hills area (exact location will be emailed to you)

What to bring: Warm clothes, something to break your fast, prayer mat, ruler & optical aid (optional)


* We will be providing a moonsighting chart and giving a quick tutorial on how to sight the moon.

** Please note that parking is limited so we will have to restrict numbers. If possible, please organize to carpool with friends so that more people can attend!


–Register Below To Attend This Event–

Register with us using the form below by 5pm on Friday to join us for this scenic and spiritual communal obligation.

(If you’re having trouble with the form, use this link instead:


Some information on moonsighting for Shawwal 2017 / 1438H

A chart showing the visibility of the moon: