Ramadan Moonsighting Dinner for Youth
Inviting our Muslim youth to be part of a beautiful sunnah and join us in sighting the new moon for Ramadan 2019 / 1440H
Date: Monday 6 May 2019
Venue: Christchurch Gondola
Ages: 13-30 years old
With the support of Auckland charity Variety NZ, Nawawi Center is hosting an unforgettable Moonsighting event for our Muslim youth this year!
We are treating our youth to a special moonsighting event atop the port hills at the Christchurch Gondola – prime 360° viewing for the new moon of Ramadan!
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.”
We have invited a special guest from Wellington, Jasim Adam, a local expert on moonsighting and member of the NZ Hilal Committee, to talk to our youth about the importance of sighting the moon.
Join us as we scan the horizon for the new lunar moon at sunset, and enjoy a delicious catered dinner afterwards. If the moon is sighted, we will also have the chance to pray our first Tarawih of the month together as well.
A 50-person bus will leave from An-Nur Masjid at 4pm. Places are limited, so please indicate on the registration form if you need transport!
For those not taking the bus, please arrive at the Gondola at 4pm.
4:00pm – Bus departs Annur mosque to Gondola
4:30pm – Arrivals
5:15pm – Presentation on moonsighting (Jasim Adam)
5:25pm – Sunset + Maghrib prayer
6:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Isha + Taraweeh prayer
9:00pm – Bus departs Gondola to Annur Mosque
What to bring:
- Warm clothes
- Prayer mat
- Binoculars (optional)
Spaces are extremely limited, first come first serve.
If you would like to attend as a mentor, please let us know.
The organizers retain the right to select attendees.
–Register Below To Attend This Event–
Register with us using the form below to join us for this scenic and spiritual communal obligation.
(If you’re having trouble with the form, use this link instead: https://forms.gle/WkrSpoLzrXsqLsZE6)
Some information on moonsighting for Ramadan 2019 / 1440H
A chart showing the visibility of the moon: