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RAMADAN ALERT

Ramadan Hilal will be Visible in the evening of July 9, 2013.

Ramadan 2013
Hilal Data 
July 8, 2013
    Sunest      Moonset    Lag        Angle     Altitude       Possibilty
      Makka        7.07            7.08          +1 min    6.1d        0.3            Impossible to see Hilal in Makka
      Miami        8.16            8.28           +12         9.1d        2.9            Probability of sighting NIL in USA
 

July 9, 2013
 
    Makka           7.07            7:50        43 min     15.8d     9.4            Difficult but possible
    Miami Fl       8.16            9.08        52 min     19.4d    11,2            Likely

 
Shawwaal 2013 Hilal Data
 
     Aug, 7, 2013  
    Makka             6.57         7.08    +11 min        9.8        2.5                 Impossible to see
    Miami, Fl        8.03         8:23    +20 min        13.2      4.6                Unlikely
   
 
ISNA follows Saudi dates knowing full well that Saudis are wrong. Saudis begin the Islamic month
if the moon sets AFTER the sun, and NOT by the Ahilla of the Qur'an, as practiced by the Prophet (PBUH)

ISNA Ramadan date is July 9, 2013 and  Eid al-Fitr August 8, the last day of Ramadan by the Qur'an and Sunnah

 
1435 Hijri dates for USA/Canada
(Hilal SEEN somewhere in N. America after the sunset the previous evening).

 
Ramadaan    1434    July 10, 2013   Hilal seen in the evening of July 9  
 
Shawwaal     1434      Aug. 9  2013   Seen on Aug. 8 (No chance on Aug.7)
 
Z. Qa'da        1434      Sep. 8  2013   Seen on Sep. 7 evening
 
Z. Hijja          1434      Oct. 7               Seen on Oct. 6      (Eid al-Adha on Wed. Oct.16)
 

 
Muharram    1435    Nov. 5       Seen on Nov. 4
Safar              1435   Dec.  4               
    Dec. 3
 
Rabi 1            1435   Jan. 3, 2014          Jan. 2 , 2014
 
Rabi II                        Feb. 1                      Jan. 31
 
Jumada 1                 Mar 3  (2??)            Mar. 2   (May be Mar. 1)
 
Jumada II                 Apr. 1                        Mar. 31
 
 Rajab                       May 1                        Apr. 30  
 
Sha'baaan                May 30                    May 29
 
Ramadaan              June 29                   June 28 
 
Shawwaal                July 29                     July 28
 
Z. Qa'da                    Aug.28                    Aug. 27
 
Z. Hijja          1435   Sep. 26                   Sep.25
Muharram     1436  Oct. 25 (26??)       Oct. 24 (25??)
 
Safar           1436    Nov. 24                    Nov. 23
Rabi I           1436   Dec. 24                  Dec. 23
Jumada I    1436   Jan. 22, 2015        Jan. 21, 2015


How the Muslims decide their Hijri dates:
    Saudis    Moonset AFTER the sunset then next date is the First of Islamic month.
    Egypt     Most Middle Eastern countries except Oman follow Saudi dates/rule
    Oman    Sighted Hilal
    ISNA    Saudi dates
     Canadian Council:     Caribbean sighting
     Some Ulema Councils in the US also go by Caribbean moon
    Indonesia/Malaysia/Turkey   moon's altitude


Only Ulema in India/Pakistan/Bangladesh generally decide by the Hilal seen in their areas.