Eid al Fitr 2017 is on Sunday 25th of June, 2017
The Crescent Committee of Canada has received reliable reports of the new crescent moon sighting for the month of Shawwal 1438 on the evening of Saturday June 24th 2017 (29th Ramadan). Therefore the blessed month of Ramadan concludes and the 1st of Shawwal (Eid al Fitr 2017) is on Sunday 25th of June, 2017.
We have confirmation that the Judicial Council of Saudi Arabia has declared the beginning of Shawwal based on testimony taken from moon watchers. As the day progresses, we expect additional sightings from the Americas, in particular in the southern regions.
It must be noted that the Crescent Committee considers the declarations of international moon sighting committees and judicial councils as reliable, even though at times the judicial councils or committees may make a declaration against calculations or astronomy. The decisions of the judicial councils will be deemed more authentic than calculations as described in all major fiqh manuals.
We wish the entire Muslim world a happy Eid al Fitr, with acceptance of prayers, worship, fasting and charity. We pray for a world of peace and harmony for everyone.
Insha Allah, we will have Eid salah at 9:30 AM at the Institute. Be sure to come early to get a spot, as it will fill up quickly. There will be fun and food for the family!