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Moon Sighting - رؤية الهلال

Our community makes effort throughout the year to maintain the Sunnah of sighting the crescent moon (hilal) in order to establish the beginnings of Islamic months. An archive history of moon sighting results is maintained here.


To receive monthly text message notification of moon sighting for Rome, GA, text @hijri1438 to 81010. When you receive a confirmation text back, reply with your name to join the message group.

Recent Announcements

Eid-ul-Fitr and the first day of Shawwal 1444 AH will be Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Posted Apr 21, 2023 under Calendar.

First day of fasting for Ramadhan 1444 AH is Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Posted Mar 22, 2023 under Calendar.

(View all calendar announcements here.)

شرائح العرض


Presentations to the community were made in May 2017 to explain some of the issues surrounding moon sighting with respect to Ramadhan and the two Eids. Below are the slides, handouts, and recording of one of the sessions.

 Comments/questions/corrections regarding the presentation below are much appreciated. Please email us at:


وصلات والمراجع

Links and Resources

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Fatawa of Saudi scholars/official websites & policies