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Hilaal

The Hilaal for Shawwaal 1436 will be observed on Thursday, 16th July 2015 at Sunset. The Hilaal will be 13 hours 50 minutes.

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  1. sallam alekum
    kindly i would like to know what is hilaal

    • As Salaamu Alaykum
      Brother Sayeed

      “Hilaal” is the crescent that is sighted at the beginning of each Islamic month. Why is the crescent so important? Because it is the new moon which makes the basis of our Islamic calendar. Our calendar is lunar (moon) not gregorian (solar) like the English calendar. It varies in different countries because sometimes the hilaal can not be sighted to due to the skies being cloudy etc. There are numerous masaa-il (rulings) regarding the moon, too lengthy to enumerate here, but InshaaAllah we will add a post on it.

      Was Salaamu Alaykum

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