Crescent Moon Announcements

Look for the new Moon of Muharram and the new hijri year of 1437.


Update: No confirm report of hilal sighting is received, thus we will gladly complete 30 days of Dhu al-Hijjah and begin the month of Muharram. The new hijri year of 1438 Sunday evening with its first day on Monday, October 3rd.

NAIF encourages everyone to go out to look for the new crescent moon (hilal) on Saturday night (Oct. 1st) in anticipation of the beginning of the Islamic month of Muharram and the new hijri year of 1438.
Please go out to look for the new crescent moon and contact NAIF to submit your moonsighting. The crescent (hilal) would be visible shortly after sunset, above where the sun had set. It is a beautiful experience to sight its emergence, and it is a sunnah of our noble Prophet, sall-Allahu-alayhi-wa sallam, that we hope the ummah revives.

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon

Look for the new Moon of Dhu al-Hijjah on Sep. 2nd (Eid-al-Adha expected on Sept. 12th)


NAIF encourages everyone to go out to look for the new crescent moon (hilal) on Friday night (Sep. 2nd) in anticipation of the beginning of the Islamic month of Dhu-al-Hijjah.
Please go out to look for the new crescent moon and contact NAIF to submit your moonsighting. The crescent (hilal) would be visible shortly after sunset, above where the sun had set. It is a beautiful experience to sight its emergence, and it is a sunnah of our noble Prophet, sall-Allahu-alayhi-wa sallam, that we hope the ummah revives.

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon

No confirmed sightings on Wednesday. Dhu-al-Qadah to begin Thursday night/Friday day

NAIF did not receive any confirmed reliable reports of the new crescent moon (hilal) being sighted on Wednesday evening (Aug 3rd).
We will thus complete the 30th day of Shawwal and begin the month of Dhu al-Qidah on Thursday evening when the moon should be easily visible throughout the world. The first day of Dhu al-Qidah will be Friday, August 5th.
May Allah make this month a source of benefit, enrichment, and closeness to Allah, Most High.

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon

Look for the new moon of Dhu-al-Qadah on Wednesday (Aug. 3rd)


NAIF encourages everyone to go out to look for the new crescent moon (hilal) on Tuesday night (Aug. 2nd) in anticipation of the beginning of the Islamic month of Dhu-al-Qadah.
Please go out to look for the new crescent moon and contact NAIF to submit your moonsighting. The crescent (hilal) would be visible shortly after sunset, above where the sun had set. It is a beautiful experience to sight its emergence, and it is a sunnah of our noble Prophet, sall-Allahu-alayhi-wa sallam, that we hope the ummah revives.

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon
Posted: July 31, 2016 19:22 EST

Look for the new moon of Shawwal on Monday (July. 4)


Update: No confirm report of hilal sighting is received, thus we will gladly complete 30 days of Ramazan.

NAIF encourages everyone to go out to look for the new crescent moon (hilal) on Monday night (July. 4th) in anticipation of the beginning of the Islamic month of Shawwal.
Please go out to look for the new crescent moon and contact NAIF to submit your moonsighting. The crescent (hilal) would be visible shortly after sunset, above where the sun had set. It is a beautiful experience to sight its emergence, and it is a sunnah of our noble Prophet, sall-Allahu-alayhi-wa sallam, that we hope the ummah revives.

Please Note: If the new moon is seen on Monday evening, the first day of Shawwal will be Tuesday(Jul. 5), if not, we will complete 30 days of Ramadan and end the Ramadan fasting on Tuesday(Jul. 5).

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon
Posted: Jul 4, 2016 23:16 EST

New Moon of Ramadan sighted June 5th Sunday Night.

Committee of certified Ulema Verified the moon sighting reports! Ramadan Mubarak.

This marks the end of the Islamic month of Sh’abaan and the beginning of the month of Ramadan, with its first day occurring on Monday, June 6th.

May Allah make this month a source of benefit, enrichment, and closeness to Allah, Most High.

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon

Updated: June 06, 2016 21:50 EST
Posted: June 06, 2016 19:48 EST

Look for the new moon of Ramadan on Sunday (Jun. 5) or Monday (Jun. 6)


NAIF encourages everyone to go out to look for the new crescent moon (hilal) on Sunday night (June. 5th) in anticipation of the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Please go out to look for the new crescent moon and contact NAIF to submit your moonsighting. The crescent (hilal) would be visible shortly after sunset, above where the sun had set. It is a beautiful experience to sight its emergence, and it is a sunnah of our noble Prophet, sall-Allahu-alayhi-wa sallam, that we hope the ummah revives.

Please Note: If the new moon is seen on Sunday evening, the first day of fasting will be Monday (Jun. 6), if not, we will complete 30 days of Sha’ban and begin the fast on Tuesday (Jun. 7).

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon
Posted: May 30, 2016 19:22 EST

New moon of Shaban sighted May 7th Sat. night

NAIF has confirmed reliable reports of the new crescent moon (hilal) being sighted on Saturday evening (May 7th) by experienced moon-sighters in North America including locations in New Jersey and Florida. This marks the end of the Islamic month of Rajab and the beginning of the month of Shaban, with its first day occurring on Sunday, May 8th.

May Allah make this month a source of benefit, enrichment, and closeness to Allah, Most High.

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon

Look for the new moon of Shaban May 7th Sat. Night


NAIF encourages everyone to go out to look for the new crescent moon (hilal) on Saturday night (May. 7th) in anticipation of the beginning of the Islamic month of Rajab.
Please go out to look for the new crescent moon and contact NAIF to submit your moonsighting. The crescent (hilal) would be visible shortly after sunset, above where the sun had set. It is a beautiful experience to sight its emergence, and it is a sunnah of our noble Prophet, sall-Allahu-alayhi-wa sallam, that we hope the ummah revives.

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon
Posted: April 17, 2016 19:22 EST

New moon of Rajab sighted Fri. night (30 days of Jumada al-Thani completed)

NAIF did not receive any reports of the new moon being sighted Thursday, but has confirmed that the new crescent moon (hilal) of Rajab has been sighted on Friday evening (April 8th) by reliable moon-sighters at numerous locations around the globe, including the U.S.
Along with the completion of 30 days of Jumada al-Thani, this marks the beginning of the month of Rajab, with its first day occurring Saturday, April 9th. May Allah make this month for you a source of benefit, enrichment, and closeness to Allah, Most High.

* NAIF adheres to the traditional principle that Islamic lunar months begin and end based on the confirmed, verifiable sighting of the new crescent moon

Starting any Islamic month based on calculations while disregarding the blessed ahadith on moon sighting is completely un-islamic.
Choosing ‘convenience’ over the Holy QURAN and HADITH is prohibited.