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Ramadan 30? Moon sighting wars

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

HOST: GreenKufi (Omar)

When is Eid?
That is simple. Eid is the first day of Shawal, which is the month that follows Ramadan.

When does Shawal Start?
That’s easy. Shawal starts when the Crescent of the new moon is sighted.

What’s all this talk about calculation?
Just as we use calculations to determine the various times of the day that correspond to the time of prayer (i.e., dhuhr=noon time, which is at 12:54 – as in the schedule you see on the left), we can calculate when and where it is possible to see the crescent of the new month, so we can determine the likelihood of the beginning of the new month.

So when and where is it possible to sight the crescent of Eid/Shawal?
Another easy one. If you navigate your favourite web browser (i.e., firefox) to the following site: you will find a really nice diagram of where you can see the crecsent and when it will be visible. Go a head try it out. Ok, if you are shy I’ve included the image for teh visibility of the crecsent of Shawal bellow:

Here’s a head count of the different organization in North America and Ottawa for when Eid-ul-Fitr 1429 will be:

ISNA/FCNA: October 1, 2008

MAC: October 1st, 2008

OMA: September 30, 2008

Assunnah Muslim Association AMA (Dar As-sunnah): September 30, 2008

Centre islamique de l’Outaouais (CIO):
September 30, 2008

Jami Omar and Masjid Bilal: Wednesday October 1st OR Thursday October 2nd.

Why the Mess in the dates? Here’s the answer. It is simple really.

No sighting to our knowledge has been made anywhere in North America.

*For more on this, including the Fatawa of Saudi Scholars who say North American Muslims should not follow Saudi Arabia per se, please read this essay.

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT Miss our special Eid Program Today (we’ll talk a bit about this crescent sighting business) and will have some awesome, brand new, fresh material never heard before. But you’ve got to tune in at 5 PM today at 93.1fm or click on “Listen Live” on the left.
Eid Mubarak?

September 30, 2008 at 4:01 am Leave a comment

RAMADAN 23rd – + + Last 10 Days

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

HOST: Ahmed Khalil

A moment with the Qura’an:

Surat Al-Qadar with English Translation by Yusuf Islam

– Virtues of Surat Al-Fath: From Ibn Umar ” who said: “I came to the Messenger of Allah ! and gave him my salam, where upon he ! said: ‘There has been a chapter revealed upon me this night, that is more beloved to me than one upon whom the sun has risen.’ Then he ! recited; `Verily we have given you (Oh Muhammad!) a manifest victory.'” (i.e. Surah no. 48) For what it contains of signs of forgiveness and victory.” (Reported by Bukhari)

Ramadan Help:

You can add bookmarks, so you can return where you left off.
You can use a magnifying glass to read fine print or if something is not clear.
You can choose from 9 different publication of the Quran.

1. Full Arabic (Two Holy Cities Publications [Outhmani font] – Madina)
2. Full Arabic – Coloured (Two Holy Cities Publications – Madina)
3. Full Arabic with Coloured Tajweed and Tafseer (Daar Al-Ma’arifah – Damascus)
4. Full Arabic with Tafseer (Daar Al-Fajr Al-Islamy – Damascus)
5. Full Arabic (Ash-Shimraly [Bihdad font] Print – Cairo)
6. Arabic with English Text and Tajweed and Transliteration (Daar Al-Ma’arifah – Damascus)
7. Full Arabic Text in Urdu Script (Two Holy Cities Publications – Madina)
8. Full Arabic Text in Qaloon Pronunciation (Daar Al-Fajr Al-Islamy – Damascus)
9. Full Arabic Text in Warsh Pronunciation (Daar Al-Fajr Al-Islamy – Damascus)

Listen to the Quran in arabic Followed by English Translation of the Meaning for each verse.

Maximize the last 10 days of Ramadan By: Abdul Malik Mujahid (

1. Take a vacation for Allah.
2. Do I’tikaf
3. Make this special Dua
Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He said: ‘Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.’ “(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).The transliteration of this Dua is “Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee”
4. Recite the Quran.
5. Reflect on the meaning of the Quran.
6. Get your sins wiped out.
7. Make a personal Dua list.
8. Evaluate yourself.
9. Make long, sincere and deep Duas.
10. Memorize a different Dua every night
11. Have Iftar with the family
12. Take the family to Tarawih
13. Attend the Dua after the completion of Quran recitation
14. Finish reading a book on the Prophet
15. Plan for the next year
16. To do list for the Night of Power


Welcome O Ramadan -Zain Bhika

Muslim Aid Ramadan Nasheed by Mujahid ul-Haq (ft. Labbayk)

Subhanallah Nasheed by Labbayk

Laylatul Qadar – by Kismet

September 23, 2008 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

RAMADAN 16th – Description of Paradise + + Travelling in Ramadan + American Ramadan

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

HOST: GreenKufi (Omar)

A Moment with the Quran:
Virtues of the Quran (PDF) – by Abdul Qadir Al Arna’oot

Surat ArRahman – Sh. Sadaqat Ali (22:00 minutes) [18s]

– Virtues of Surat Ar-Rahman: Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiAllahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘Everything has an adornment, and the adornment of the Qur’an is Surah ar Rahman’[Bayhaqi in Shuab al Eiman]

The Beauty of Islam:

Description of Paradise: (By Imaam Ibn Al-Qayim Al-Jawziyah)

Ramadan Help: A great source of information on Islam plus other cool stuff:

– Special Ramadan Feature every year.
– Audio Quran online (download or stream) of almost all Qari’s.
– Islamic Articles, Lecture, Series and other Material in English, Arabic & 33 other languages.
– You can find beautiful and touching flash videos on Islam that you can send to your friends.
– You can find Anasheed of all sorts for FREE to listen or download.
– You can find Beautiful backgrounds for your computer.
– You can also find a dedicated sister’s corner
– You can also find Greeting Cards
– You can also get a FREE web e-mail account with like yahoo, hotmail, or gmail.
– They even have a nice little feature (at the bottom of the arabic page) where you can look up who else in the world is currently on (which gives a nice sense of unity of the Muslim Ummah).

-Ramadan Q&A: Rulings regarding Ramadan while Traveling (

Stories of the Companions of the prophet Mohammad Peace be upon him:

Umm Sulaim bint Malhaan (may Allah be pleased with her)

Ramadan In North America:

Ramadan In America (4 parts)

Welcome O Ramadan – Zain Bhikha


Ummah Films – Ramadan Reruns – Br. Ali

September 16, 2008 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

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