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Date Added : 28-05-2020

Resolution No.(285)(5/2020):"Sighting the Crescent of Ramadan for the Hijri Year 1441"

Date: (29/ Sha`ban/1441 AH), corresponding to (23/4/2020 AD).


 All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May his peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

On its fourth session held on the above date, the Board reviewed sighting the crescent of Ramadan for this year (1441) based on the astronomical calculations conducted by the Crescents Committee of the General Iftaa` Department.After deliberating this issue, the Board decided the following:In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Allah, The Almighty, says: "Ramadhan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting"{Al-Baqarah/185}. He, the Exalted, also says: "They ask thee concerning the New Moons. Say: They are but signs to mark fixed periods of time in (the affairs of) men, and for Pilgrimage"{Al-Baqarah/189}. Moreover, the Prophet (PBUH) says: "Observe fast on sighting it (the new moon) and break it on sighting it." {Related by Bukhari}.

In compliance with the texts of Sharia, the Iftaa` Board accompanied by the Chief Justice, the Minister of Awqaf, a number of eminent scholars, and experts of astronomy convened on Thursday evening (29th of Sha`baan, 1441 AH, corresponding to 23/4/2020) to sight the crescent of Ramadan(the new moon).

Based on the findings of the Crescent Sighting Committee of the General Iftaa` Department and other specialized authorities, it was ascertained to the Board that tomorrow, Friday (24/ 4/2020), will be the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for the Hijri year 1441.

Accordingly, the Board is pleased to extend the warmest of congratulations to His Majesty King Abdullah the second Ibn Al-Hussein, His crown Prince, and the Hashemite Family on this blessed occasion. May Allah protect His Majesty and grant Him good health. The Board also extends its congratulations to the people of Jordan as well as the Arab and Muslim Nation. It prays that Allah makes it a month of peace, security, goodness, piety and righteousness. And may Allah accept our fast and night prayers. And Allah the Almighty knows best. 


Chairperson of Iftaa` Board,

Grand Mufti of Jordan,

Dr. Abdulkareem al-Khasawneh

Dr. Mohammad al-khalayleh

Dr. Mahmoud al-Sartawi, Member

Sheikh Sa`eid Al-Hijjawi, Member

Judge Khalid Woraikat, Member

Dr. Majed al-Darawsheh, Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Zou`bi/ Member

Prof. Adam Nooh Al-Qhodaat/Member

Dr. Amjad Rasheed/Member

Dr. Jamil Khatatbeh/Member

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