Date Added : 14-04-2021

Resolution No.(301)(5/2021) by the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies: "Sighting the Crescent of Ramadan, 1442 AH"

Date: (29/ Sha`ban/1442 AH), corresponding to (12/4/2021 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.

At its fifth session held on the above date, the Board reviewed sighting the crescent of Ramadan for this year (1442) based on the astronomical calculations conducted by the Crescents Committee of the General Iftaa` Department. 

After deliberating, the Board arrived at the following decision:

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Allah, The Almighty, says {What means}: "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}. Allah also says {What means}: "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 (Peace and blessings be upon him) 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 Board convened on Monday evening (29th of Sha`ban, 1442 AH, corresponding to 12/4/2021) to sight the crescent of Ramadan (the new moon).

Based on the findings of the Crescent Sighting Committee, which were harmonious with the astronomical calculations, at the General Iftaa` Department and other specialized authorities, it was ascertained to the Board that tomorrow, Tuesday, (13/4/2021) is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for this blessed year, 1442 AH. 

On this blessed occasion, the Board extends the warmest of congratulations to His Majesty King Abdullah the Second Ibn Al-Hussein, His Crown Prince, and the Hashemite Family, praying that Allah protects His Majesty and grants Him good health.

The Board also extends its congratulations to the people of Jordan as well as the Arab and Muslim Nation. It also prays that Allah makes it a month of peace, security, faith, goodness and piety. And may Allah accept our fast and night prayers. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

Chairperson of Iftaa` Board,

Grand Mufti of Jordan,

Sheikh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh, Member

Professor Mahmoud al-Sartawi, Member

Dr. Majid al-Darawsheh, Member

Sheikh Sa`eid Al-Hijjawi, Member

Judge, Dr. Samer al-Kobbaj, Member

Prof. Adam Nooh Al-Qhodaat, Member

Professor Amjad Rasheed, Member

Dr. Jameel Khatatbeh, Member

Dr. Ahmad Al-Hasanat, Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Zou`bi, Member