Night 31 – Reports – Wednesday May 12 2021 – Ontario, Canada


on the night before Eid,

After praying my Maghrib Salat,

I enthusiastically go outside to search for the new moon and then email my report to

This time I was simply too tired to go outside.

Unusual for me.


There were three Moonsighting Reports from Canada posted,

at least two of the reports are from my home province of Ontario.

If I read correctly, one of the reports is from a Brother who is from Ottawa, Ontario, but is in the State of Maryland, USA from where he made his report, not sure if he is indeed in Ottawa tonight . . .


1. Seen: Mr Ishaq Majeed from Ottawa Ontario reported:

We (a group of 7 Muslims) sighted the new moon of Shawwal in Maryland.

Clear skies, about 60 degrees farenheit.

The moon was about 45 degrees southwest from the Planet venus.

2.  Seen: MCW member Shahid Rashid from Mississauga Ontaio reported:


I went with my two sons 16 and 23 years old.

We sighted the moon with lot of difficulty after 30 minutes of sunset.

The moon was very faint and extremely difficult to find.

Allah helped us because there was small star and I was looking through binoculars whether that was the glimpse of the moon or what and after few minutes of staring at it,

the moon appeared in my view but still kept disappearing.

It was really a marvelous sight Alhamdulillah.

Note the moon was almost 30 hours old and still so faint.

3. Seen: MCW member Shakeel Anwar from Mississauga Ontaio reported:

Alhamdullilah the hilal was sighted tonight at 9:15pm on May 12th, 2021.

The moon was approximately 3 degrees above the Western horizon in the constellation Taurus the Bull.

The horns of the moon were oriented pointing to the northwest, in approximately a 10 o’clock orientation.

To the right of the moon was the planet Venus.

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