Hilal or Crescent Moon for Shawwal 1433 was Sighted

The crescent moon or hilal that marks the beginning of the islamic month of Shawwal year 1433 AH has been sighted in Fiji Island. According to website moonsighting.com, a member of the Moonsighting Committee Worldwide (MCW) M Shamim Ali from Samabula Suva, Fiji Island has reported the verified sighting. The report was announced by Mohammed Taabish Akbar, General Secretary of Fiji Muslim League, which is also a MCW member, on the evening of Saturday, 18 August 2012.

Therefore, the muslims there will celebrate Eid ul Fitr on Sunday, 19 August 2012.

We would like to say, as well:

Eid ul Fitr Mubarak!

May Allah accept our deeds during Ramadan.

Habib bin Hilal

Habib bin Hilal is Editor in Chief of this blog and manager of the website: Alhabib - Coloring with Islam.


  1. Assalamo Alaikum , The age of the moon which was sighted by some members in Fiji was 14hrs 59min. But according to Royal Astronomical Society the youngest moon ever sighted by naked human eye is 15.4 min in 1871 when atmospheric pollution, and city light pollution did not exist, In recent times the crescent that has been seen with naked eye had the angle of 10.5° which corresponds to 17 to 21 hours of age. Remember, even 17 to 21 hours age does not mean that every moon of this age will be visible. My argument here is if the moon of 14hrs59min had actually being sighted in Fiji then this is miracle or this is breaking the record of 1871 time of 15.4.. The Muslim Community should take this seriously and should release the names and identity of the 3 person who has sighted .

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