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Welcome to the official website of the Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity.

The Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity was established in the early 1970's by the most senior and renowned scholar of Toronto namely Sh. Khalil Sufi. Till today Sh. Khalil Sufi stands as the chair of the Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity along with other many local scholars.

The Hilal Committee was established because of the extensive confusion amongst the Muslim community in regards to the beginning of Islamic months and Islamic holidays – namely Ramadan and the two Eids – which directly stems from misunderstandings about the moon sighting procedure as explained in the Holy Quran and Sunnah.

As the years past, different Imams, scholars and representatives from the various mosques (masajid) through out Canada have joined and continue to join the Hilal Committee to determine the Islamic calendar through the actual local sighting of the moon as instructed in accordance to the Quran and Sunnah.

Hilal Committee Team:

Chair (ameer): TBA

Deputy Chairs:  Mufti Aslam Kachwi, Sh. Asif Qasmi

Religious Affairs (fiqh committee): Mufti Yusuf Panchbhaya, Sh. Ayub Mamun,  Mufti Aslam Nakhuda,  Mufti Abdullah Mangera, Mufti Ibrahim Kureshi

Coordinators: Br. Yunus Pandor, Br. Vali Mohammed

Astronomy Experts: Br. Vali Mohammed & Br. Omar Afzal

Membership: Islamic Centers and Masajid across Canada

Affiliation: Hilal Committees in various provinces and states in North America & the Caribbean

  Address: 1015 Danforth Ave. Toronto Ontario M4J 1M1 Phone: 416 465 7833 or 416 970 5786 E-Mail: [email protected]