New Moon Sighting for Syawal 1439H Explained

Bandar Seri Begawan – There is another chance to break the national record for the youngest moon crescent on June 14, 2018 during the upcoming moon crescent observation for Syawal 1439H.

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Infographic of Syawal 1439H New Moon Sighting
Infographic of Syawal 1439H New Moon Sighting

Reminder: This is only a computational analysis data. The result/declaration of the sighting will be announced through official media by the government.

New Lunar Crescent of Syawal 1437 seen from Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan – July 05, 2016. A group of members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam was at the Agok Hill in Tutong for the moonsighting to observe the new moon of Syawal 1437H. The western sky was partly cloudy especially new the horizon with the sun set behind the clouds on that evening. At about 15 minutes after sunset, at the clouds break, the 24 hour old hilal was firstly visible through telescopes and CCD Camera at around 6.52 pm. Continue reading “New Lunar Crescent of Syawal 1437 seen from Brunei”

Basis for Using the Rukyah Method for Determining the Arrival of Ramadan and Syawal in Brunei Darussalam

By Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi1 & Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan

Source: Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture December 2015, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 13-22 ISSN: 2333-5904 (Print), 2333-5912 (Online) Copyright © The Author(s). All Rights Reserved. Published by American Research Institute for Policy Development DOI: 10.15640/jisc.v3n2a2 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.15640/jisc.v3n2a2

Abstract

There are various methods used to determine the arrival of Ramadan (fasting) and Syawal in South East Asia. Malaysia and Indonesia use the rukyah (sighting of the moon) and hisab (mathematical calculations), Singapore uses the hisab while Brunei only uses the rukyah method. These differences are due to the different basis for using a certain method to determine the arrival of Ramadan and Syawal. The basis here refers to religious references and forms of istidlal (inferences). The question is, what religious references are used to substantiate the adoption of the rukyah method in Brunei? What is their form of istidlal based on the religious references? To answer all these questions this study has two objectives. Firstly, it intends to determine the religious references that act as the basis for using the rukyah method in Brunei. Secondly, to analyse the different forms of istidlal based on the religious references. In order to achieve these objectives, this qualitative study used library research and expert interview methods for collecting data. All the data were analysed using the content analysis method. Lastly, this study concluded that religious references from the al-Qur’an and Hadith used as a basis for applying the rukyah method in Brunei is similar to the religious references used as a basis for applying rukyah and hisab in other South East Asian countries. The only difference is the various forms of istidlal.

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2004 Nov 13 Laporan Cerapan Hilal Syawal 1425H anak bulan yang paling muda kelihatan

Anak bulan Syawal 1425 H pada 13 Nov 2004 yang berumur kurang 20  jam. Bukit Agok. Oleh Pg Shahdani Pg Anom.
Anak bulan Syawal 1425 H pada 13 Nov 2004 yang berumur kurang 20 jam. Bukit Agok. Oleh Pg Shahdani Pg Anom.

Bandar Seri Begawan, 13 November 2004 – Rukyah Hilal Syawal diadakan pada petang hari ini bersamaan 29 Ramadhan.

Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam juga membuat cerapan anak bulan pada petang tadi bertempat di kawasan lapang Bukit Agok, Tutong. Hanya empat orang ahli PABD yang hadir untuk pencerapan.

Ufuk Barat ketika matahari terbenam (jam 18:02) 13 November 2004. Bukit Agok, Tutong
Ufuk Barat ketika matahari terbenam (jam 18:02) 13 November 2004. Bukit Agok, Tutong

Walaupun kawasan sebelah ufuk barat berawan sedikit, sabit anak bulan yang berumur kurang dari 20 jam telah kelihatan selepas beberapa minit matahari terbenam.
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