The Ulama Summit held last May 12-14, 2017 attended by 300 Ulama nationwide has concluded with Ramadhan Moon sighting agenda. After a thorough consultation exchange of ideas among the Ulama participants, an Ijma’ or consensus decision reached as follows:

1. Taqweem or calendar to be followed: Ummul Qura Calendar as usual;

2. Date of Moon Sighting: 25 May coincide with 29 of Sha’ban;

3. Time to be declared: 8:30pm;

4. Places identified for Moon sighting:
5 provinces of ARMM, Zamboanga,
Davao, Gensan, CDO, Iligan, Pagadian
Cebu, Manila/NCMF, Cotabato &
Palawan.

5. Who has the authority to declare:
a. Dr. Aboulkhair Tarason,
Grand Mufti of ARMM

b. Sheikh Abu Huraira Udasan
Mufti of Bangsamoro/MILF

c. Sheikh Abdulbaki Abubakar
Grand Mufti of Region 9

d. Sheikh Muhammad Pasigan
Mufti of Davao

e. Sheikh Sharif Julasiri Abirin
Mufti of Sulu

f. Sheikh Abdulwahid Inju
NCMF Commissioner

g. Sheikh Abdulgani Alawi
Acting Mufti of Tawi-Tawi

h. Sheikh Morad Amanoddin
RDI current Mufti of Lanao