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This page will Insha'Allah track moon sighting across various countries and will be updated monthly with the current and next month's moon sighting details and information.


Dhul-Hijjah 1437 Calculations:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

Wifaqul Ulama advises British Muslims to try to sight the Hilal for the Month of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 on Friday evening 29th Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 / 2nd of September 2016 and notify us via our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., twitter, facebook or by calling +447956589613.

Quick (Country) Glance:

کیا عید الاضحی اور عرفات کا دن آپس میں ملے ہوے ہیں؟

Dhul-Hijjah 1437 Sighting Possibility
  01st of September
02nd of September
Canada   Impossible Easy
Chile   Impossible Easy
India   Impossible Possible
Morocco   Impossible Easy
Pakistan   Impossible Possible
Saudi Arabia   Impossible Possible
South Africa   Impossible Easy
Turkey   Impossible Possible
United Kingdom   Impossible   Not Possible
United States   Impossible Easy

What is Odeh Visibility Criteria?

A new criterion for lunar crescent visibility has been established using 737 observations, almost half of them obtained by the Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP). This criterion is based on two variables, viz. the topocentric arc of vision and the topocentric crescent width. The new model is able to predict the visibility of the lunar crescent both for naked eye and optically aided observations. From the database we found a Danjon limit of 6.4 degrees.

New Moon Birth & Sighting on September 01; Start on September 02 & Eidul-Adha on September 11, 2016

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Thursday September 01, 2016 at 10:03 UTC. There is no possibility of moonsighting in any inhabited part of the world. 

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Saudi Absurdity:

1 Saudi Arabia: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. The 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar to correspond with September 01, 2016.  Lets hope that this turns out to be not True since there is no Moon to sight!

The reason the date on Ummul-Qura Calendar is absurd is because there is Annular Eclipse of the Sun on 2016 September 01. Please see animation for Makkah. It is not possible for moon to be sighted during an Eclipse!

Sighting on September 02, 2016; Start on September 03, 2016 & Eidul-Adha on September 12, 2016

Easily seen in many parts of the world.

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1 Turkey: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. It is NOT ATTEMPTED or REPORTED by the Turkish Government but Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is showing 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016.

 

2 United States:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 is likely to start from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016.

 

3 Chile:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 is likely to start from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016.

 

4  Canada:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 is likely to start from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016.

 

5 South Africa: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 is likely to start from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016.

 

6 Morocco: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 is likely to start from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016.

 

7 United Kingdom: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 is likely to start from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016 due to chances of sighting in South Africa & Morocco.

 

8 PakistanHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 is likely to start from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016.

 

9 IndiaHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 is likely to start from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016.

 

10Sri LankaHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Thursday September 01. 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 is likely to start from Saturday the 03rd of September 2016.

 


Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 Announcements:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain or in our closest Muslim country of Morocco. It was also not sighted in South Africa. Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 30 days of Shawwal will be completed and Dhul Qadah 1437 will begin from Friday, the 5th of August 2016.

Financial Figures by Rabetah al-Ulama (Batley) as of 03rd of August 2016 for the month of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437:

Zakaat Nisaab Mahre-Faatimi Minimum Mehr Gold (1 Tola) Gold (1 Gram)
 £382.82   £911.61   £18.24   £380.13   £32.78

 

Start of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Thursday August 04, 2016

 

1 Turkey: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 (ZİLKADE) from Thursday August 04, 2016. There was NO possibility of moon sighting and it is NOT attempted by Government.

 

2 Saudi Arabia: Awaiting News

 

3 Malaysia: Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 (Zulkaedah) starts from Thursday August 04, 2016. There was NO possibility of moon sighting

 

4 Singapore: Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 (Zulkaedah) starts from Thursday August 04, 2016. There was NO possibility of moon sighting

 

5 IndonesiaAwaiting News

 

Start of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday August 05, 2016

 

1 New Zealand: Awaiting News

 

2 Australia: Moon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

3 Sri Lanka: Moon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

4 MoroccoMoon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

5 United KingdomMoon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

6 South Africa:  Moon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

7 Brunei: Awaiting News

 

8 Kenya:  Awaiting News

 

9 JapanAwaiting News

 

10 Hong KongAwaiting News

 

11 Pakistan: Moon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

12 (North) India: Moon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

13 (South) India: Awaiting News

 

14 Bangladesh: Awaiting News

 

15 Chile: Moon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

16 United States: Moon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

17 Canada: Moon for Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Friday the 05th of August 2016.