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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.


Sha'baan 1437 Calculations:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

Please observe Hilal for the Month of Sha'baan 1437 on Saturday evening 29th Rajab / 07th May 2016 in accordance to the Sunnah and report to Wifaqul Ulama.

Quick (Country) Glance:

Sha'baan 1437 Sighting Possibility
  06th of May
07th of May
Canada ✘ Impossible Easy
Chile ✘ Impossible Easy
India ✘ Impossible   May be Possible with Optical Aid
Morocco ✘ Impossible Easy
Pakistan ✘ Impossible   May be Possible with Optical Aid
Saudi Arabia ✘ Impossible   May be Possible with Optical Aid
South Africa ✘ Impossible Easy
Turkey ✘ Impossible   May be Possible with Optical Aid
United Kingdom ✘ Impossible   May be Possible with Optical Aid
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 May 06, 2016; start of Sha'aan 1437 from Saturday May 07, 2016:

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Friday May 06, 2016 at 19:29 UTC. There is NO possibility of Moon Sighting .

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New Moon Birth & Sighting on May 07, 2016; start of Sha'aan 1437 from Sunday May 08, 2016:

Easily seen in many parts of the world.

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1 Saudi Arabia: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Friday May 06. It is NOT REPORTED for this month by the Saudi Supreme Court. However, the 1st of Sha'baan 1437 is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar to correspond with May 08, 2016.

2 Turkey: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Friday May 06. It is NOT ATTEMPTED or REPORTED by the Turkish Government but Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is showing 1st of Sha'baan 1437 from Sunday the 08th of May 2016.

3 United States:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting good chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday the 7th of May. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Sha'baan 1437 will be from Sunday the 08th of April 2016 either by Moon Sighting or after completion of 30 days of Rajab 1437 (where applicable).

4 ChileHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting good chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday the 7th of May. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Sha'baan 1437 will be from Sunday the 08th of April 2016 either by Moon Sighting or after completion of 30 days of Rajab 1437 (where applicable).

5 Canada:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting good chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday the 7th of May. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Sha'baan 1437 will be from Sunday the 08th of April 2016 either by Moon Sighting or after completion of 30 days of Rajab 1437 (where applicable).

6 South Africa: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting good chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday the 7th of May. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Sha'baan 1437 will be from Sunday the 08th of April 2016.

7 Morocco: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting good chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday the 7th of May. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Sha'baan 1437 will be from Sunday the 08th of April 2016 either by Moon Sighting or after completion of 30 days of Rajab 1437 (where applicable).

8 United Kingdom: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting some chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday the 7th of May. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Sha'baan 1437 will be from Sunday the 08th of April 2016 based on easy chances for sighting in Africa.

9 PakistanHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting some chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday the 7th of May using Optical Aid. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Sha'baan 1437 will be from Monday the 09th of April 2016 or may be possible to start a day earlier but unlikely.

10 IndiaHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting some chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday the 7th of May using Optical Aid. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Sha'baan 1437 will be from Monday the 09th of April 2016 or may be possible to start a day earlier but unlikely.

11Sri LankaHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting some chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday the 7th of May using Optical Aid. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Sha'baan 1437 will be from Monday the 09th of April 2016 or may be possible to start a day earlier but unlikely.

 


 

Rajab 1437 Announcements:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

Wifaqul Ulama advises British Muslims to try to sight the moon in accordance with Sunnah on the evening of 08th of April 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

Zakaat Nisaab Mahre-Faatimi Minimum Mehr Gold (1 Tola) Gold (1 Gram)
         

Start of Rajab 1437 from Friday April 08, 2016

 

1 Turkey: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is showing 1st of Jumadal-Akhira from Thursday March 10, 2016. There was NO possibility of moon sighting and it is NOT attempted by Government

 

2 Saudi Arabia: There was NO possibility of moon sighting and it is NOT publicised by Saudi Government. 1st of Rajab is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar & Saudi media to correspond with Friday April 08, 2016.

 

3 Indonesia: Media reports suggest that Rajab 1437 has started from Friday.

 

Start of Rajab 1437 from Saturday April 09, 2016

 

1 Morocco: Moon has been sighted in India so Rajab 1437 will begin from Saturday.

 

2 United Kingdom: Moon has been sighted in Croydon so Rajab 1437 will begin from Saturday.

 

3 New Zealand: Awaiting News

 

4 Pakistan: Moon has been sighted in India so Rajab 1437 will begin from Saturday.

 

5 Bangladesh: Awaiting News

 

6 Chile: Awaiting News

 

7 Australia: Moon has been sighted so Rajab 1437 will begin from Saturday.

 

8 India: Moon has been sighted in India so Rajab 1437 will begin from Saturday.

 

9 South Africa:  Moon has been sighted so Rajab 1437 will begin from Saturday.

 

10 Sri Lanka: Moon has been sighted in Srilanka so Rajab 1437 will begin from Saturday.

 

11 United States: Awaiting News

 

12 Malaysia: e-Solat & media is Reportng that after completion of 30 days, Rajab 1437 will start from Saturday.

 

13 Singapore: Reports on Internet suggest that after completion of 30 days, Rajab 1437 will start from Saturday.

 

14 Brunei: Reports on Internet suggest that after completion of 30 days, Rajab 1437 will start from Saturday.

 

15 Canada: Awaiting News

 


 

  May be Possible