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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-Qa'dah 1437 Calculations:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

Please observe Hilal for the Month of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 on Wednesday evening 29th Shawwal / 03rd August 2016 in accordance to the Sunnah and report to Wifaqul Ulama.

Quick (Country) Glance:

Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 Sighting Possibility
  03rd of August
04th of August
Canada   Impossible  
Chile Easy  
India  Not Applicable   Easy
Morocco   Impossible by Naked Eye  
Pakistan   Impossible  
Saudi Arabia   Impossible  
South Africa   Impossible by Naked Eye  
Turkey   Impossible  
United Kingdom   Impossible  
United States Possible  

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 August 02, 2016; Start on August 3rd 2016

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Tuesday August 02, 2016 at 20:44 UTC. There is no possibility of moonsighting in any inhabited part of the world. 

1437 11 1

 

Sighting on August 03, 2016; Start on August 4th 2016

Easily seen in many parts of the world.

1437 11 2

 

 

1 Turkey: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03. It is NOT ATTEMPTED or REPORTED by the Turkish Government but Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is showing 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 from Thursday the 04th of August 2016.

 

2 Saudi Arabia: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting no chances of Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03. It is NOT REPORTED by the Saudi Government but the 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar to correspond with Thursday the 04th of August 2016.

 

3 United States:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting some chances for Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03 if the conditions are perfect. 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 can be from Thursday the 04th of August 2016.

 

4 Chile:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting excellent chances for Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03 if the conditions are perfect. 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 can be from Thursday the 04th of August 2016.

 

5  Canada:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting no chances for Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03. However based on sighting in South America and USA, 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 can be from Thursday the 04th of August 2016.

 

Sighting on August 04, 2016; Start on August 5th 2016

 

1 South Africa: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting no chances for Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03 by the Naked Eyes. 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 can be from Friday the 05th of August 2016 either after completion of 30 days of Shawwal.

 

2 Morocco: South Africa: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting no chances for Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03 by the Naked Eyes. 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 can be from Friday the 05th of August 2016 either after completion of 30 days of Shawwal.

 

3 United Kingdom: South Africa: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting no chances for Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03 by the Naked Eyes. 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 can be from Friday the 05th of August 2016 either after completion of 30 days of Shawwal.

 

4 PakistanSouth Africa: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting no chances for Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03 by the Naked Eyes. 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 can be from Friday the 05th of August 2016 either after completion of 30 days of Shawwal.

 

5 IndiaHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting excellent chances for Moon Sighting on Thursday August 04 if the conditions are perfect. 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 can be from Friday the 05th of August 2016.

 

6Sri LankaSouth Africa: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting no chances for Moon Sighting on Wednesday August 03 by the Naked Eyes. 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah 1437 can be from Friday the 05th of August 2016 either after completion of 30 days of Shawwal.

 


Shawwal 1437 Announcements:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

Moon was not sighted in United Kingdom, east of Britain in our nearest Muslim country of Morocco and even further in South Africa. Wifaqul Ulama after consultation has therefore decided that 29 days of Ramadhan will be completed and Shawwal 2016 will begin from Wednesday the 06th of July 2016, which will be the day of Eidul-Fit'r

Wifaqul Ulama together and in consultation with Batley Moon Sighting Committee make the decision for the start of Islamic Months based on Moonsighting in UK (primary) and Morocco (secondary). Please note that the decision is not necessarily based on Morocco (monthly). Department of Islamic Affairs officially notifies the British Ulama by fax monthly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, provided as courtesy by Batley Moon Sighting Committee.

Financial Figures by Rabetah al-Ulama (Batley) as of 06th of July 2016 for the month of Shawwal 1437:

Zakaat Nisaab Mahre-Faatimi Minimum Mehr Gold (1 Tola) Gold (1 Gram)
 £275   £693   £14   £380.13   £32.59

Eid on Tuesday July 05, 2016

1 Turkey: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is showing (Eidul-Fit'r) RAMAZAN BAYRAMI from Tuesday July 05, 2016. There was NO possibility of moon sighting and it is NOT attempted by Government.

Eid on Wednesday July 06, 2016

 

1 Saudi ArabiaMoon not sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

2 Chile: Moon not sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

3 United States: Moon not sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

4 Canada: Moon not sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

5 Malaysia: Moon not sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

6 Singapore: Moon not sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

7 IndonesiaMoon not sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

8 New Zealand: Moon sighted in Sydney so Eid on Wednesday

 

9 Australia: Moon sighted in Sydney so Eid on Wednesday

 

10 Sri Lanka: Moon sighted in Sri Lanka so so Eid on Wednesday

 

11 Morocco: Moon sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

12 United Kingdom: Moon sighted in Morocco so Eid on Wednesday

 

13 South Africa:  Moon sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

14 Brunei: Moon sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

15 Kenya:  Moon sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

16 JapanMoon not sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

17 Hong KongMoon not sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

18 Pakistan: Moon sighted so Eid on Wednesday

 

Eid on Thursday July 07, 2016

 

1 (North) India: Moon was not sighted so Eid on Thursday

 

2 (South) India: Moon was not sighted so Eid on Thursday

 

3 Bangladesh: Moon was not sighted so Eid on Thursday