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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 Announcements:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

 Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain. However, we have received credible and verified news of sighting in South Africa. News from Morocco as it emerges will be updated on our site later. Ulama have therefore decided that Dhul Hijjah 1437 will begin from Saturday, the 03rd of September 2016.

Financial Figures by Rabetah al-Ulama (Batley) as of 02nd of September 2016 for the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1437:

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

 

Start of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 on Saturday September 03 2016, Eidul-Adha on Monday September 12

1 Turkey: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü has Dhul-Hijjah 1437 (ZİLHİCCE) from Saturday September 03, 2016. There was NO possibility of moon sighting and it is NOT attempted by Government.

 

2 Saudi ArabiaMoon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

3 Malaysia: Moon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

4 Singapore: Moon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

5 IndonesiaMoon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

6 Australia: Moon was sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

7 Sri Lanka: Moon was sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

8 MoroccoMoon was sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

9 United KingdomMoon was sighted in South Africa so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

10 South Africa:  Moon was sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

12 Brunei: Moon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

13 United States: Moon was sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

14 Canada: Moon was sighted in America so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

15 Reunion: Moon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Saturday.

 

Start of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 on Sunday September 04 2016, Eidul-Adha on Tuesday September 13

 

1 New Zealand: Moon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Sunday

 

2 Pakistan: Moon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Sunday

 

3 (North) India: Moon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Sunday

 

4 (South) India: Moon was not sighted so 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1437 falls on Sunday

 


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.