Advice: Start of Shaban 1439 from 18 April 2018, InShaAllah. [Read more]
HilalCompetition 2018 05 16aTo encourage more Hilal sighting participation in the UK, we have decided to run a "Spot the Moon Photo Competition" every month from the UK and whosoever is judged to submit the best photo of the Hilal will be the winner, InShaAllah. If you wish to support the prize by purchasing any of the ICOUK Merchandise, please make a donation. [Read more]
Why look for the moon on the 29th date and the next day? [Read more]
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Regional Moon Sighting Fatwa by Darul Uloom Deoband
What is the basis of Global Moon Sighting in Hanafi Madhab? I wish to know if the global sighting rule is the opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa (رحمه الله, d. 772 CE) himself or was it decided later by other scholars of the Hanafi school, such as Imam Ibn Abedin Ash-Shami [رحمه الله, d. 1836 CE]? [Read more]
 
The Islamic Hijri Date API Usage for Websites and Mobile Apps. [Read more]
LondonHilal 2018 02 17First day's moon on UK horizon

Looking at the predicted crescent visibility maps for a whole year, it can be seen that from the start of 1439 AH (2018) the first day's Hilal appears on the northern hemisphere almost every month. However, prior to 1439 AH, it used to appear approximately 6 months on the southern hemisphere and the other 6 months on the northern hemisphere. [Read more]

Should other countries follow the moon sighting news of Saudi Arabia?
The advice of all the past and present Muftis of Saudi Arabia, including Shaykh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz (RA) to other countries/ regions is not to follow their moon sighting news. Shaykh Bin Baz (RA) said: "As for those who say that it is necessary to follow the sighting of Makkah, then let it be known to them, that there is no proof or basis for this [in the Quran and Ahadith]" (فأما قول من قال إنه ينبغي أن يكون المعتبر رؤية هلال مكة خاصة ، فلا أصل له ولا دليل عليه). Ref: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/article/245
Lead Hilal Observers from UK Regions [Read more]
Letter to Darul Uloom Bury | Moon Sighting Practice And Darul Uloom Bury
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Solar eclipse proves the inaccuracy of the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar

On Sunday 3rd November 2013 there was a total solar eclipse in Africa and a partial one in the Middle East, where many thousands of people witnessed the birth of the moon by the human eye, without relying on astronomical calculations. This proved beyond any doubt that the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar does not match the visibility of the moon! [Read more]


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