News Flash: Abdullah Al-Munea of Saudi Arabia advises the supreme court to reject testimonies of any hilal witnesses which goes against *astronomical calculations* (moonset before sunset on Monday 4th July 2016). On Tuesday 5th July, most countries of the world should easily see the hilal of Shawwal 1437AH by naked eye, inshaAllah. [OKAZ: 25/6/16]

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All ICOUK Members are requested to check their emails for a personalised link to subscribe to our mailing list. Only those members who have subscribed to our new mailing list will receive future Hilal Alert emails. If you have not received any email from our website, please check your Junk folder and report it to [16/6/2016]

10 HilalNotice Shawwal1437 MoonAge webWhen to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1437 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1437 AH on 5 July 2016 (29th Ramadan) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Read more]


Crescent Moon (Hilal) Observation Reporting Process

All ICOUK Members are requested to send future Hilal Observation Report via our new Observation Report form on the 29th lunar date (or as soon as possible). It will be published on the Observation Results page under the observer's name. It may also be used to form the basis of starting the next Hijri month (as decided by the UK Ulama), InshaAllah. [Read more]

Hilal Sighting & Islamic Dates By Dr Salman Shaikh

This paper investigates different options proposed for determination of Islamic dates including: Global vs. Local sighting; Sighting vs. Calculations; Calculations for Dark Astronomical New Moon vs. Calculations for Visible Crescent (Hilal); Telescopes vs. Naked eye; Saudi sighting process and its implications; Issue of Eid ul Adha date; Group vs. Solo sighting ; Number of witnesses required, Size of Matla etc. [Read more]

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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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