News: 1st Rabi-ul Awwal 1438 AH from Thursday, 1st December 2016, InshaAllah [Read more]
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Moon Sighting by Shaykh Mohammed Ibrahim Memon

This paper/fatwa discusses the different moon sighting criteria, including: Astronomical Calculations, Universal Moon Sighting, Following Saudi Arabia, Following Saudi Arabia for Dhul-Hijjah Only, Local Sighting for All Months and then concludes with the one that has the strongest evidences from the Shariah [Read more]

See details of first day's moon on UK horizon in 1438 AH (2016/7) [Read more]
PrayerTimes 1438 01 Muharram notesHow to make Hijri Calendar Prayer Timetables
It is Fard al Kifaya (communal obligation) to establish and use the Hijri calendar by all the Muslim communities. This article explains how to easily convert a Gregorian calendar date based Prayer timetable to Hijri calendar date based one, with simple examples (including Saudi Ummul Qura calendar dates). [Read more]
 
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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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