20170427221039 YorkHilal 2017 04 27bStart of Shaban 1438 AH from Friday 28th April 2017

The Hilal of Shaban 1438 was sighted in the UK in many places, including at the York Astronomical Society Observatory by Qamar Uddin, Aqeal Peero, Yusuf Neto and two others at 20:51 hrs BST with binoculars and 20:55 hrs BST by naked eye (through breaks in the clouds), Alhamdulillah. [Read more]

 How to sight the first day's moon on UK horizon in 1438 AH (2016/7) [Read more]
Signing the Letter to Hazrat Maulana Yusuf Motala Sahib (حفظه الله), Darul Uloom Bury is now closed [Read more]
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Many thanks to all our website visitors and supporters for your anonymous survey votes on the Regional Moon Sighting Criteria for the UK. The overwhelming majority of you have supported it (94% Yes / 6% No votes). JazakAllahu Khairan for your time. [Read more]

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Fatwa Supporting Regional Moon Sighting Criteria
"To abandon a close country’s sightings and to accept Saudi’s sighting, is in contradiction with the principles of Fiqh”, Fatwa by Darul Uloom Deoband, Mazahirul Uloom, Jamia Islamia Taleemud Deen and many others [Read more, pdf] [Urdu/اردو]
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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]

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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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