The crescent visibility maps on ICOUK website shows that on Sunday 5th June 2016, the Ramadan 1437 AH moon will not be possible to be sighted in the UK or East of UK/Morocco by the naked eye. [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]
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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