Advice: Start of Rajab 1439 AH from Mon 19 Mar 2018, InshaAllah. [Read more]
Why look for the moon on the 29th date and the next day? [Read more]
HilalCompetition 2018 03 18aTo 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]
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:
Lead Hilal Observers from UK Regions

LeadHilalObserversThe 1st day's crescent moon (Hilal) for Ramadan/Eid is slowly moving towards the northern hemisphere and it will be easily visible on the UK horizon from next year (1439 AH/2018 CE), inshaAllah. If you feel you can spare about 2 hours a month (ie. under 5 minutes/day) to revive the Sunnah of Moon Sighting in your area, please reply to this message. [Read more]

Letter to Darul Uloom Bury | Moon Sighting Practice And Darul Uloom Bury
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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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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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