Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1438 shows that moon will be born on 23 July 2017 at 09:45 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 24 July 2017 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 25 July 2017, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH on 24 July 2017 (29th Shawwal) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH

24 July 2017
United Kingdom

Leicester

Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Farsan Mansoor from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Farsan Mansoor commented: “Assalamu alaikku as usual went with our LTJ brothers to sight the moon but not sighted it was cloudy”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Maulana Ebrahim Ravat from York City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Ebrahim Ravat commented: “[visitor from Batley - admin]”.


Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Omar Mahomed from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Omar Mahomed commented: “Sightings of the crescent were seen by 2 other local astronomers 
[visitor from Doncaster - admin]”.


Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “There were over twenty people in our York Astronomical Society Observatory group, following a training session earlier in the day at the York Mosque about the principle and practice of moon sighting. Volunteers came from Doncaster (4), Bolton (2), Batley (4), Newcastle (1) and York (4), plus a number of astronomers. It was clear sky before sunset but it soon became cloudy after sunset when the moon was very close to the horizon below the treeline. Two of the astronomers said they saw it with binoculars (before sunset) for few seconds, but majority of us could not see it with either binoculars or naked eye (before or after sunset). It was good practice for our new participants and they went away confident to try the methods of locating the moon in their own cities in future, InshaAllah”.


Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “[visitor from Bolton - admin]”.


Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Aamir Sharif from York City in the Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Aamir Sharif commented: “Observed western horizon before, during and after sunset but could not sight the Hilal
[visitor from Newcastle - admin]”.


Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Ms Ruzina Islam from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Ms Ruzina Islam commented: “[visitor from Doncaster - admin]”.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen. Although sky was clear there was a lot of haze near skyline.  The crescent moon was not seen”.


Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Soyeb Yusuf from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Soyeb Yusuf commented: “Observed for some time before and after sunset, but was not succesfull in sighting the cresent”.


Shoreham-by-Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Shoreham-by-Sea City in the West Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “5 people with me went to shore ham by sea to challenge today's moon sighting But not seen. sky was partly cloudy Our uktj will complete 30 days of shawwal and Dul Qaida will begin from 26/07/17 Tuesday insha Allah ”.


London

Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “Over a dozen of us attempted to observe the Hilal in [London] Euston after Maghrib Salaah. The group were inexperienced observers. The location for  our practical observation was not suitable. We could not observe the western horizon because of the tall buildings and trees. The Hilal was not sighted  ”.


Slough

Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “Despite efforts, we could not sight the moon most possibly because of the partially cloudy western horizon at sunset in Slough”.


High Wycombe

Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Khaiam Shabbir from High Wycombe City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Telescope.

Mr Khaiam Shabbir commented: “Not sighted”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: “We were on Caerphilly Mountain in South Wales [271 m/889 ft high], We had an unobstructed view of the western horizon. We were present before sunset and remained present afterwards for a prolonged period. I was with two witnesses Ruslan Pilyarov and Mustafa Younis. We could not view the moon but there were a small number of faint clouds and haze just on the horizon but overall the majority of  sky was clear, we did however enjoy the viewing Jupiter and Saturn afterwards”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 24 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the United Kingdom County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I used the moon app to find moonset time on mobile phone  to know time to start and end observations, that was before observations. I couldn't see the moon in the skies although it was clear skies”.


25 July 2017
United Kingdom

Bolton

Seen before sunset: On 25 July 2017, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “Three of us have seen the moon with naked eye between 21:04 to 21:16, at 11° to 9°, and then it disappeared in the clouds”.


Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH

On Monday 24th July 2017 (29th Shawwal 1438 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1438 was not sighted in the UK (after sunset), but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Shawwal 1438 AH will have 29-days and the month of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH will start from Tuesday 25th July 2017, Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah