Advice: Start of Shawwal from Sun 24 May 2020, InshaAllah. [Read more]
UK Moon Sighting Organisations SurveyDoes your UK mosque or organisation follow moon sighting (and not Saudi Arabia)? Would your mosque or organisation committee agree to be part of an umbrella organisation? If the answer to both the questions are YES, please complete a short form ASAP. [bit.ly/icoukOrgsResults]
When is Ramadan 1441 AH? YouTube: https://youtu.be/KUq_uGA-y5k
Comparison of the UK and Morocco Hilal Sighting Reports (1437 - 1441 AH)Looking at the past few years of observation data, it appears that (1) it is possible to sight the first day’s Hilal on the UK horizon throughout the year (if a real effort is made), (2) attempting to sight the Hilal on 29th day (of Morocco) and the next day, shows that a UK-only criteria will double the number of 29th days sighting (see attached data table).
Use of Optical AidThe role of the telescope is not to create an object that does not exist (but rather to enhance the sighting of an object by making it bigger and brighter) without causing the premature date change (e.g. by CCD imaging) of a visibility-based calendar. [Read more]
Regional Moon Sighting Fatwa by Darul Uloom Deoband [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 moon visibility! [Read more]
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