Notice: Please look for the Hilal of Shaban 1440 AH on 5 - 6 April 2019. [Read more]
Shaban logoSignificance and virtues of Shaban
The month of Shaban is the 8th month of an Islamic calendar. It is one of a few months that hold a higher status as compared to other months and hence they are given more value and significance by the Muslims, as stated below. It is reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to fast most in Shaban except the last few days of the month. Shaban is the month that comes between the two blessed and sacred months of Rajab (7th month) and Ramadan (9th month). [Read more]
The Fallacy of 1986 MS Meeting BuryThe Fallacy of 1986 Moon Sighting Meeting

The Muslims of UK agreed on a Shariah compliant moon sighting criteria at an International Moon Sighting Conference held in London (1984), but this was abandoned at a small meeting held in Darul Uloom Bury (1986) in order to follow Saudi Arabia, which has been proven to be false/invalid. [Read more]

Hijri Date API for NACSA criteria (Saudi Arabia)

NACSA posterThe NACSA criteria is based on 545 observations, made by professional astronomers over a duration of 27 years (1988 - 2015) and from different locations within Saudi Arabia.The Moon Sighting UK website database has been updated with the NACSA criteria so any Website and/or Mobile App developers may use the ICOUK Hijri Date API to display the daily, monthly or yearly Hijri calendars based on the NACSA moon sighting criteria (Saudi Arabia)." [Read more]

Why look for the moon after 29th date? [Read more] | First day's moon on UK horizon [Read more]
Towards a United Eid in the UK Survey Results [Read more: https://goo.gl/HCFP7f]

The Android version of the Hijri Calendar Widgets is now live on the Google Play. [Read more]

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Regional Moon Sighting Fatwa by Darul Uloom Deoband
What is the basis of Global Moon Sighting in Hanafi Madhab? I wish to know if the global sighting rule is the opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa (رحمه الله, d. 772 CE) himself or was it decided later by other scholars of the Hanafi school, such as Imam Ibn Abedin Ash-Shami [رحمه الله, d. 1836 CE]? [Read more]
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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 moon visibility! [Read more]


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