Crescent Moon Visibility of Muharram 1443 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Muharram 1443 shows that the moon will be born on 8 August 2021 at 13:50 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 9 August 2021 the moon will be visible in the UK to Morocco region (and throughout the world). Hence, the month of Muharram is most likely to start from 10 August 2021, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Muharram 1443 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Muharram 1443 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Muharram 1443 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Muharram 1443 AH on 9 - 10 August 2021 (29th Dhul Hijjah and the next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Muharram 1443 AH

Announcement for start of Muharram 1443 AH

On Monday 9th August 2021 (29th Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH) the Hilal of Muharram 1443 was sighted in the UK and in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH will have 29-days and the month of Muharram 1443 AH will start from Tuesday 10th August 2021, making Ashura (10 Muharram) fall on Thursday 19th August 2021, InShaAllah. It is recommended to fast 9th & 10th or 10th and 11th or all 3-days (9th, 10th and 11th), InshaAllah.

Significance of Ashura (10 Muharram)
1. Narrated Ibn `Abbas (R): When the Prophet (ﷺ) arrived at Medina he found that the Jews observed fast on the day of 'Ashura'. They were asked the reason for the fast. They replied, "This is the day when Allah caused Moses and the children of Israel to have victory over Pharaoh, so we fast on this day as a sign of glorifying it." Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "We are closer to Moses than you." Then he ordered that fasting on this day should be observed. (Bukhari) http://sunnah.com/bukhari/63/168 
2. Abdullah b 'Abbas (R) reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) had said: "If I live till the next (year), I would definitely observe fast on the 9th [along with the 10th]", and the narration transmitted by Abu Bakr said: "He meant the day of Ashura." (Muslim) http://sunnah.com/muslim/13/173 
3. Abu Qatadah (R) narrated that: the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "Fast the Day of Ashura, for indeed I anticipate that Allah will forgive (the sins of) the year before it." (Tirmidhi) https://sunnah.com/tirmidhi/8/71
Note that Saudi Arabia may announce the Muharram hilal on their SPA www.spa.gov.sa website.
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1442 shows that moon will be born on 10 July 2021 at 01:17 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 11 July 2021, it will be easily visible in the UK to Morocco region and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start from 12 July 2021 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Wednesday 21 July 2021), InShaAllah. See also: Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days) | Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj? | [YouTube]

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH on 10 - 11 July 2021 (29th Dhul Qaidah & the next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH

On Saturday 10th July 2021 (29th Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH) the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1442 was not sighted in the UK to Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH will start from Monday 12th July 2021 (making Eid-ul Adha to be on Wednesday 21 July 2021), InShaAllah.

Significance of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days)  
1. Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah)." He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?" He (ﷺ) replied, "Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it." (Bukhari, Book 9, Hadith 259)
2. Abu Qatadah (رضي الله عنه) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) was asked about the observance of Saum (fasting) on the day of Arafah (9th of Dhul Hijjah). He said, "It is an expiation for the sins of the preceding year and the current year." (Muslim, Book 9, Hadith 260)
Note that Saudi Arabia normally make official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Hijjah on www.spa.gov.sa website
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1442 shows that moon will be born on 10 June 2021 at 10:53 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 11 June 2021 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 12 June 2021, InshaAllah. Note that there will be an annular solar eclipse on 10 June 2021 across Europe/Asia/Africa.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH on 10 & 11 June 2021 (29th Shawwal & the next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH

On Thursday 10th June 2021 (29th Shawwal 1442 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1442 was not sighted in the UK to Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry. Therefore, the month of Shawwal 1442 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH will start from Saturday 12th June 2021, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar).
Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1442 shows that the moon will be born on 11 May 2021 at 19:00 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region (or anywhere in the whole world) on that date. However, on 12 May 2021, the moon may not be seen in the UK (by the naked eye) but it is likely to be seen in the West African countries, including Morocco (Dakhla). Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 13 May 2021, InShaAllah. Note that there will be a total lunar eclipse on 26 May 2021 across Australia to the Americas (bypassing the UK).

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1442 AH on 12 & 13 May 2021 (29th Ramadan and the next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shawwal 1442 AH

Announcement for start of Shawwal 1442 AH

On Wednesday 12th May 2021 (29th Ramadan 1442 AH) the Hilal of Shawwal 1442 was not sighted in the UK but it was sighted in Morocco region. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Ramadan 1442 AH will have 29-days and the month of Shawwal 1442 AH will start from Thursday 13th May 2021, InShaAllah. Eid Mubarak to all Muslims (and don't forget to share your Hilal photo on ICOUK website)!

Note that Saudi Arabia normally make their Shawwal announcement on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.