Crescent Moon Visibility of Ramadan 1437 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Ramadan 1437 shows that moon will be born on 5 June 2016 at 02:59 GMT/UT, but it may not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 6 June 2016 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Ramadan is most likely to start from 7 June 2016.

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1437 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1437 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1437 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1437 AH on 5 June 2016 (29th Shaban) 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 Ramadan 1437 AH

Announcement for start of Ramadan 1437 AH

On Sunday 5th June 2016 (29th Shaban 1437 AH) the Hilal of Ramadan 1437 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Shaban 1437 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Ramadan 1437 AH will start from Tuesday 7th June 2016, Insha-Allah.

Note that none of the official Saudi Hilal Committee astronomers (with telescopes) could see the Hilal on 5th June 2016, but the usual early-sighters from near Riyadh have claimed a sighting.
Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1437 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1437 shows that moon will be born on 4 July 2016 at 11:01 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 5 July 2016 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 6 July 2016.

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1437 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1437 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1437 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1437 AH on 5 July 2016 (29th Ramadan) 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 Shawwal 1437 AH

Announcement for start of Shawwal 1437 AH

On Tuesday 5th July 2016 (29th Ramadan 1437 AH) the Hilal of Shawwal 1437 AH was not sighted in the UK even though some places have clear sky. However, it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Ramaadan 1437 AH will have 29-days and the month of Shawwal 1437 AH will start from Wednesday 6th July 2016, Insha-Allah. Eid Mubarak!

Note that Saudi Arabia started Ramadan 1437 AH 1-day ahead of UK/Morocco, but decided to complete the month as 30-days (same as their Ummul Qura calendar) resulting their 1st Shawwal 1437 AH to be also on Wednesday 6th July 2016. We are unable to find their official Hilal Sighting announcement for Shawwal on www.spa.gov.sa website as they normally publish for Ramadan, but it can be seen on Fatwa-Online website.
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1437 shows that moon will be born on 2 August 2016 at 20:44 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date (or the next day, 3 August 2016). However, on 4 August 2016 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 5 August 2016, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH (b)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH (c)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH on 3 August 2016 (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 1437 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH

On Wednesday 3rd August 2016 (29th Shawwal 1437 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1437 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Shawwal 1437 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH will start from Friday 5th August 2016, Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1437 shows that moon will be born on 1 September 2016 at 09:03 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 2 September 2016 it will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start from 3 September 2016 (hence Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Monday 12 September 2016), InshaAllah. Note that there will be a solar eclipse on 1 September 2016 across Central Africa. [Read more]

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH on 2 September 2016 (29th Dhul Qaidah) 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 Hijjah 1437 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH

On Friday 2nd September 2016 (29th Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH) the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1437 was not sighted in the UK, but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH will have 29-days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH will start from Saturday 3rd September 2016 (making Eid-ul Adha on Monday 12th September 2016), Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia normally make official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Hijjah on www.spa.gov.sa website