Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Thani/Akhir 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Thani 1442 shows that moon will be born on 15 November 2020 05:07 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 16 November 2020 the moon will be easily visible in the UK/Morocco region (and in most of the world). Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Thani is most likely to start from 17 November 2020, InShaAllah. Note that there will be a lunar eclipse on 29 - 30 November 2020 across South America to Australia/Asia.

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH on 15 - 16 November 2020 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal & 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 Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH

Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH

On Sunday 15th November 2020 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH) the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH will start from Tuesday 17th November 2020, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months).
Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 shows that moon will be born on 16 October 2020 at 19:31 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region (or anywhere in most of the world) on that date. However, on 17 October 2020 the moon will be easily visible in Morocco and most other countries of the world. Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal is most likely to start from 18 October 2020, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH on 17 - 18 October 2020 (29th Safar 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 Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH

Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH

On Saturday 17th October 2020 (29th Safar 1442 AH) the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 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 Safar 1442 AH will have 29-days and the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH will start from Sunday 18th October 2020, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months).
Crescent Moon Visibility of Safar 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Safar 1442 shows that moon will be born on 17 September 2020 at 11:00 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 18 September 2020 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Safar is most likely to start from 19 September 2020, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Safar 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Safar 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Safar 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Safar 1442 AH on 18 September 2020 (29th Muharram) 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 Safar 1442 AH

Announcement for start of Safar 1442 AH

On Friday 18th September 2020 (29th Muharram 1442 AH) the Hilal of Safar 1442 was sighted in the UK and Morocco region. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Muharram 1442 AH will have 29-days and the month of Safar 1442 AH will start from Saturday 19th September 2020, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months).
Crescent Moon Visibility of Muharram 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Muharram 1442 shows that moon will be born on 19 August 2020 at 2:42 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 20 August 2020 the moon will be visible in the UK/Morocco region (and throughout the world). Hence, the month of Muharram is most likely to start from 21 August 2020, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Muharram 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Muharram 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Muharram 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Muharram 1442 AH on 19 - 20 August 2020 (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 1442 AH

Announcement for start of Muharram 1442 AH

On Wednesday 19th August 2020 (29th Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH) the Hilal of Muharram 1442 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Muharram 1442 AH will start from Friday 21st August 2020, making Ashura (10 Muharram) to fall on Sunday 30th August 2020, 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.