Crescent Moon Visibility of Muharram 1437 AH
The crescent visibility map below for Muharram 1437 shows that moon will be born on 13 October 2015 at 00:06 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 14 October 2015 the moon will be easily visible throughout most of the world. Hence, the month of Muharram is most likely to start from 15 October 2015.
When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Muharram 1437 AH
Please look for the Hilal of Muharram 1437 AH on 13 October 2015 (29th Dhul Hijjah) 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 Muharram 1437 AH
13 October 2015
Not seen after sunset: On 13 October 2015, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.
Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “Back-dated report: The Hilal of Muharram 1437 AH was not sighted in the UK or anywhere from the east of UK/Morocco on 13 October 2015.”.
Announcement for start of Muharram 1437 AH
The Hilal of Muharram 1437 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region on Tuesday 13th October 2015 (29th Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH). We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.
Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Muharram 1437 AH will start from Thursday 15th October 2015, making Ashura (10 Muharram) to fall on Saturday 24th October 2015, Insha-Allah.
Note that Saudi Arabia did not sight the moon on Tuesday 13th October 2015 from the usual places near Riyadh (Shaqra/Sudair) due to clouds. Hence, they may also start the month from Thursday 15th October 2015.