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

03 August 2016
United Kingdom

Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 03 August 2016, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Zabhier from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Zabhier commented: “Cloud cover prevented any viewing”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 03 August 2016, 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: “It was totally cloudy in York, so the sun was not seen let alone the moon!”.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 03 August 2016, ICOUK member Dr Ayyub Patel from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen at all due to heavy rainy clouds on western horizon”.


Dudley

Not seen after sunset: On 03 August 2016, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Dudley City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “Crescent was not seen due to thick, black clouds on the western horizon.”.


Morden

Not seen after sunset: On 03 August 2016, ICOUK member Mr Ayub Kara from Morden City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Ayub Kara commented: “Slight haze in western horizon, Hilal too low on horizon to be seen”.


Cardiff

Not seen before sunset: On 03 August 2016, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: “I was unable to view the crescent. There was very thick cloud cover”.


Walsall

Not seen after sunset: On 03 August 2016, ICOUK member Mr Wahid Akhtar from Walsall City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Wahid Akhtar commented: “Very cloudy but had breaks of clear sky too. Observation by 4 people from Barr Beacon Hill, Walsall (WS9 0QR)”.


04 August 2016
United Kingdom

Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 04 August 2016, ICOUK member Dr Ayyub Patel from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Although [the] western horizon was clear of clouds but due to so much light after sunset we couldn't see the crescent moon even today some 48 hours after it's birth”.


Morden

Not seen after sunset: On 04 August 2016, ICOUK member Mr Ayub Kara from Morden City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Ayub Kara commented: “Heavy clouds on wester horizon, Hilal not seen”.


Saltcoats (Scotland)

Not seen after sunset: On 04 August 2016, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Saltcoats (Scotland) City in the North Ayrshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “I have observed about 30 minutes after sunset but could not seen the moon”.


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