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]
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
02 September 2016
Not seen after sunset: On 02 September 2016, ICOUK member Hafiz 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.
Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen with naked eye”.
Not seen after sunset: On 02 September 2016, ICOUK member Mr Makbul Jaffer from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.
03 September 2016
Not seen after sunset: On 03 September 2016, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Crawley City in the West Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.
Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “We [I and Razmil Nizam] could not see the moon as sky full of clouds and rain observed from after magrib 20:15 till moon set time 20:37 ”.
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