Crescent Moon Visibility of Muharram 1438 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Muharram 1438 shows that moon will be born on 1 October 2016 at 00:11 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 2 October 2016 the moon will be easily visible throughout most of the world. Hence, the month of Muharram is most likely to start from 3 October 2016, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Muharram 1438 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Muharram 1438 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Muharram 1438 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Muharram 1438 AH on 1 October 2016 (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 1438 AH

01 October 2016
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 01 October 2016, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “The sky was clear generally.  However near to the horizon where sunset took place there were a few clouds. No crescent could be seen by naked eye or by binoculars celestron skymaster 15x70”.


United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 01 October 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 this evening, so unable to see even the sunset, let alone a 17 hrs old moon”.


Luton

Not seen after sunset: On 01 October 2016, ICOUK member Dr Mamnunur Rahman Khan from Luton City in the Bedfordshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Mamnunur Rahman Khan commented: “Heavy rain conditions, absolutely no chance of visibility.”.


London

Not seen after sunset: On 01 October 2016, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from London City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “The 2 of us attempted observation with the naked eye in Pollards Hill (Norbury). The western horizon was totally cloudy”.


Batley

Not seen after sunset: On 01 October 2016, ICOUK member Ms Fatema Mulla from Batley City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


02 October 2016
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 02 October 2016, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Sunset 17:58 local time Abha. Crescent moon for Muharram 1438 seen some 10 to 15 [mins] after sunset. Sky was clear. The crescent remain for around 45 min.

[Report Verified via Skype  - see YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXl7j63gh4M - Editor]”.


Announcement for start of Muharram 1438 AH

On Saturday 1st October 2016 (29th Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH) the Hilal of Muharram 1438 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 Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Muharram 1438 AH will start from Monday 3rd October 2016, making Ashura (10 Muharram) to fall on Wednesday 12th October 2016, Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia may announce the Muharram hilal on their SPA www.spa.gov.sa website.