Crescent Moon Visibility of Safar 1438 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Safar 1438 shows that moon will be born on 30 October 2016 at 17:38 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 31 October 2016 the moon will be easily visible in West Africa/Morocco region. Hence, the month of Safar is most likely to start from 1 November 2016, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Safar 1438 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Safar 1438 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Safar 1438 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Safar 1438 AH on 31 October 2016 (29th Muharram) 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 Safar 1438 AH

31 October 2016
United Kingdom

Surbiton

Not seen after sunset: On 31 October 2016, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


London

Not seen after sunset: On 31 October 2016, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from London City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I commenced my observation from about 4:50pm [from Norbury]. The Western Horizon was partly cloudy. The 2 of us could not see the Hilal with the naked eye.”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 31 October 2016, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was not possible to see the hilal by naked eye from York”.


Announcement for start of Safar 1438 AH

On Monday 31st October 2016 (29th Muharram 1438 AH) the Hilal of Safar 1438 was not sighted in the UK, but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry of positive sighting by fax.

Therefore, the month of Muharram 1438 AH will have 29-days and the month of Safar 1438 AH will start from Tuesday 1st November 2016, Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban.