Crescent Moon Visibility of Rajab 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rajab 1442 shows that moon will be born on 11 February 2021 at 19:06 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region (or anywhere in the whole world) on that date. However, on 12 February 2021 the moon will be visible in most of the Europe/West Africa. Hence, the month of Rajab is most likely to start from 13 February 2021, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Rajab 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rajab 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rajab 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rajab 1442 AH on 12 - 13 February 2021 (29th Jumada Al-Akhira & the next day) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition] See Also: Significance and Virtues of Rajab

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Rajab 1442 AH

12 February 2021
United Kingdom

Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon (Pollards Hill) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “There was a band of clouds at the horizon which did not allow to spot the Hilal today”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, 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 today (12/2/2021) after sunset but, there was a small gap above the horizon before sunset so the sunset position was clearly seen. I hope it will be easily seen tomorrow near the sunset position (weather permitting), InshaAllah”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sameer Ali commented: “We arrived at 17:20 pm and stayed at the location until 17:45 pm. The moon was not seen by the naked eye in its predicted location”.


Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “I and two more brothers got together at Rivington to sight the crescent for Rajab 1442. The western horizon was mostly cloudy, but there was plenty of clear sky as well. The crescent was not sighted today”.


Lewisham

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Lewisham City in the London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Horizon was partly cloudy, but the crescent was not seen”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the BRISTOL County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “Despite a fairly clear sky the crescent was not sighted”.


Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Dr Thron Miah from Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 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.

Dr Thron Miah commented: “No crescent seen from Birmingham between 17.15 - 18.00 pm”.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Mostly cloudly but there were odd gaps in the cloud where the crescent was expected but crescent not seen”.


London (Southwark)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from London (Southwark) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque commented: “Moon not sighted from location FWMC+72 Southwark, London. Low + high clouds with small breaks in between.It was VERY COLD”.


Otley

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Otley City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: “We watched the sun set, masha Allah, and waited till moonset, but the crescent was not seen, alhamdulillah...negative sighting from Otley Chevin”.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Spain

Melilla

Seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Rachid El Aouni from Melilla City in the Melilla County (Spain) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Rachid El Aouni commented: “It was hard for me to see him with the naked eye, but I could easily see it with the binoculars”.


Jersey

St Helier

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Aslam Shareef from St Helier City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Aslam Shareef commented: “No sighting”.


Morocco

Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangier City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: “All praise be to Allah, after Maghrib today, Friday, 29 Jumada al-Akhira, 1442 AH, corresponding to February 12, 2021 AD, we looked for the crescent moon of Rajab al-Fard from the city of Tangiers, and the crescent was seen, Alhmadulliah”.


Dakhla

Seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou from Dakhla City in the Region De Oued Eddahab County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou commented: “هلال شهر رجب. أهله الله علينا باليمن والبركات Translation: The crescent moon of the month of Rajab [1442]. May Allah grant us with peace and blessings. [Submitted 14/2/2021 - Admin]”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 12 February 2021, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Sky was very clear but the crescent moon was not seen”.


13 February 2021
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “Layer of clouds prevented sighting of the hilal”.


Leicester

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Shaykh Muhammed Patel from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Muhammed Patel commented: “Crescent not seen. Very cloudy sky”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I could not see the moon. It was totally cloudy, the temperature was low outside and it is very cold like freezing”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was partly sunny during the day with spells of sunshine in York today (13/2/2021), but became totally cloudy after sunset. Unfortunately, it appears the weather forecast for most of the UK was the same”.


London (Lewisham)

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from London (Lewisham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Totally cloudy, crescent not seen”.


Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Dr Thron Miah from Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Very cloudy again - even more than yesterday. Crescent not seen”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester 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: “The sky was completely covered with dark and thick clouds. Crescent was not seen [Submitted 14/2/2021 - Admin]”.


Caerphilly

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Aled Idris Start from Caerphilly City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Mr Aled Idris Start commented: “Stood on Caerphilly Mountain for around 30 minutes. Sub zero temperatures and strong winds! Partial cloud openings but not enough to see crescent [Submitted on 14/2/2021 - Admin]”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Totally cloudy, negative both days [Submitted on 17/2/2021]”.


Germany

Berlin

Not seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Mr Ayhan Tabu from Berlin City in the Brandenburg County (Germany) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ayhan Tabu commented: “Ich konnte leider den Neumond des Monats Rajab nicht sichten. Translation: Unfortunately, I could not see the new moon of the Rajab month. [Submitted on 17/2/2021]”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 13 February 2021, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Easy to see today”.


Announcement for start of Rajab 1442 AH

On Friday 12th February 2021 (29th Jumada Al-Akhira 1442 AH) the Hilal of Rajab 1442 was not sighted in the UK, but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Jumada Al-Akhira 1442 AH will have 29-days and the month of Rajab 1442 AH will start from Saturday 13th February 2021, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months).