Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1442 shows that moon will be born on 10 June 2021 at 10:53 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 11 June 2021 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 12 June 2021, InshaAllah. Note that there will be an annular solar eclipse on 10 June 2021 across Europe/Asia/Africa.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH on 10 & 11 June 2021 (29th Shawwal & the next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH

10 June 2021
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 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: “Clouds at the horizon prevented the moon from being seen”.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Ali Khan from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, 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 from Dewsbury. The sky was cloudy. Also, it was the day of a Solar Eclipse which was seen max at 11.30 am”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “The sky was filled with dense clouds and even the sun was not seen setting half an hour before its due time.  The crescent [moon] was not seen and therefore a negative sighting is here submitted”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, 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 partly cloudy in York today, but the sunset area was fairly clear. However, the moon was not seen after sunset as was expected on the day of a solar eclipse witnessed in many parts of the UK. A solar eclipse shows the New Moon Conjunction (or BIRTH of the moon) to the human eye and it is not possible to see the Hilal until the next day (in the same region!). (Ref: Solar eclipse proves the inaccuracy of the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar)”.


Caerphilly

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Owain Omer Williams from Caerphilly City in the Caerphilly (Wales) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Owain Omer Williams commented: “360 degrees fog all around the mountain. Zero visibility. Also light rain. Impossible to see the sky at all.”.


Slough

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “The crescent moon was not seen - See youtube video of the eclipse earlier in the day. YouTube: https://youtu.be/5dZG0Fxw8kI”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 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.


Cambridge

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Cambridge City in the Cambridgeshire 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: “There were good conditions for seeing the moon but the sighting was negative. There was a group of around 10 people looking for the crescent”.


Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Pollards Hill) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I came to the location and recorded the sun disappear behind the clouds and appear after 20 minutes again closer to the horizon. I returned after Maghrib to do the observation. I was joined by brother Asim from the Scouts”.


Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Assim Khokhar from Croydon (Pollards Hill) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel 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 and/or Telescope.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “Negative Sighting from Bolton”.


Farnborough

Not seen before sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Iftkhar Khan from Farnborough City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Iftkhar Khan commented: “Image of the partial solar eclipse is attached. I did not look for the moon in the evening  as it was obvious that we would not see it on the day of a solar eclipse when the moon was in the invisible phase (mahaq)”.


London (Walworth)

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from London (Walworth) 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: “Some low clouds as the sunset, which thickened as it got darker. I was hoping to see it as Venus became clear, but clouds obscured”.


Jersey

St Helier

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from St Helier City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “Cloudy and slightly misty near the horizon. Attempted sighting from the harbour breakwater”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 10 June 2021, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


11 June 2021
United Kingdom

Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Assim Khokhar 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.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 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: “Turned cloudy where the new crescent was expected and progressively got more cloudy. Could not see Venus or the new crescent”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Middlesbrough City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Julie Breen commented: “Broken cloud but Hilal not sighted”.


Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Middlesbrough City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Middlesbrough sunset 9.40 pm and moonset at 11.06 pm. Viewed until moonset time. Negative sighting, [as it was] cloudy. First photo taken at 9.16 pm and the second photo taken at 10.42 pm. [Submitted on 12/6/2021 - Admin]”.


Dewsbury

Seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, 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 Seen by Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “After sunset, it started to get cloudy here in Dewsbury.  I was able to see Venus star with my eyes after 9:50 pm and then at 9:55 - 10:05 pm, I could see a very thin crescent with binoculars. Then the crescent disappeared behind the clouds”.


Croydon (Canterbury Road)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon (Canterbury Road) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Faruk  Abdul Muthalif commented: “I have been at the park before sunset, have looking for the crescent but couldn't sight it, it was cloudy initially, later the clouds started clear still couldn't sight the crescent”.


Caerphilly

Seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Owain Omer Williams from Caerphilly City in the Caerphilly (Wales) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Owain Omer Williams commented: “Nearly gave up, but the clouds parted and I managed to get some photos before it disappeared again. Quite hard to spot initially as it was just a thin white crescent against the light blue sky, but once seen I could look away and look back and find it again quite easily”.


Croydon (Coulsdon)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Dr Nadeem Ali from Croydon (Coulsdon) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Nadeem Ali commented: “No hilal seen by us at our usual location of Farthing Downs, from 22.05-22.25 (moonset was 22.35 today here)”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I was easily able to see the sunset point today well before sunset and even though most of the sky was cloudy, the area to the left of the sunset was fairly clear. However, after sunset it became very cloudy and the moon was not seen from York, but it was sighted from elsewhere (eg. Bolton, Dewsbury etc), Alhamdulillah”.


Birmingham

Seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Vorajee from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Mohammed Vorajee commented: “In attendance were my wife Uzma Asghar and my 2 daughters (Hafsa and Sara). Clear weather, minimal cloud coverage, very good visibility”.


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Telescope.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “On Friday, 11th of June 2021 between 19:00 to 23:00 (Sunset 21:39 & Moonset 23:02) at Location: Rivington Rd, Bolton, UK; we a group of 10 people attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Dhul Qaidah. I saw the moon through a telescope eyepiece, but did not try with Binoculars, and could not see with naked eyes. We also had a guest scholar from Manchester (Maulana Samiruddin Qasmi HA) joined our group and was very positive about our UK moon sighting efforts, MashaAllah”.


Cambridge

Seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Cambridge City in the Cambridgeshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “A very thin crescent was seen through binoculars (15x70) for a very short moment before it disappeared back into the clouds which didn't allow time to take a photo.  There was a group of around 10 people but only one person who was using binoculars saw it during its fleeting appearance. [Submitted on 12/6/2021 - Admin]”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “There were heavy thick clouds, which moved along to reveal small patches of partly clear sky, but no observation of the moon was made”.


Stockton on Tees

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Ms Amanda Khalid from Stockton on Tees City in the Teesside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Amanda Khalid commented: “Negative sighting. [Submitted on 12/6/2021 - Admin]”.


Glasgow

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Mubassar Ashfaque from Glasgow City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Mubassar Ashfaque commented: “It was too cloudy around the horizon to see anything. [Submitted on 12/6/2021 - Admin]”.


London (Chingford)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Asif Memon from London (Chingford) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Asif Memon commented: “Observed from 9:35 until 10:05 pm. Total cloud cover along the horizon where the sun had set and where the moon should have been. The photo was taken after sunset. [Submitted on 12/6/2021 - Admin]”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Isfahan Iqbal from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Isfahan  Iqbal commented: “The moon was not seen today as it was partly cloudy, but Venus could be seen. [Submitted on 12/6/2021 - Admin]”.


Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “The lower horizon was cloudy. We were able to see venus but not the moon. [Submitted on 13/6/2021 - Admin]”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 11 June 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangier City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: “In the name of Allah the Merciful. We tried to spot the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Qa’dah 1442 AH in Tangiers on Friday evening, Shawwal 30, 1442 AH corresponding to June 11, 2021 AD. The crescent was seen with the naked eye. And the first day of the month of Dhul-Qa’dah is Saturday, June 12, 2021”.


Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH

On Thursday 10th June 2021 (29th Shawwal 1442 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1442 was not sighted in the UK to Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry. Therefore, the month of Shawwal 1442 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH will start from Saturday 12th June 2021, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar).