Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1442 shows that moon will be born on 10 July 2021 at 01:17 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 11 July 2021, it will be easily visible in the UK to Morocco region and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start from 12 July 2021 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Wednesday 21 July 2021), InShaAllah. See also: Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days) | Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj? | [YouTube]

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH

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

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH

10 July 2021
United Kingdom

Crawley

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Crawley City in the West Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “I could not see the 18 hours old crescent of Dhul Hijjah as predicted. There was a thick cloud covering the bottom part of the horizon”.


Norbury (Croydon)

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Norbury (Croydon) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Faruk  Abdul Muthalif commented: “Clear sky but not sighted in Norbury (Croydon) Greater London”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 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: “We were a group of 17 brothers, tried to sight the crescent of Dhul Hijjah from our usual location in Rivington, Bolton. We were unable to sight it by Naked eyes, binoculars and ccd camera”.


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

Mr Juned Patel commented: “29 Dhul-Qiadah 1442; Saturday, 10 July 2021 from a location in Bolton, UK. The moon was on the horizon for almost 48 minutes after the sunset but still, we group of 15 people could not see it. Our horizon was completely covered with clouds unfortunately”.


Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Bolton City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Huddersfield

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Ibrahim George from Huddersfield City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Bradford

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Sufyan Ghias from Bradford City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Sufyan Ghias commented: “Not seen”.


London (Lewisham)

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from London (Lewisham) City in the Greater 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: “Crescent was hidden by clouds on the horizon”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: “Based on data available the moon would not have been visible anyway as it was below the horizon but I went out anyway [to revive the Sunnah]”.


Maidenhead

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: “Clear skies but the moon was not sighted. We could only see Venus this evening”.


Ingelby Barwick

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Ms Amanda Khalid from Ingelby Barwick City in the Teesside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Croydon (Pollards Hill)

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

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “The two of us attempted to sight the moon . I arrived 20 minutes before sunset . We sighted the planet Venus left of the sun. The 18h59m moon had an altitude of 5° at sunset . It was too low [on the horizon] and could not be seen with the naked eye”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 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 so the moon was not seen”.


London (Wanstead)

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali from London (Wanstead) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tajammul Ali commented: “Negative Sighting with the naked eye. Assistance using sun surveyor app. And binoculars too”.


Farnborough

Not seen before sunset: On 10 July 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: “Asalamu Alaikum, the moon was not sighted. There was partial cloud cover however the main reason for not seeing the moon was due to its [close] proximity to the sun. Due to the strong glare of the sun, the visibility of the moon is blinded and was at +5.3 visual magnitude during sunset 21:17”.


Caerphilly

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Owain Omer Williams commented: “No sighting of the new crescent with the naked eye. Venus visible”.


London (Forest Gate)

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Yakub Atkins from London (Forest Gate) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yakub Atkins commented: “Partially cloudy, [moon] not seen”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “The sky was pretty much clear but the crescent could not be seen”.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 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. The sky was rather cloudy but there were good clear patches. Nearer to the horizon it was totally cloudy. I visited two places in Dewsbury. Charlotte's ice cream parlour and Scarr End Lane, Dewsbury”.


Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Saltburn-by-the-Sea 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: “Location Saltburn, negative sighting with the naked eye. Observation carried out 5 Muslim sisters. Sunset time approx 9.40 pm and moonset 10.29 pm. First photo taken 9.45 pm and the second photo taken 10.28 pm”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 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: “[Report on behalf of my mother and 6-years-old son]. Middlesbrough sunset approx 9.40 pm and moonset at 10.29 pm. Photo 1 taken before sunset at 9.30 pm and 2nd photo taken around moonset time. Observation negative sighting until moonset. Photos were taken with iPhone 6 by mother and 6-years-old son”.


Bristol

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

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “Despite a fairly clear sky with few clouds, the crescent moon was not seen”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Total cloud cover”.


Morocco

Tangier

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 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 not 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-Hijjah 1442 AH in Tangier on the evening of Saturday 29 Dhu al-Qa’dah 1442 AH corresponding to 10 June 2021 AD. The crescent could not be seen with the naked eye. And the first day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah is Monday, 12 July 2021”.


Dakhla

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou from Dakhla City in the Oued Edahab County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou commented: “Translation: "The sighting of the crescent moon is not confirmed" عدم ثبوت رؤية الهلال”.


Turkey

Yalova

Not seen after sunset: On 10 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Ayhan Tabu from Yalova City in the Yalova Province County (Turkey) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Ayhan Tabu commented: “The weather was good, clearly in the sky. There were no clouds. But I haven't seen the crescent of Zulhijja. Inshallah next month”.


11 July 2021
United Kingdom

Middlesbrough

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

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Middlesbrough sunset 9.36pm and moonset 11pm. Observation made until moonset time. Negative sighting. Photos taken with iPhone 12. First photo taken at 9.14pm and second photo taken at 10.18pm”.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 2021, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen. Tried for about 50 min after sunset but it was totally cloudy with rain”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “The horizon was totally cloudy, crescent could not be seen”.


Middlesbrough

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

Ms Julie Breen commented: “Cloud cover too dense for the crescent to bee seen. Observed until moonset”.


Saltburn by the Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 2021, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Saltburn by the Sea 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: “Partly cloudy. Hilal NOT sighted”.


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 11 July 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “The sky was pretty cloudy, but a small band of a break in the cloud allowed the Hilal to be spotted”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: “It was raining and almost total cloud cover. I recently completed the training: Finding the moon in bad weather, so I used some technology to track the moon. I knew it was hidden behind the clouds even though I couldn't see it myself. It was very frustrating”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 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, without any breaks in the cloud near the western horizon, so the moon was not seen. Most of the UK was also affected by the same cloud cover but it was seen in Essex through a break in the clouds by one of our regular moon sighters, Alhamdulillah”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel 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.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “Completely covered with the clouds”.


Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 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 Western horizon was totally covered with dark and thick clouds. Negative sighting from Bolton”.


Croydon (Riddlesdown)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Assim Khokhar from Croydon (Riddlesdown) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn 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. Overall full UK was cloudy except a clear patch down South and maybe SW, and Western Ireland seemed to have some clear patches too [see weather map]”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 11 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.


Turkey

Yalova

Seen after sunset: On 11 July 2021, ICOUK member Mr Ayhan Tabu from Yalova City in the Yalova Province County (Turkey) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Ayhan Tabu commented: “Today I have seen the crescent moon of the Dhul Hijjah Month, Allahuakabar. The sky was clear, no clouds, perfect conditions”.


Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH

On Saturday 10th July 2021 (29th Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH) the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 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 Dhul Qaidah 1442 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH will start from Monday 12th July 2021 (making Eid-ul Adha to be on Wednesday 21 July 2021), InShaAllah.

Significance of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days)  
1. Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah)." He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?" He (ﷺ) replied, "Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it." (Bukhari, Book 9, Hadith 259)
2. Abu Qatadah (رضي الله عنه) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) was asked about the observance of Saum (fasting) on the day of Arafah (9th of Dhul Hijjah). He said, "It is an expiation for the sins of the preceding year and the current year." (Muslim, Book 9, Hadith 260)
Note that Saudi Arabia normally make official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Hijjah on www.spa.gov.sa website