Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1443 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1443 shows that the moon will be born on 30 May 2022 at 11:30 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 31 May 2022 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 1 June 2022, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1443 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1443 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1443 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1443 AH on 30 & 31 May 2022 (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 1443 AH

30 May 2022
United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 30 May 2022, 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 almost totally cloudy in York today (30/5/2022) such that even the sunset was not seen. The weather forecast seems to suggest most of the UK was cloudy too, so we do not expect any positive sighting reports”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 30 May 2022, 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: “The skies it was totally cloudy, so I was unable to see the moon. However, I will make an attempt tomorrow, Insha Allah to look for the moon”.


Preston (Jeffrey Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 30 May 2022, ICOUK member Dr Mohsen Abdelaal from Preston (Jeffrey Hill) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Mohsen Abdelaal commented: “It was totally cloudy”.


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 30 May 2022, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: “Negative sighting due to total overcast”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 30 May 2022, 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 sky was totally cloudy”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 30 May 2022, 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: “On Monday, 30th of May 2022 between 21:15 to 22:00 (Sunset 21:26 & Moonset 21:55) at Location: Rivington Rd, Bolton, UK; I attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Dhul-Qaidah. I was not able to sight the Hilal. The western horizon was completely covered with very dense clouds and started raining”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 30 May 2022, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Tangiers

Not seen after sunset: On 30 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangiers City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: “This evening, I made an attempt to spot the crescent of the month of Dhul-Qi'dah 1443 AH. As it was not possible to see the crescent from Tangier”.


31 May 2022
United Kingdom

Croydon (Canterbury Road)

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon (Canterbury Road) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Faruk  Abdul Muthalif commented: “Could clearly see the crescent moon. It has been there for a long time”.


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: “I had sighted the sunset location and also did come out yesterday. However negative sightings on both days due to clouds”.


Maidenhead

Not seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: “Partially cloudy, moon was not sighted this evening”.


Not seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: “Partially cloudy, moon not sighted this evening”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, 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 totally cloudy in York today (31/5/2022) as well so the Hilal was not seen. However, the Southern Regions of the UK have seen it, Alhamdulillah”.


Southampton

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Nelson

Not seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Qasim Abbas from Nelson City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Qasim Abbas commented: “I was not able to sight it as the location where it was meant to be was cloudy plus I was aware for this month it was a very thin crescent”.


Bristol

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “We went to observe with my Adult daughter and teenage son at about 21:15 hours. We were first able to see crescent 21:45  using binoculars then observed with naked eyes by myself and my two children, Alhamdulillah. However, we were unable to capture the hilal in a photograph as the clouds soon moved into the way”.


Portsmouth

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Subhanallah the hilaal of Dhul Qadah [1443]] was quite thin. I spotted it using binoculars and then could only see it by naked eye around half an hour later! This is probably also due to hazy conditions”.


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “Good visibility, the Hilal was very thin and at first only visible with binoculars, after some time it was visible with the naked eyes as well”.


Leicester

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Riyaz Bhikha from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Riyaz Bhikha commented: “New Hilal/Crescent was sighted initially at 21:41 and then at 22:15 in Hamilton, Leicester. Many brothers and sisters are present and seen via Binoculars and naked-eye”.


Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Ms Aasiya Ismail from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Aasiya Ismail commented: “We first saw it before 10 pm but I didn't get a picture. The crescent then disappeared behind the clouds and when it reappeared, it was much easier to see. [Sumbitted on 7/6/2022 - Admin]”.


Preston (Jeffrey Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Dr Mohsen Abdelaal from Preston (Jeffrey Hill) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Mohsen Abdelaal commented: “There were thick clouds obscured the view to the west”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, 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 Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, 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 Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “We were 4 adults and 4 children and we all saw the moon except 1 adult (my dad who is 76 years old) and 1 child as it was very faint. We saw the moon as soon as it came out of the clouds from 22:20 to 22:49 just until 6 minutes before the moonset. [Submitted on 1/6/2022 - Admin]”.


London (Hackney)

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Musa Jabbar from London (Hackney) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Musa Jabbar commented: “The Hilal was seen over Stoke Newington N16 skies by myself only at this location.  [Submitted on 1/6/2022 - Admin]”.


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the South Glamorgan County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: “We had to wait quite a long time to see the crescent moon and it was difficult to spot due to it being so slim.  [Submitted on 1/6/2022 - Admin]”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “The crescent [moon] was not sighted.  [Submitted on 1/6/2022 - Admin]”.


Birmingham

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Hussain commented: “Went to Oaklands Recreation Park in Yardley where I joined Mr. Vorajee and his family. We scanned the sky initially with binoculars and then we all saw with naked eyes AlhamdhuLillah. [Sumbitted on 1/6/2022 - Admin]”.


Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Saltburn-by-the-Sea City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Negative sighting from Saltburn-by-the-Sea until almost moonset time. Sunset time was at 21:33 and moonset time was at 23:11. Also used binoculars and was not able to see hilal. Sighting with a group of total 4 Muslim sisters (incl Sr Lucy and Sr Julie) and 2 non-Muslim ladies and 4 children. Large cloud cover where hilal would be sighted in NW direction did not provide much gaps. First photo was taken at 21:15 before sunset and the second photo was taken at 22:07 with iPhone 12. [submitted on 1/6/2022 - Admin]”.


Saltburn by the Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Saltburn by the Sea 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: “Heavy rainclouds obscured the horizon for the duration of the sunset and past moonset. [Submitted on 1/6/2022 - Admin]”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Tangiers

Seen after sunset: On 31 May 2022, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangiers 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: “The pictures of the crescent of the month of Dhul-Qai'dah 1443 AH from Tangiers were taken  Maghreb today”.


Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1443 AH

On Monday 30th May 2022 (29th Shawwal 1443 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1443 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 1443 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Dhul Qaidah 1443 AH will start from Wednesday 1st June 2022, InShaAllah.

For UK-only moon sighting announcements please visit the New Crescent Society (NCS) website.

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