Saudi Arabia to look for the Dhul Hijjah Moon on Friday, 9 July 2021

Supreme Court Calls on Muslims to Sight Dhu Al-Hijjah on Friday Evening
Wednesday 1442/11/27 - 2021/07/07

Riyadh, July 07, 2021, SPA -- The Supreme Court has called on all Muslims throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to sight the crescent of the month of Dhu Al-Hijjah on Friday Evening, Dhu-AlQa'dah 29, 1442 AH, corresponding to 9 July 2021.


In a statement issued today, the Supreme Court called on whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or by using telescopes to report to the nearest court and register the testimony, or report to the nearest center to help reach the nearest court.

The court hopes that whoever has the sighting ability will join committees formed for this purpose in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s regions.

--SPA
13:14 LOCAL TIME 10:14 GMT
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Ref: https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2252115

Note: It will not be possible to sight the moon on 9 July 2021, as it's before New Moon Conjunction (and moonset before sunset), The next day (10/7/2021 the moon will not be visible either (in Saudi Arabia) but 30-days of Ummul Qura Calendar will be complete! - Editor

See also HMNAO Visibility Predictions: http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/nao/miscellanea/ramadan_2021/dhu_al-hijja.html


UPDATE (9/7/2021):
Supreme Court: Sunday is 1st Day of Dhu Al-Hijjah

Friday 1442/11/29 - 2021/07/09

Riyadh, July 9, 2021 -- The Crescent Moon Sighting Department of the Supreme Court announced here tonight that Sunday is the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, according to the calendar of Umm al-Qura - corresponding to July 11, 2021 AD as the crescent of the month of Dhu Al-Hijjah was not sighted on Friday evening, therefore, Tomorrow, Saturday will complete the month 30 days to be 30/11/1442 AH according to the Umm al-Qura calendar - corresponding to 10/7/2021 AD.

It decided that standing at Arafat shall be on Monday, the 9th the month of Dhu al-Hijjah for this Year 1442 AH, corresponding to July 19/2021 AD, and the blessed Eid al-Adha shall be on the following day, on Tuesday.


--SPA
22:11 LOCAL TIME 19:11 GMT
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Ref: https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2254506

Note: To start Dhul Qa'dah 1442 on the day of Solar Eclipse (i.e. on 10 June 2021) and then look for the moon a day before it was born (i.e. on 10 July 2021) and then applying the "30-day complete rule" sounds all incorrect, does it not?- Editor