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When to look for the next Hilal
Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1437 AH on 3 August 2016 (29th Shawwal) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. For data analysis, please report your observation for the next day (4 August 2016) as well. JazakAllah
Crescent Moon (Hilal) Observation Reporting Process

All ICOUK Members are requested to send future Hilal Observation Report via our new Observation Report form on the 29th lunar date (or as soon as possible). It will be published on the Observation Results page under the observer's name. It may also be used to form the basis of starting the next Hijri month (as decided by the UK Ulama), InshaAllah. [Read more]

Hilal Sighting & Islamic Dates By Dr Salman Shaikh

This paper investigates different options proposed for determination of Islamic dates including: Global vs. Local sighting; Sighting vs. Calculations; Calculations for Dark Astronomical New Moon vs. Calculations for Visible Crescent (Hilal); Telescopes vs. Naked eye; Saudi sighting process and its implications; Issue of Eid ul Adha date; Group vs. Solo sighting ; Number of witnesses required, Size of Matla etc. [Read more]

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Solar eclipse proves the inaccuracy of the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar

On Sunday 3rd November 2013 there was a total solar eclipse in Africa and a partial one in the Middle East, where many thousands of people witnessed the birth of the moon by the human eye, without relying on astronomical calculations. This proved beyond any doubt that the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar does not match the visibility of the moon! [Read more]

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