Sunday 16th June 2024 | Ahad 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1445 [?]
Notice: Please look for Muharram 1446 Hilal on 6-7 July 2024. Jzk [Read more]
UK Moon Sighting Fatawa (from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) [Summary] [Booklet]
UK-only Moon Sighting Criteria Survey Results: 85% Yes and 15% No [Read more]
Moon Sighting UK Procedure
(1) Sighting, (2) Reporting, (3) Testimony and then (4) Declaration (by Ulama Panel) in all 12 months of the year according to the rules of Shariah (see Hilal Testimony Procedure)

Hijri Month
Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH
Local (UK-only): Start of D.Hijjah on Sat, 8 June 2024, InShaAllah.
View Observations Results for D.Hijjah 1445 AH

UK Hilal Testimony/Declaration

On Friday, 7th June 2024 (29th Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1445 was sighted in the UK (Local), according to the rules of Shariah. Therefore, the month of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH will have 29 days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH will start on Saturday, 8th June 2024 (making Eid-ul Adha on Monday, 17th June 2024), InShaAllah. Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Maulana Yusuf Mota, Shaykh Suliman Gani, Imam Saleh Albahry. Witnessed by: Imad Ahmed, Shakil Qureshi, Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (7/6/2024 22:45 BST)

Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days)
Did you know the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are better than the last 10 days of Ramadan? Amongst the great days of Ibadah (worship) are the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, which Allah has favoured over other days. [Read more]

Is Eid-ul Adha connected with Hajj?
This question comes up every year at the time of Eid-ul Adha and so, many eminent scholars of the past and present have looked into the Seerah (biography) of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and found that following Makkah by foreign countries (i.e. those living outside Saudi Arabia) have no basis in Shariah. Shaykh Abdul Aziz Bin Baaz (رحمه الله) said: "As for those who say that it is necessary to follow the crescent moon sighting of Makkah, then let it be known to them, that there is no proof or basis for this [in the Quran and Sunnah]" (فأما قول من قال إنه ينبغي أن يكون المعتبر رؤية هلال مكة خاصة ، فلا أصل له ولا دليل عليه) [Saudi Arabia] / (Ref: Fatwa of Shaykhul Imam, Shaykh Bin Baaz) [Read more]
Explanation of the UK and Morocco calendars (1444) [YouTube]

Comparison of the UK and Morocco Hilal Sighting Reports (1439 - 1445 AH)
Comparison UK Morocco1445a Looking at the past few years of observation data, it appears that (1) it is possible to sight the first day’s Hilal on the UK horizon throughout the year (if a real effort is made), (2) attempting to sight the Hilal on the UK 29th, shows it will triple the number of 29th day’s sightings compared to looking (in UK) on Morocco 29th (see tables below). [Read more]

The Hanafi Madhab: Global Moon Sighting is NOT proven! [View Poster] [Urdu PDF]

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