Notice: Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1440 AH on 4 June 2019. [Read more]
Spot the Moon Photo CompetitionPlease a take a photo of the Shawwal Hilal and submit it on our website with your report within 1 hour of your sunset (or as soon as possible) and win a prize, as a "thank you" from our members. If you have any comments or questions regarding this competition, please do not hesitate to email us via our online Contact Us form. [Read more]
Hijri Calendar Widgets released on Apple App StoreFollowing our previous publication on Google Play Store, we have now published the ICOUK Hijri Calendar on the Apple App Store for iPhones and you can download it (free and without adverts) from: http://bit.ly/HijriAppiOS [Description: http://bit.ly/HijriDesciOS].
The Muslims of UK agreed on a Shariah compliant moon sighting criteria at an International Moon Sighting Conference held in London (1984), but this was abandoned at a small meeting held in Darul Uloom Bury (1986) in order to follow Saudi Arabia, which has been proven to be false/invalid. [Read more]
Hijri Date API for NACSA criteria (Saudi Arabia)
The NACSA criteria is based on 545 observations, made by professional astronomers over a duration of 27 years (1988 - 2015) and from different locations within Saudi Arabia.The Moon Sighting UK website database has been updated with the NACSA criteria so any Website and/or Mobile App developers may use the ICOUK Hijri Date API to display the daily, monthly or yearly Hijri calendars based on the NACSA moon sighting criteria (Saudi Arabia)." [Read more]
Towards a United Eid in the UK Survey Results [Read more: https://goo.gl/HCFP7f]
Regional Moon Sighting Fatwa by Darul Uloom DeobandWhat is the basis of Global Moon Sighting in Hanafi Madhab? I wish to know if the global sighting rule is the opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa (رحمه الله, d. 772 CE) himself or was it decided later by other scholars of the Hanafi school, such as Imam Ibn Abedin Ash-Shami [رحمه الله, d. 1836 CE]? [Read more]
Moon Sighting by Shaykh Mohammed Ibrahim Memon
This paper/fatwa discusses the different moon sighting criteria, including: Astronomical Calculations, Universal Moon Sighting, Following Saudi Arabia, Following Saudi Arabia for Dhul-Hijjah Only, Local Sighting for All Months and then concludes with the one that has the strongest evidences from the Shariah [Read more]
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 moon visibility! [Read more]
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