Crescent Moon Visibility of Ramadan 1438 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Ramadan 1438 shows that moon will be born on 25 May 2017 at 19:44 GMT/UT, but it may not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 26 May 2017 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Ramadan is most likely to start from 27 May 2017, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1438 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1438 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1438 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1438 AH on 26 May 2017 (29th Shaban) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Ramadan 1438 AH

Announcement for start of Ramadan 1438 AH

On Friday 26th May 2017 (29th Shaban 1438 AH) the Hilal of Ramadan 1438 was not sighted in the UK, but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Shaban 1438 AH will have 29-days and the month of Ramadan 1438 AH will start from Saturday 27th May 2017 (1st Tarawih from the night of Friday 26th May 2017), Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia normally announce the start of Ramadan on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.
Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1438 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1438 shows that moon will be born on 24 June 2017 at 02:31 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 25 June 2017 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 26 June 2017, InshaAllah.

Please note that according to reliable scientific predictions (Imkan e Ruyat), we are expecting negative sighting reports from the Middle East to West Africa. Therefore, please be aware of false sighting claims to match the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar, which does not match the visibility of the moon.

Realise also that if there is a genuine Hilal sighting from the East (e.g. Saudi Arabia) then it must be seen a few hours later to the West (e.g. Morocco), as the moon will be bigger, brighter and higher in the sky. If this is not the case, then the sighting report from the East must be a mistake (or a fabrication)!

It is stated in Fiqh texts (by Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taimyyah (RA), Majmua Fatawa, vol.13/p.62):
ان الرؤية تختلف باختلاف التشريق والتغريب، فإنه متى رؤي في المشرق وجب ان يري في المغرب ولا ينعكس
Meaning: If there is a Hilal sighting in the East, then it must be sighted in the West (but not the other way around)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1438 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1438 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1438 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1438 AH on 24 June 2017 (29th Ramadan) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shawwal 1438 AH

Announcement for start of Shawwal 1438 AH

On Saturday 24th June 2017 (29th Ramadan 1438 AH) the Hilal of Shawwal 1438 AH was not sighted in the the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Ramaadan 1438 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Shawwal 1438 AH will start from Monday 26th June 2017, Insha-Allah. Eid Mubarak!

Note that Saudi Arabia normally make their Shawwal announcement on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.
We have received reliable reports that none of the official Hilal Committees in Saudi Arabia were able to sight the moon on Saturday 24th June 2017, but the usual early-sighters from near Riyadh (Shaqra/Sudair) have claimed a sighting which has been accepted by the court. Negative sighting reports from Oman MERA.
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1438 shows that moon will be born on 23 July 2017 at 09:45 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 24 July 2017 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 25 July 2017, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH on 24 July 2017 (29th Shawwal) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH

On Monday 24th July 2017 (29th Shawwal 1438 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1438 was not sighted in the UK (after sunset), but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Shawwal 1438 AH will have 29-days and the month of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH will start from Tuesday 25th July 2017, Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1438 shows that moon will be born on 21 August 2017 at 18:30 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 22 August 2017 it will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start from 23 August 2017 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Friday 1 September 2017), InshaAllah. Note that there will be a solar eclipse on 21 August 2017 across North America (and generally it is not possible to see the Hilal on the same evening after a solar eclipse!). See also: Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj?

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH on 22 August 2017 (29th Dhul Qaidah) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH

On Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (29th Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH) the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1438 was not sighted in the UK, but it was sighted in Morocco region. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore,the month of Dhul Qaidah 1438 AH will have 29-days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH will start from Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (making Eid-ul Adha to be on Friday 1 September 2017), Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia normally make official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Hijjah on www.spa.gov.sa website