Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1440 shows that moon will be born on 2 July 2019 at 19:16 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 3 July 2019 the moon will be easily visible in Europe/West Africa. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 4 July 2019, InshaAllah. Note that there will be a solar eclipse on 2 July 2019 across South America.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH on 3 - 4 July 2019 (29th Shawwal & next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

03 July 2019
United Kingdom

Huddersfield

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Ibrahim George from Huddersfield City in the West yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ibrahim George commented: “Clear sky but nothing seen”.


Crawley

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Crawley City in the West Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “Sky was very clear but couldn’t see the new crescent of Dhul Qaida 1440”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I had gone to a good location in the outskirts of York to observe the sunset well before sunset time and did a live stream on ICOUK Facebook. The sky was absolutely clear near the horizon and the sunset was seen easily. I waited until Moonset with a pair of binoculars but I was still unable to see the moon due to its low altitude on the horizon. However, we have received positive sighting reports from nearby countries, including Morocco, Alhamdulillah”.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Zubair Ayyub from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Zubair Ayyub commented: “Observation attempted from the Whitley area of Dewsbury (WF12 0NQ). Moon altitude 5 degrees [at sunset]; Sunset 21:39; Moonset 22:22. Crescent sighting was attempted both by the naked eye and Nikon Coolpix P900 in the direction of sunset (just to its left). The sky was clear. Crescent sighting was Negative”.


London

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad from London City in the London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Mellor, Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Mellor, Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Seven of us were there for about 50 minutes. Not seen. Lower horizon was obscured with clouds”.


Chorley

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Chorley City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “On Wednesday, 3rd of July 2019 (29 Shawwal 1440 AH) between 21:35 to 22:30 (Sunset 21:40 & Moonset 22:25) at Location: Anglezarke Viewpoint, Chorley, Lancashire UK (+53°38'45"N, -2°34'43"W) / Altitude: 617 feet Height; I attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Dhul-Qi'dah. I was not able to sight the Hilal, even though the western horizon was clear. I have attached pictures [of western horizons] here”.


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: “We arrived just before 21.39, the time for sunset in Leeds.  The sunset was beautiful and the sun went down very quickly.  It was such a contrast to the rain last time.  We waited for half an hour and, although visibility was excellent, we couldn't see the crescent”.


Croydon

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Dr Rizwan Irshad from Croydon City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Rizwan Irshad commented: “There was a negative sighting in Pollards Hill, Croydon. Atmospheric conditions were good. Present were myself and brother Riaz”.


Guiesley, Otley

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Guiesley, Otley City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Alhmadulillah, eight of us from Dewsbury and Batley went to Surprise View Car Park in Guiseley, Otley near Leeds and Bradford airport. We witnessed the sunset and wonderful panoramic view from the hill top.  After sunset, we tried and watched the northwestern horizon for 30 min until the moonset time.  We did not see the crescent moon for Dhul Qadah 1440”.


Leicester

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Farsan Mansoor from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Farsan Mansoor commented: “Sky was clear but crescent  was not seen”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I could not see the moon. I did the observations for 10 minutes until 10 pm”.


London

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Musa Jabbar from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Musa Jabbar commented: “A group of approx 18 brothers and sisters attempted to sight the crescent after sunset from Hackney Marshes [East London]. Despite clear skies we were not able to sight it, even with use of binoculars. Photo taken by (Hafiz) Asad Mulla.  [Submitted on 5/7/2019 - Admin]”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca Province County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: “لحد الآن لم نر الهلال حتى في الجنوب الغربي  | بتت رؤيته في مدينة العيون بالصحراء المغربية; Translation: We have not seen the crescent in the southwest [but] it was sighted in the city of Laayoune in Moroccan [Western] Sahara”.


Spain

Sevilla

Not seen after sunset: On 03 July 2019, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Sevilla City in the Southern Spain County (Spain) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I set out from the UK Wednesday 3rd July to join the observers in Seville in Southern Spain, which is 12 km outside Seville. We attempted the sighting of the 24 hour crescent moon in a location called Ordifelas. We could not see the moon. The atmospheric condition was not good. The location also was not perfect. However, the moon was sighted about 300 km away from Seville in Granada [by another group]”.


04 July 2019
United Kingdom

High Wycombe

Seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Khaiam Shabbir from High Wycombe City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Although there were a few small breaks in the clouds, we waited until 10.35 local time but could not see the crescent”.


London

Seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Eng Suleman Aboo from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Suleman Aboo commented: “We had around 25-30 brothers and sisters at Wanstead Park and the crescent was seen clearly with the naked eyes.  The picture was taken on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-82 camera. [See YouTube video: https://youtu.be/tvRHz_weZgs - Admin]”.


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: “It was cloudy in Leeds this evening, so, unfortunately, we did not see the crescent moon”.


Crawley

Seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Crawley City in the West Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “Today I have spotted new crescent very clearly [Alhamdulillah]”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “Once again, I was trying to spot the crescent moon of Dhul Qaidah 1440 from York (UK), but it was totally cloudy before and after sunset (as shown on the attached photos). However, I am pleased to learn that many observers from the South of the UK had better luck and were able to see the moon easily, Alhamdulillah.”.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Newcastle upon Tyne

Not seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Aamir Sharif from Newcastle upon Tyne City in the Tyne and Wear County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Aamir Sharif commented: “Light to heavy cloud coverage [Heddon-on-the-Wall]”.


Slough

Seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “I snapped it early on and although waited for it to become more prominent but then it went behind clouds and remained there so luckily I got a few shots early on. [Submitted on 5/7/2019 - Admin]”.


London

Seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad commented: “Two of us attempted to view the Hilaal from Hackney Marshes. The conditions were slightly cloudy.  However, the Hilaal was easily visible to us for the duration of approx 50 minutes after sunset (Photos taken on iPhone). Alhamdu lillah, moon sighting at the same location was originally attempted by 18 brothers and sisters on 03/07/19, corresponding to 29th Shawwaal, as per the sunnah.  On that occasion there was a lot of haze and the new crescent was not sighted (Group photo available on request). [Submitted on 5/7/2019 - Admin]”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Senegal

Dakar

Not seen after sunset: On 04 July 2019, ICOUK member Mr Toure Abou Mouhamade from Dakar City in the Dakar Region County (Senegal) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Toure Abou Mouhamade commented: “لم نر الهلال في فاس تورى وكانت السماء غير صافية. وبعض الاخوان استطلعوا بالتلسكوب في العاصمة دكار ولكنهم لم يروه وكانت السماء غير صافية; Translation: We did not see the crescent and the sky was not clear. Some of the Brothers had explored with telescope in Dakar but had not seen it and the sky was not clear”.


Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

On Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (29th Shawwal 1440 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1440 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 Shawwal 1440 AH will have 29-days and the month of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH will start from Thursday 4th July 2019, InShaAllah

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah (as they normally follow the Ummul Qura Calendar).