Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1441 shows that moon will be born on 20 July 2020 at 17:33 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region (or anywhere in the whole world) on that date. However, on 21 July 2020, it will be easily visible in the UK/Morocco region and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start from 22 July 2020 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Friday 31 July 2020), InShaAllah. See also: Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days) | Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj? | [YouTube]

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH on 21 - 22 July 2020 (29th Dhul Qaidah & next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH

21 July 2020
United Kingdom

London (Collier Row)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali from London (Collier Row) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Tajammul Ali commented: “Cloudy conditions; vast view of the wide horizon. Team of four brothers using naked eye aswell as binoculars. Negative sighting, we stayed till 9.30pm . Clouds were standstill in the sky”.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “A band of clouds at the horizon, moon was not spotted”.


Bradford

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Sufyan Ghias from Bradford City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Aqeel Saddiq from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Aqeel Saddiq commented: “There was cloud cover in the general area where the position of the new crescent would have been”.


Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, 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: “Negative sighting”.


Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Ms Halima Nawaz from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Halima Nawaz commented: “Solid and unmoving clouds over the area where I would ordinarily be amply capable of sighting the new crescent moon unfortunately. I didn’t wait outside for very long after sunset I’m afraid. I’d been walking outside in the area from 8:30pm until 9:40pm and during this time the clouds were not moving much at all [Submitted on 22/7/2020 - Admin]”.


London (Chigwell)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Moyeen Khan from London (Chigwell) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Moyeen Khan commented: “We attempted to sight the moon of Dhul Hijjah 1441 on Tuesday 21st July 2020. The moon was expected to be low on the horizon but there was think cloud cover near the horizon obstructuing the view. Crescent was not seen”.


London (Hackney)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad from London (Hackney) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.


Slough

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “Dark Cloud on lower horizon”.


Leicester (Evington)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Eng Ismail Bhikha from Leicester (Evington) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Ismail Bhikha commented: “Not Seen: Myself and few brother tried to see the new crescent from 21:20 until 21:45 at Evington (Leicester). The sky was cloudy and therefore unable to see the crescent”.


Bradford

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Ms Nazia Kouser from Bradford City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Huddersfield

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ibrahim George from Huddersfield City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ibrahim George commented: “Cloud cover, Hilal not seen”.


Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon (Pollards Hill) 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 Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif commented: “Negative Sighting (Not Seen)”.


Loughborough (Beacon Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Shaykh Muhammed Patel from Loughborough (Beacon Hill) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Shaykh Muhammed Patel commented: “Not seen from Beacon Hill  (Woodhouse Eaves)”.


London (Richmond)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Abdul Karim from London (Richmond) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Abdul Karim commented: “Western Horizon covered with cloud, Moon was behind it, tracked with Google sky app. South View totally clear. From Richmond Hill, SW London”.


Seaton

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Jaffer Dharamsi from Seaton City in the Devon County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Jaffer Dharamsi commented: “Clear Skies all round except around the sunset area”.


High Wycombe

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Ms Ismat Shahzad from High Wycombe City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Doncaster

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Ms Ruzina Islam from Doncaster City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Crawley

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, 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: “My self and two other brothers (Br Zakeer, Br Muzammil) attempted to sight at my usual good location but could not seen new crescent ”.


Plymouth

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Ms Anisa Veshaj from Plymouth City in the Devon County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “Western horizon was totally cloudy, the crescent was not sighted”.


Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton 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 and/or Telescope.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “We [were a] group of 13 people attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Dhul-Hijjah. We were not able to sight the Hilal, the western horizon was completely covered with very dense clouds. We kept checking the western horizon for a possible clearing till moonset”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.


Nuneaton (Higham on the Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ali Khan from Nuneaton (Higham on the Hill) City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Lothian (Scotland) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Heavy dark cloud.  No chance of sighting.  Was there from 21.39 to 22.35”.


Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Dr Rahail Chohan from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Dr Rahail Chohan commented: “Horizon partly free from cloud cover, however no sighting. All heavily bitten by the Scottish midges! We have been scratching our skins for the past hour for relief. اَلْحَمْدُلِلّهِ we will gain extra rewards”.


London (Dagenham)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Imam Sabri Alabri from London (Dagenham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Imam Sabri Alabri commented: “It was very cloudy”.


Northampton

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zaheer Ahmad from Northampton City in the Northamptonshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Zaheer  Ahmad commented: “Negative sighting, too cloudy”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Middlesbrough City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Middlesbrough Central. Sunset time 21:23pm moonset 22:19pm. Observation negative sighting with naked eye. Photo taken with iPhone 7 around sunset time 21:21pm clouds. Second photo taken 21:51 negative. Clouds also present and no crescent sighting thereafter”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “Attempt was made to sight the moon however the horizon was covered with clouds and sighting was not possible”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, 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: “The two of us (myself and Abdulrazaq Abba) went to our sighting location about half an hour before sunset and estimated the sunset point. Unfortunately, there was a thick low-lying cloud on the horizon so the sun disappeared about 10 minutes before sunset. It became totally cloudy after sunset so the 27 hours old moon was not seen, even with binoculars. However, we have confirmed report from Morocco with positive sighting. Eid Mubarak to all Muslims, whenever you decide to celebarte it (Friday 31st July 2020 or the next day)”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I went with my son to see the new moon [for a] 3 minutes walk near my house, where I can see the moon in good angle. I could not see the moon and my son could not see the moon. I observed for 15 minutes. Then we went back home”.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Most of the sky was clear, except where the new crescent was expected to be! Thick clouds in western sky in the lower horizon. Negative sighting despite a detailed search with binoculars”.


Hamilton

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Mohammed Zaid Ikram from Hamilton City in the South Lanarkshire (Scotland) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from 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: “Western horizon was cloudy. Negative sighting”.


Newcastle upon Tyne

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Eng 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.

Eng Aamir Sharif commented: “Full cloudy”.


Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Ms Uzma Asghar from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


London (Northala)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from London (Northala) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque commented: “I joined the Northala Fields group to sight from the highest hill. Skies were mostly clear except the horizon where clouds covered any chance to sight the hilal. We tried from 2100 till 2200hrs but to no avail”.


Croydon (Coulsdon)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Dr Nadeem Ali from Croydon (Coulsdon) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Dr Nadeem Ali commented: “I went with my 3 sons (Ibraheem, Nuh, Ahmad) to our usual location of Farthing Downs (8V47+7F Coulsdon). We stayed from 21.45 til moonset at 21.59. We tried to sight the moon with binoculars above horizon from 280-300 degrees azimuth, but were unable to due to low bank of cloud”.


Dundee

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Raheel Khan from Dundee City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Raheel Khan commented: “Negative sighting unfortunately with alot of clouds but an enjoyable experience Alhamdulillah”.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Yahya Tai 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.


Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Mohammed Zuber Raja 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.

Maulana Mohammed Zuber Raja commented: “Due to clouds unable to sight the moon”.


Minehead

Seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from Minehead City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: “Seen by others: An amateur astronomer, who is not a Muslim, saw the moon with binoculars! She saw the moon by herself at 21:49 in Minehead. It was a Yallop Code 'C'. She could see the moon with binoculars, but not by naked eye. She tried to take a picture through her telescope, but the moon disappeared by the time she was able to get a shot of it! I personally spoke to her at length, ascertained the time, and the orientation of the moon. Everything was as we would expect it to be. She went up to a high location above sea level, with equipment, and saw the sunset, noted its location, and searched for the moon”.


Sheffield

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Umar Farouq from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Telescope.

Mr Umar Farouq commented: “No crescent seen as too cloudy. Alhamdulillah as part of our group, we had approx 11 adults and 15 kids. It was a great experience”.


St Agnes

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Abdulbari Yazici from St Agnes City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Abdulbari Yazici commented: “‏The moon could not be sighted by us (I, Sheikh Tariq Johnathan (Yahya) and Daniel with local astronomer’s help) with binocular or naked eye due to very thick clouds. [One of the photo shows how a pole is used to mark the sunset direction, looking towards the sea. Submitted on 22/7/2020 - Admin]”.


Glasgow

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Akbar Ali Siddique from Glasgow City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Akbar Ali Siddique commented: “The moon was not visible due to clouds. [Submitted on 22/7/2020 - Admin]”.


London (Chingford)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Asif Nawab from London (Chingford) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Asif Nawab commented: “The crescent moon was not seen despite attempt by several moonsighters at Chingford. Solid cloud cover from horizon up until an elevation of approximately 7 degrees.  [Submitted on 22/7/2020 - Admin]”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: “I went to Caerphilly Mountain, there was a faint very thin layer of cloud on the horizon, I waited until moonset but was unable to see the crescent moon. [Submitted on 22/7/2020 - Admin]”.


Croydon (Riddelsdown)

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Riddelsdown) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I arrived at Riddlesdown 49 minutes before sunset. Brother Zahir joined me and we observed how the sun disappeared behind the clouds on half hour before sunset. It reminded me of my previous observation of sunset in Makkah when the sun sets behind the dark hazy horizon about half hour before the actual sunset time. It was good education to all those present. A lesson in moonsighting. At that point when I saw the sun disappear before the dark horizon and I knew we will not be able to sight the Hilal, even with the optical aid. [[Submitted on 22/7/2020 – Admin]”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Lothian (Scotland) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Totally cloudy. No break in the cloud”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, 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.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Hilal not seen although it was code A for south west of Saudi Arabia. The weather took the better side of moonsighting”.


Bangladesh

Sylhet

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from Sylhet City in the Sylhet District County (Bangladesh) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: “The moon was not seen anywhere in Bangladesh for Dhul Hijjah. I personally spoke to the hilal committee on the phone, who confirmed this. They took around 4 hours waiting for reports from across the country on ZOOM. Bangladesh completes 30 days, walhamdulillahi rabbil alamin”.


Jersey

St Helier

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Hafiz Zaeem Youssouf from St Helier City in the St Helier County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Zaeem Youssouf commented: “No crescent was observed [from Elizabeth Harbour]”.


St Brelade

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Raiees from St Brelade City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Mr Mohammed Raiees commented: “We were three people (myself, Mohammed Harris & Omair Nasir)  in Le Corbiere Lighthouse. Sky was clear but there were some light clouds in sighting [direction]. We explored it around 20 minutes after sunset, but could not see the moon. [Submitted on 22/7/2020 - Admin]”.


St Ouen

Not seen after sunset: On 21 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Aslam Shareef from St Ouen City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Mohammed Aslam Shareef commented: “We had observed both before and after sunset [on 21/7/2020]. We reached the location half an hour earlier and marked the sun setting angle along with two sticks (as shown in the photo). We had dug these two sticks in the ground to use for sighting after sunset. On the horizon there was a patch of clouds which made it very difficult to sight the moon. We did use binoculars (borrowed from someone at the site) however no joy with the moon. [Submitted on 11/8/2020 - Admin]”.


22 July 2020
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “The moon was easily seen. The weather was clear but nearer to the horizon there was haze”.


United Kingdom

Southampton

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Southampton

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: “Alhamdulillah I was able to with naked eyes without any efforts”.


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “The crescent was clearly visible before and after sunset with the naked eye, despite clouds”.


Ilford (Newbury Park)

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Moyeen Khan from Ilford (Newbury Park) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Moyeen Khan commented: “Attempted to sight the moon on 22nd July as practice and was easily seen in Aldborough Hatch next to St Peters Church”.


Bristol

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “The moon was easily spotted very soon after sunset”.


Leicester (Evington)

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Eng Ismail Bhikha from Leicester (Evington) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Ismail Bhikha commented: “Hilal seen after Maghrib: The skies were partly cloudy. The crescent was seen with naked eyes. The crescent was visible for approx 8 mins. Location was Evington Leicester. ”.


Exmouth

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zakwan Hassan from Exmouth City in the Devon County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zakwan Hassan commented: “Seen from outside Exmouth station car park ”.


Leicester

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Shaykh Muhammed Patel from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


London (Mill Hill)

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Makbul Jaffer from London (Mill Hill) City in the Greater Lindon County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Hounslow

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “I observed the cresecent from my back garden. The sky was clear and the crescent was distinctly larger as compared to new first day crescents that I have observed previously”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “The sky was completely covered with clouds and has been raining since afternoon ”.


Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Dr Thron Miah from Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


London (Chingford)

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Asif Nawab from London (Chingford) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Mr Asif Nawab commented: “The crescent was clearly visible straight after maghrib Salaah with the naked eye. Cloud cover was there but it didn’t impact the visibility”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Middlesbrough City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Middlesbrough Central negative moon crescent sighting also on 22nd July 2020. Sunset 21:22. Moonset 22:45pm. Photos taken with iPhone 7. First photo taken before sunset 21:02 and second at 22:01.”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, 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: “It was totally cloudy in York today so the Hilal was not seen. I have take a photo of the moon direction using the SkyView (Augmented Reality) App which shows the positon behind the thick bank of clouds for your information”.


Huddersfield

Not seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ibrahim George from Huddersfield City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ibrahim George commented: “Hilal Not seen. Bank of cloud on horizon”.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Yasin Akil from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


London (Clapton)

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Soyeb Aswat from London (Clapton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, 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: “The sunset was very cloudy and the crescent was not seen”.


London (Pollards Hill)

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from London (Pollards Hill) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I came to Pollards Hill North with my son. I was quite confident to spot the moon. The western horizon was covered in clouds. I started to record live on my facebook. SubhanAllah the hilal appeared about 3 minutes after I started to record. It was beautiful feeling to spot the crescent moon about 15 minutes only after the sunset”.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, 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.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “It was totally cloudy and raining.”.


Walsall

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Eng Yunus Aswat from Walsall City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Yunus Aswat commented: “A break in the clouds revealed the moon. Easily seen by the naked eye. [Submitted on 29/7/2020 - Admin]”.


Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain from Walsall City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Hussain commented: “Easily seen between clouds. [Submitted on 29/7/2020 - Admin]”.


Swindon

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Atiff Ghafar from Swindon City in the Wiltshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Atiff Ghafar commented: “Hilal seen easily. [Submitted on 8/8/2020 - Admin]”.


Leeds (Eccup)

Not seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Ms Halima Nawaz from Leeds (Eccup) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Halima Nawaz commented: “Heavy non-moving clouds. I had been outside from 9-9:50pm but during this time the clouds did not part so the crescent, though it was visible from clearer skies in the UK, it was unfortunately not visible to me this evening. [Submitted on 11/8/2020 - Admin]”.


Shaldon

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Neamul Mohsin from Shaldon City in the Devon County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Neamul Mohsin commented: “The Hilal was easily seen. [Submitted on 12/8/2020 - Admin]”.


Jersey

St. Savior

Seen after sunset: On 22 July 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Raiees from St. Savior City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH

On Tuesday 21st July 2020 (29th Dhul Qaidah 1441 AH) the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1441 was sighted in the UK to Morocco region. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Dhul Qaidah 1441 AH will have 29-days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH will start from Wednesday 22nd July 2020 (making Eid-ul Adha to be on Friday 31 July 2020), InShaAllah.

Significance of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days)  
1. Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah)." He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?" He (ﷺ) replied, "Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it." (Bukhari, Book 9, Hadith 259)
2. Abu Qatadah (رضي الله عنه) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) was asked about the observance of Saum (fasting) on the day of Arafah (9th of Dhul Hijjah). He said, "It is an expiation for the sins of the preceding year and the current year." (Muslim, Book 9, Hadith 260)
Note that Saudi Arabia normally make official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Hijjah on www.spa.gov.sa website