Crescent Moon Visibility of Muharram 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Muharram 1442 shows that moon will be born on 19 August 2020 at 2:42 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 20 August 2020 the moon will be visible in the UK/Morocco region (and throughout the world). Hence, the month of Muharram is most likely to start from 21 August 2020, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Muharram 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Muharram 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Muharram 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Muharram 1442 AH on 19 - 20 August 2020 (29th Dhul Hijjah and the 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 Muharram 1442 AH

No observation reports available

Announcement for start of Muharram 1442 AH

No Announcements available

Significance of Ashura (10 Muharram)
1. Narrated Ibn `Abbas (R): When the Prophet (ﷺ) arrived at Medina he found that the Jews observed fast on the day of 'Ashura'. They were asked the reason for the fast. They replied, "This is the day when Allah caused Moses and the children of Israel to have victory over Pharaoh, so we fast on this day as a sign of glorifying it." Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "We are closer to Moses than you." Then he ordered that fasting on this day should be observed. (Bukhari) http://sunnah.com/bukhari/63/168 
2. Abdullah b 'Abbas (R) reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) had said: "If I live till the next (year), I would definitely observe fast on the 9th [along with the 10th]", and the narration transmitted by Abu Bakr said: "He meant the day of Ashura." (Muslim) http://sunnah.com/muslim/13/173 
3. Abu Qatadah (R) narrated that: the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "Fast the Day of Ashura, for indeed I anticipate that Allah will forgive (the sins of) the year before it." (Tirmidhi) https://sunnah.com/tirmidhi/8/71
Note that Saudi Arabia may announce the Muharram hilal on their SPA www.spa.gov.sa website.