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Crescent Moon Visibility of Rajab 1443 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rajab 1443 shows that the moon will be born on 1 February 2022 at 5:46 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 2 February 2022 the moon will be visible in most of the world. Hence, the month of Rajab is most likely to start from 3 February 2022, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Rajab 1443 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rajab 1443 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rajab 1443 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rajab 1443 AH on 1 - 2 February 2022 (29th Jumada Al-Akhira & the next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition] See Also: Significance and Virtues of Rajab

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Rajab 1443 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

01 Feb 2022
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 01 Feb 2022, 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 or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "It was partly cloudy sky and a young moon, which set only 4 minutes after the sun, moon not seen".


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 01 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Syed Rashid Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Rashid Qadri commented: "The sky was clear with odd travelling clouds but crescent could not be seen".


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 01 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota 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.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "None sighting of the crescent, I may be looking in the wrong place".


Portsmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 01 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: "It was overcast and the hilal wasn't sighted".


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 01 Feb 2022, ICOUK member from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Surbiton

Not seen after sunset: On 01 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Javed Rafiq commented: "The crescent was not seen with the naked eye. The skies were largely clear".


York

Not seen after sunset: On 01 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was mostly cloudy in York today (1/2/2022), so the moon was not seen. In fact, even if it was crystal clear, it would be a negative sighting for an 11 hrs old moon, setting with the sun (2-3 mins behind), at a very low altitude < 0.5 deg at sunset. Better luck tomorrow, inshaAllah".


02 Feb 2022
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, 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.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "Some clouds made it hard, but with patience the clouds moved and the Hilal was clearly visible".


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tahir Mahmood commented: "The western horizon was full of clouds and despite efforts, the Cresent was NOT seen".


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: "I could not see the moon, it was totally cloudy. I will check anyone has seen the moon, Insha Allah".


Croydon (Canterbury Road)

Seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon (Canterbury Road) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif commented: "The Hilal was sighted. It was clearly visible".


Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Aniz Jussab from Croydon (Pollards Hill) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Aniz Jussab commented: "I saw the moon with Sheikh Suliman Gani and 8 others. Some [people] were non-Muslims".


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: "Heavy cloud, crescent moon was not sighted".


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Syed Rashid Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Rashid Qadri commented: "Although the sky was clear in places, but it was mostly covered with static thick clouds. The Crescent was not visible".


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota 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.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "Very poor visibility today".


London (Hackney)

Seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Musa Jabbar from London (Hackney) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Musa Jabbar commented: "The crescent moon was seen via naked eyes from the Cazenove area in Hackney N16. Seen alone by myself only from this particular location though other local residents in Hackney also saw from their area/location".


London (Leyton)

Seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: "Alhamdulillah I was able to the new crescent [moon] clearly with the naked eye through a gap in the clouds from my loft".


London (Romford)

Seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Yaqub Hussain from London (Romford) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yaqub Hussain commented: "Crescent moon was seen [Submitted on 7/2/2022 - Admin]".


Portsmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: "Unfortunately, the clouds covered the sky at Maghrib, so the hilal could not be seen".


Saltburn by the Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Saltburn by the Sea City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: "Location at Brotton in Saltburn by the Sea. Observation group of 13 including children. Negative sighting with naked eyes and optical aid with Muslim Sister Lucy. Overcast of clouds with occasional breaks. Sunset time 4.45 pm and moonset 6.17 pm. The first photo was taken before sunset and the second photo at 5.30 pm using iPhone 12 mini".


Surbiton

Not seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Javed Rafiq commented: "The skies above were clear, but the horizon was cloudy as can be seen from the photo. Crescent was not seen due to the clouds".


York

Not seen after sunset: On 02 Feb 2022, 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.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was totally cloudy in York today (2/2/2022) and so was most of the UK weather forecast. However, there appeared to be a clear gap near sunset and so I was hopeful for a positive sighting, but the Southwardly wind soon covered the entire western horizon where the moon was expected to be visible, so it was not seen. Nevertheless, some of our ICOUK members from the Greater London/South East Regions have managed to see it, Alhamdulillah".


Announcement for start of Rajab 1443 AH

On Tuesday 1st February 2022 (29th Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 AH) the Hilal of Rajab 1443 was not sighted in the UK to Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry (login to view).

Therefore, the month of Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Rajab 1443 AH will start from Thursday 3rd February 2022, InShaAllah. [Note: Trial Testimonies for UK-only moon sighting will be conducted on Wed 2/2/2022 8:30 PM, InshaAllah]

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months).