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Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Awwal 1444 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Awwal 1444 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 25 September 2022 at 21:55 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco (MA) region on that date or the next day (26 September 2022). However, on 27 September 2022 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most other countries of the world. Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal is most likely to start from 28 September 2022, InShaAllah.

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When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Awwal 1444 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1444 AH on 26 & 27 September 2022 (29th & 30th Safar in the UK & MA) 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 Rabi-ul Awwal 1444 AH

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ICOUK Moon Report

26 Sep 2022
United Kingdom

Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 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 field of view was obstructed by dense clouds. No crescent [moon] was observed".


Croydon

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Dewsbury (Moorend)

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Maulana Abdullah Ahmed from Dewsbury (Moorend) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Maidenhead

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: "The moon [was not] sighted".


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 2022, 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: "Negative sighting. Observation until moonset. Code F for the UK also means the moon would not be visible to see. [Submitted 28/9/2022 - Admin]".


Nelson

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Mr Qasim Abbas from Nelson City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Portsmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 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: "Complete cloud cover".


Whitehaven

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Mr Faruq Bilbe from Whitehaven City in the Cumbria County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Faruq Bilbe commented: "Tonight I stayed further back from the cliff than I normally would in order to take a higher viewpoint as recommended. There were some breaks in the low level cloud see photo 1 (sunset c 19:03) and with strong winds I was hopeful. Unfortunately the cloud cover consolidated at the lower level see photo 2 (moon set c 19:28)".


York (New Earswick)

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (New Earswick) 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 partly cloudy before sunset in York today (26/9/2022) but it became totally cloudy after sunset so the moon was not seen (see photos)".


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 26 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


27 Sep 2022
United Kingdom

Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 27 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Quraishi from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Quraishi commented: "Negative Sighting".


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 27 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Leicester

Seen after sunset: On 27 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Ms Aasiya Ismail from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Aasiya Ismail commented: "Part of the moon was sighted momentarily between 2 banks of clouds. The camera didn't pick the crescent which was very slim and faint. [Submitted on 29/9/2022 - Admin]".


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 27 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Mr Ali Khan from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


York (Elvington)

Seen after sunset: On 27 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (Elvington) City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was totally cloudy most of York (Elvington Airfield) today (27/9/2022) but fortunately, there was a clear patch between two banks of dark clouds at sunset so the moon was seen by the two of us (myself, Qamar Uddin and Dr Bashir Dudo) just before it set, Alhamdulillah. We saw it with binoculars at 19:19 hrs (at 0.5° alt) and quickly took a photo with a Nikon Coolpix P600 camera before we lost it in the dark bank of clouds sitting on the horizon".


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 27 Sep 2022, 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.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: "هلال ربيع الأول 1444 أدخله الله علينا باليمن والإيمان والسلامة والإسلام والرحمة والغيث إنه على ذلك قدير وبالاستجابة جدير. فرحة عارمة لأني لم أظفر به منذ شهور في ظهور الأول بسبب الظروف الجوية / Translation: The crescent of Rabi’ al-Awwal 1444, may Allah bring it to us with peace, faith, safety, Islam, mercy and rain, for He is capable of that and worthy of a response. I am so happy that I haven't had it for months on my profile due to the [cloudy] weather".


Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 27 Sep 2022, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangier City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: "In the name of of Allah the Merciful . Morocco today I monitored the crescent and it was seen with the naked eye and documented it, and the first month of Rabi’ al-Awwal 1444 is on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, as on the evening of Monday, September 26, 2022 the crescent was not seen in all regions of Morocco".


Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Awwal 1444 AH

On Monday 26th September 2022 (29th Safar 1444 AH in UK and MA) the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1444 was not sighted in the UK to Morocco (MA) Region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry (login to view).

Therefore, the start of the month based on the Regional (UK – MA) and Local (UK-only) Moon Sighting criteria are given below.

Regional (UK - MA): the month of Safar 1444 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1444 AH will start from Wednesday 28th September 2022, InShaAllah.

Local (UK-only): the month of Safar 1444 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1444 AH will start from Wednesday 28th September 2022, InShaAllah.

Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Maulana Yusuf Mota, Shaykh Suliman Gani. Witnessed by Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK.net (Dated 26/9/2022 20:30 BST)

Reference: Towards Local Moon Sighting (UK) | Regional Moon Sighting and the Use of Optical Aid

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).