Sunday 14th July 2024 | Ahad 7th Muharram 1446 [?]
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qa'dah 1445 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 8 May 2024 at 03:22 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco (MA) region on that date. However, on 9 May 2024, the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most parts of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Qa'dah is most likely to start on 10 May 2024, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH (c) Visibility Map for Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH (b) Visibility Map for Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH (a)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH on 8 & 9 May 2024 (29th Shawwal & 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 Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

08 May 2024
United Kingdom

Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Motosir Ali from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Motosir Ali commented: "Moon was not visible and is was mainly cloudy.".


Cheltenham

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Maulana Husain Ahmed Patel from Cheltenham City in the Gloucestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Maulana Husain Ahmed Patel commented: "It was very cloudy".


Cradley Heath

Not seen before sunset: On 08 May 2024, 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 was walking to the local Mosque for the Maghrib prayer and I couldn't see the moon as it was totally cloudy, even after the Maghrib prayer".


Foxley

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Ms Sadia Tanvir-Navaab from Foxley City in the Norfolk County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.


Ilford

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Monwar Hussain from Ilford City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Monwar Hussain commented: "I have looked very closely in all direction just to be sure as I’ve never looked for the Hilal before. Could not sight the new moon in any direction at all".


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) 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: "Overcast, not sighted in Seacroft, Leeds".


Leicester (Hamilton)

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim from Leicester (Hamilton) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim commented: "About 14 adults were here today looking for the moon, but we did not spot it. The other ICOUK members present were Riyaz Bhika and Haanif Debar".


Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Riyaz Bhikha from Leicester (Hamilton) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Riyaz Bhikha commented: "The moon was not seen as it was mostly cloudy".


London (Newham)

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Mohsin Ali from London (Newham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohsin Ali commented: "We attempted to sight the moon at Wanstead Flats, but it was not visible due to being low on the horizon and potentially obscured behind a layer of cloud on the horizon. There were approximately 10 people present, we stayed until around 21:20 BST".


Reading

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Faruq Bilbe from Reading City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Faruq Bilbe commented: "There was a break in the cloud cover, but it remained above the location of the moon as far as I was able to establish".


Richmond upon Thames

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Abdul Karim from Richmond upon Thames City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Mr Abdul Karim commented: "Unfortunately low level clouds on the horizon prohibited a clear view in the direction of the new crescent ".


Saltburn by the sea

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Saltburn by the sea City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Julie Breen commented: "Thick cloud at the elevation of the moon".


York (New Earswick)

Not seen after sunset: On 08 May 2024, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (New Earswick) 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 fairly sunny in York today (8/5/2024) a few hours before sunset, but it became cloudy during sunset, so the moon was not seen. It was not expected to be seen by the naked eye even if it was clear as it was very close to the sun. We have not received any sighting reports from other places in the UK either".


09 May 2024
United Kingdom

Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "The crescent moon was easily seen with the naked eye. [Submitted on 10/5/2024 - Admin]".


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "The Hilal was clearly visible with the naked eye".


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr John Smith from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Motosir Ali from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Mr Motosir Ali commented: "الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ We have spotted the Crescent for Dhul Qadah 1445. The Sky was very clear and it was easy to spot. (See Facebook video)".


Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the South Glamorgan (Wales) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: "I saw the crescent after sunset from my back garden, after I had finished praying Maghrib Salah. [Submitted on 10/5/2024 - Admin]".


Cheltenham

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Maulana Husain Ahmed Patel from Cheltenham City in the Gloucestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Telescope.


Foxley

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Ms Sadia Tanvir-Navaab from Foxley City in the Norfolk County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Gosforth

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Gosforth City in the Cumbria County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: "It was fairly cloudy, especially towards the western horizon, the moon was spotted and photographed very briefly through a gap".


Ilford

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Monwar Hussain from Ilford City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Monwar Hussain commented: "Alhamdulillah, I was able to clearly see the new moon after maghrib salah".


Leeds (Seacroft)

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "I sighted [the moon] with the naked eye, in Seacroft Leeds".


Leicester (Hamilton)

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Riyaz Bhikha from Leicester (Hamilton) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Riyaz Bhikha commented: "The moon was clearly visible from most places within the area".


Leicester (Oadby)

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim from Leicester (Oadby) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim commented: "Easily seen".


London (Newham)

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Mohsin Ali from London (Newham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohsin Ali commented: "We sighted at Wanstead Flats after we prayed Maghrib then turned around and it was visible quite high above the horizon, Alhamdulillah".


Portsmouth

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Mizanul Amin Babar from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mizanul Amin Babar commented: "With a clear sky and the moon high in the sky, it was sighted relatively easily".


Reading

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Faruq Bilbe from Reading City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Mr Faruq Bilbe commented: "It wasn’t even playing hard to find tonight. About 15 mins after sunset, once I had checked the bearing and height, the Hilal appeared in my binoculars. Before I could get my phone in position to take a photo through the binoculars, I could see it without them".


Richmond upon Thames

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Mr Abdul Karim from Richmond upon Thames City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Mr Abdul Karim commented: "I looked just after Maghrib, but unfortunately, partial clouds in the direction of the moon prevented sighting. I waited longer and the crescent appeared in the sky once it started to become darker. It was an excellent clear view from my loft room".


York

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, 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 Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars and Telescope.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "The Hilal of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 was seen from York Mosque (UK) on Thursday, 9 May 2024 by many people who came to maghrib prayer, including Shaykh Bashir Dodo, Yaseen Karbani, Sahir Latif, Shazad Hussain, and many others; Alhamdulillah. See Facebook video".


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 09 May 2024, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: "هلال ذي القعدة 1445هـ . اللهم أهله بالنصر والتأييد والأمن والأمان... رغم الأفق المسدود فهناك شعاع أمل / Translation: Crescent moon fo Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH. May Allah grant us success, support, security and faith... Despite the cloudy horizon, there was a gap to see it".


Announcement for start of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH

On Wednesday, 8th May 2024 (29th Shawwal 1445 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 was not sighted in the UK (Local), according to the rules of Shariah. Therefore, Shawwal 1445 AH will complete 30 days, and the month of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH will start on Friday, 10th May 2024, InShaAllah. Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Maulana Yusuf Mota, Shaykh Suliman Gani. Witnessed by: Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (8/5/2024 22:30 BST)

Morocco (Regional): the month of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH will start on Friday, 10th May 2024, InShaAllah. See the report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry (login to view).

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