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Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1445 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 6 June 2024 at 12:38 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco (MA) region on that date. However, on 7 June 2024, it will be easily visible in the UK and in most parts of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start on 8 June 2024 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Monday, 17 June 2024), InShaAllah. See also: Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days) | Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj? | [YouTube]

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When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH on 7 & 8 June 2024 (29th Dhul Qa'dah & 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 Hijjah 1445 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

07 Jun 2024
United Kingdom

Birmingham

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 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.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "Totally cloudy sky, the crescent was not seen".


Cambridge

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from Cambridge City in the Cambridgeshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: "Around 30 of us gathered at Cambridge, Castle Mound and alhamdulillah we saw the moon of Dhul Hijjah. Many first time sighters. It was an incredible experience!".


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 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 Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Mr Motosir Ali commented: "الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ We sighted the Crescent for Dhul Hijjah even though it was partially cloudy, but we had a big gap in between الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ".


Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: "The moon was easily seen in Cardiff Bay. It looked like the 1st day's crescent moon to me".


Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the South Glamorgan (Wales) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: "I arrived at the viewing location just before sunset. It was partially cloudy around the horizon. I saw the crescent 20 mins after sunset. It was very thin ".


Church Broughton

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Church Broughton City in the Derbyshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "The moon was seen easily by the naked eye. [Submitted on 8/6/2024 - Admin]".


Cradley Heath

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: "I saw the moon after 10 minutes, on my street".


Croydon

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif commented: "Partly cloudy, it was not seen in Croydon".


Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Assim Khokhar from Croydon City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Dr Najeeb Chaudhry 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.

Dr Najeeb Chaudhry commented: "None sighting of the moon due to clouds".


Foxley

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 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.


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) 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: "It was totally cloudy today in Leeds, so I was unable to sight the Hilal of Dhull-Hijjah".


Leicester (Hamilton)

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 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 Seen by Naked-eye.


Leicester (Oadby)

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim from Leicester (Oadby) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim commented: "We spotted the moon with a group of 17 adults".


London (Newham)

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 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: "SubhanAllaah, there was a thick bank of clouds here at Wanstead Flats this evening so I didn’t have much hope, but the moon appeared briefly in a break in cloud at approximately 21:55. About 40 people were here, beautiful to see [the moon]".


Maidenhead

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Portsmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Mizanul Amin Babar from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mizanul Amin Babar commented: "The horizon was totally cloudy. I did not see the crescent moon".


Richmond upon Thames

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Abdul Karim from Richmond upon Thames City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Abdul Karim commented: "I waited for 30mins extra, no moon was visible yet at 22:05, high level of cloud cover".


Saltburn by the sea

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Saltburn by the sea City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Julie Breen commented: "Crescent was seen with me, Sr Shema and a child".


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: "Unfortunately due to clouds, the Hilal was not sighted".


Surbiton

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, 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: "It was cloudy on the horizon, but clear above the horizon. The thick cloud meant that the crescent could not be seen".


York

Not seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, 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 cloudy in York today, so the moon was not seen. I had a minor operation so I didn't travel too far to look for gaps in the clouds, but other UK cities have seen the moon, Alhamdulillah. Eid Mubarak to all Muslims".


Jersey

St Helier

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Eng Riaz Anjam from St Helier City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Riaz Anjam commented: "Clear blue sky, crescent sighted by naked eye about 15mins after sunset".


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, 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.


Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 07 Jun 2024, 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 Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Yesterday (7/6/2024) evening we observed the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah 1445 from the city of Tangier. The crescent was seen with the naked eye and it was also seen in several regions in Morocco. Therefore, Saturday, 8 June 2024 is the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah 1445. [Submitted on 8/6/2024 - Admin]".


08 Jun 2024
United Kingdom

Richmond upon Thames

Seen after sunset: On 08 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Mr Abdul Karim from Richmond upon Thames City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Abdul Karim commented: "It was absolutely clear view, immediately visible in the sky, very crisp and prominent in the sky".


York

Seen after sunset: On 08 Jun 2024, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was cloudy in York yesterday, but today (8/6/2024), the moon was seen easily after sunset from my back garden, Alhamdulillah".


Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH

On Friday, 7th June 2024 (29th Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1445 was sighted in the UK (Local), according to the rules of Shariah. Therefore, the month of Dhul Qa'dah 1445 AH will have 29 days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH will start on Saturday, 8th June 2024 (making Eid-ul Adha on Monday, 17th June 2024), InShaAllah. Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Maulana Yusuf Mota, Shaykh Suliman Gani, Imam Saleh Albahry. Witnessed by: Imad Ahmed, Shakil Qureshi, Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (7/6/2024 22:45 BST).

Morocco (Regional): the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH will start on Saturday, 8th June 2024. See the report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry (login to view).

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