Tuesday 21st May 2024 | Thulatha 12th Dhul-Qa'dah 1445 [?]
Crescent Moon Visibility of Muharram 1446 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Muharram 1446 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 5 July 2024 at 22:57 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date or the next day. However, on 7 July 2024, the moon may be visible in the UK and in the whole world. Hence, the month of Muharram is likely to start on 8 July in the UK and Morocco, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Muharram 1446 AH (c)

Visibility Map for Muharram 1446 AH (b)

Visibility Map for Muharram 1446 AH (a)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Muharram 1446 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Muharram 1446 AH on 6 & 7 July 2024 (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 1446 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

No observation reports available

Announcement for start of Muharram 1446 AH

No announcement 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.