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Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1446 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1446 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 27 May 2025 at 03:02 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 28 May 2025, it will be easily visible in the UK and most parts of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah1446 is most likely to start on 29 May 2025 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Saturday, 7 June 2025), InShaAllah. See also: Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days) | Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj? | [YouTube]

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1446 AH (c) Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1446 AH (b) Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1446 AH (a)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1446 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1446 AH on 27 & 28 May 2025 (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 1446 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

No observation reports available

Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1446 AH

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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