When Will Dzul-Hijja 1437 AH Start?

The new moon for Dzul-Hijja 1437 AH (anno hegira, hijri year) or astronomical conjunction will be on Thursday, 1 September 2016, at 9:03 UTC. The crescent moon or hilaal would be difficult to be sighted on the evening on that Thursday any where in the world. The crescent should be sighted easily all over the world the next day. Therefore, 1 Dzul-Hijja 1437 AH starts on Saturday, 3 September 2016.

Crescent Moon Visibility Map for Dzul-Hijjah 1437

Most parts of the world would see the hilaal or crescent moon of Dzul-Hijja 1437 AH on the evening of Friday, 2 September 2016. (Visibility Map)
Most parts of the world would see the hilaal or crescent moon of Dzul-Hijja 1437 AH on the evening of Friday, 2 September 2016.
There is a slight chance of crescent moon sighting on Thursday, 1 September 2016 in Pacific Ocean. (Dzulhijja 1437 Crescent Visibility Map)
There is a slight chance of crescent moon sighting on Thursday, 1 September 2016 in Pacific Ocean. (Dzulhijja 1437 Crescent Visibility Map)

Dates of Hajj, Wuquf, and Eid-ul-Adha 2016

The hijri month of Dzul-Hijja is where the annual pilgrim to Makkah takes place. The official civil calendar for this islamic month of Hajj in Saudi Arabia, according to Umm-al-Qura Calendar, puts 1 Dzul-Hijjah 1437 one day earlier, on Friday, 2 September 2016. So, there is a chance that Saudi Arabia would have Dzul-Hijjah earlier the rest of the world.

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