The Indonesian Minister of Religious Affair has announced that the crescent moon, hilal, of 1 Ramadan 1440 H has been sighted from several places in Indonesia. Therefore, fasting will begin tomorrow, Monday, 6 May 2019. We will update this post, in shaa Allah, with photos of the Ramadan crescent moon.
The crescent moon (hilaal) of 1 Jumadal Akhirah 1440 Hijra was first sighted on the evening of Tuesday, 5 February 2019 from United States of America. No other naked eye sightings were reported from other countries east of the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, based on global moon sighting, the islamic calendar of 1 Jumadal Akhirah 1440 […]
The islamic hijri month of Jumadal Awla 1440 AH was marked by the sighting of new crescent moons (hilaal) that were visible on the evening of Monday, 7 January 2019. There was no report of positive sighting on Sunday, the day before, so far. Thus, 1 Jumadal Awla 1440 AH starts on Tuesday, 8 January […]
As the year 2019 CE is coming, many muslim will look for the corresponding Islamic Calendar dates. For such reason, Alhabib has prepared Islamic Hijri Calendar for 2019 that is ready to be downloaded as PDF. The islamic calendar 2019 can be viewed in our website and a link to the PDF version of the […]
The crescent moon of 1 Muharram 1440 Hijri is sighted from many places of the world in the evening of Monday, 10 September 2018. Below are some of the early hilaal (crescent moon) photos available online. With this result of moon sighting, the Islamic New Year of 1440 Hijri, 1 Muharram 1440 begins on Tuesday, […]
Saudi Arabia Declared New Crescent “Sighted” – But Is This Scientifically Possible?
The declaration of the start of 1 Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH by Saudi Arabia stirred some controversies around muslim world. In its announcement, the Supreme Judicial Council of Saudi Arabia said that new crescent moon (hilaal) was sighted on the evening of Saturday, 11 August 2018. This ‘moon sighting’ report was used to declare that 1 […]
Official: Saudi Arabia Declares 1 Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH to Start on Sunday, 12 August 2018
Based on the decision by the Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court yesterday, 1 Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH starts on Sunday, 12 August 2018. It seems this decision was made based on the Ummul Qura Calendar used there for civil purposes and not based on rukyatul hilal or moon sighting report. There was no mention of moon sighting report […]