The beginning of the month of Shawal in Islam is a festive day of breaking the whole month of fasting in Ramadan and called Eid-ul-Fitr. This year, the crescent moon of Shawal should be easily visible in some parts of the world on the evening of Ahad, 1 May 2022 making the first day of the month, 1 Shawal 1443 AH falls on Monday, 2 May 2022.
Crescent Moon Visibility Map for Shawal 1443 AH
The following crescent moon visibility map of Shawal 1443 H generated by HilalMap, shows the probability of seeing the crescent moon (hilaal) of Shawal 1443 H from around the world. The American continent and Africa would have the best chance to seeing the slender crescent moon. Other parts eastern of them would need optical aids to see the moon. Therefore, based on global moon sighting, 1 Shawal 1443 AH corresponds to Monday, 2 May 2022.
Local Sightings and Islamic Calendar
Different nations may employ different methods to determine the beginning of lunar months in Islam. Therefore you can consult the map above for probability of witnessing the first crescent moon of Shawal 1443 in your location. For example, muslim countries in South East Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam may not be able to see the moon and therefore start 1 Shawal 1443 AH a day later on Tuesday, 3 May 2022. This case is also true for local moon sighting in South Africa and Pakistan, as well as in the Pacific, such as Australia and New Zealand.