The month of Rabi’ul Awwal is one of the special months for muslims all around the world for it is believed that the Prophet Muhammad was born in this month. For this year, the month will likely commence on Sunday, 17 September 2023 CE based on global crescent moon visibility.
The map below shows which part of the world can witness or see the crescent moon of Rabi’ul Awwal 1445 on either Friday or Saturday evening. Only parts of Pacific Ocean are covered by green shades in the first map that indicates positive probability of naked-eye sightings. In contrast, on the second map, it is shown that on the evening of Saturday, 16 September 2023 the crescent moon that marks 1 Rabi’ul Awwal 1445 AH will be easily visible for most part of the world, except UK.
Therefore, based on global moon sighting, it is expected that 1 Rabi’ul Awwal 1445 will correspond to Sunday, 17 September 2023 CE.