Mark Your Calendars: When Does 1 Jumadal Ula 1445 AH Start?

As we stand on the threshold of another month in the Islamic calendar, let’s embark on a celestial journey to welcome Jumadal Ula 1445 AH. This marks the fifth month in the Hijri calendar, a calendar that not only measures time but also connects Muslims worldwide in their shared spiritual journey.

1. The Astronomical Prelude: Ijtimak on Monday, 13-11-2023

Our journey begins with the new moon conjunction, also known as Ijtimak, occurring on Monday, 13-11-2023, at 09:27 UTC. This celestial alignment is a pivotal moment, guiding those who rely on astronomical calculations to determine the commencement of the new month.

2. The Eager Wait for the Hilaal: A Spiritual Quest

Yet, the true magic lies in the anticipation of the visible crescent moon, or Hilaal. Many Muslims ardently await the sighting of this slender crescent as it graces the evening sky, signaling the start of a new chapter in the lunar calendar.

3. The Dance of the Crescent Moon: Global Visibility Unveiled

Come Monday evening, the crescent moon may remain elusive in many parts of the world. However, hope arises as Tuesday, 14-11-2023, dawns, and the Hilaal becomes visible from various populated places. To enhance your visual experience, check out the “Crescent Moon Visibility Map for Jumadal Ula 1445 AH” below, showcasing the regions where this celestial dance unfolds.

Map showing crescent moon visibility for the islamic month of Jumadal Ula 1445 H on the evening of Tuesday, 14 Nov 2023.

Crescent moon visibility for 1 Jumadal Ula 1445 AH on the evening of Tuesday, 14 November 2023. The crescent moon will be visible in many parts of the world.

It’s a celestial dance that unites hearts in joyous celebration.

4. Diversity in Celestial Sightings: A Global Tapestry

Interestingly, Europe, Turkey, China, and Japan will join the crescent moon revelry a bit later, not witnessing its beauty until Wednesday evening. This diversity in visibility adds a dynamic layer to our collective experience, echoing the vastness of our global Muslim community.

5. Unity in Diversity: 1st of Jumadal Ula 1445 AH

And so, our cosmic sojourn culminates with the declaration that the 1st of Jumadal Ula 1445 AH will grace our lives on Wednesday, 15 Nov 2023. This determination, based on global moon sighting, exemplifies the unity that underlies our diverse traditions and practices.

As we welcome Jumadal Ula, let’s reflect on the beauty of our shared journey through time. Each crescent moon sighting becomes a moment of connection, a thread weaving through the rich tapestry of Islamic history and astronomy.

May this new month bring blessings, unity, and spiritual growth to all. Until next time, under the gentle glow of the crescent moon, stay inspired and connected.

Habib bin Hilal

Habib bin Hilal is Editor in Chief of this blog and manager of the website: Alhabib - Coloring with Islam.

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