Crescent Moon Photos of 1 Dhul-Hijjah 1444 AH

Photograph of the crescent moon of 1 Dhul-Hijjah 1444 AH from Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA, on Sunday evening, 18 June 2023 (Youssef Ismail).

As the Pilgrimage month of islam – the month of Hajj – Dhul-Hijjah 1444 AH coming upon us, the search for the first sign of the crescent moon (hilaal) of 1 Dhul-Hijjah 1444 AH began on Sunday evening, 18 June… Continue Reading

ANIC: Australia to Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday, 22 April 2023

Australian Fatwa Council from the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) has just released a statement regarding the date of Eid-ul-Fitr for the islamic calendar 1444 AH. They stated that based on the position of the crescent moon on the evening… Continue Reading

Crescent Moon Photos of 1 Rajab 1444 Hijri

Crescent moon photo of the the month of Rajab 1444 Hijri hanging above a building in Morocco.

The evening of Sunday, 22 January 2023 CE will be the day of moon sighting (rukyatul hilal or rukyet-e hilal) for some of us who keep the islamic calendar in harmony with the moon cycles. Hopefully, the moon will be… Continue Reading

When Does 1 Rajab 1444 Hijri Start?

Crescent moon visibility map for 1 Rajab 1444 AH on Sunday, 23 January 2023.

The month of Rajab is the seventh month in the islamic hijri calendar system. In the year 2023, 1 Rajab 1444 AH will be marked by the new moon (conjunction) on Saturday, 21 January 2023 at 20:53 UT. The first… Continue Reading