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Sighting of the Hilal For Muharram 1436

On Monday, 24 October 2014 (29 Dhul Hijjah 1435 AH) many people from throughout UK have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Muharram after sunset. None of the groups were able to sight the Hilal..

Wifaqululama therefore announce that the month of Dhul Hijjah will complete with 30 days and the 1st Muharram will be Sunday 26th October 2014. Youmul-Ashura will be Tuesday 04 November 2014

Please read this article on the merits of the Sacred Month of Muharram


Hilal For Muharram 1436 Visibility Map

Please observe Hilal for the Month of Muharram 1436 on Friday Evening 29th Dhul Hijjah / 24th October 2014, in accordance to the Sunnah

Click here for the Visibility chart


Dhul Hijjah 1435 Monthly Calendar

Attached Calendar for the Month of Dhul Hijjah 1435.

Despite the efforts of many people throughout the country we have received negative reports from the UK. We have not received news of actual sighting (Muhaqaq Ru’ayat e Basri) from anywhere to the East of UK. Therefore we will complete 30 days of Dhul Qa’dah and the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah in the UK will be on Friday 26th September 2014 in accordance to the SUNNAH BASED CALENDAR  and Eid ul Adha will be from Sunday 05th October 2014 Insha Allah.

Once again Saudi Arabia have taken erroneous sighting claims of 1 or 2 witnesses and commenced the Month of Dhul Hijjah from Thu 25th September. We had members from Wifaq ul Ulama who tried to observe from Makkah and reported negative sighting. The 10 Official Hilal Committees in Saudi Arabia also reported negative sighting.

The fact that In India and Pakistan where actual sighting takes place throughout the year could not sight the Crescent even on Thursday is something to ponder over which suggests they have erred once again in starting the month according to Ummul Qura Calendar! How can there be a 2 day difference of the Hilal in nearby countries(?) This is against the system that Allah has created. May Allah SWT guide us all on Haq.


Sighting of the Hilal For Dhul Hijjah 1435

Efforts were made to sight the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah in the UK, despite clear skies all reported negative.

South Africa (UUCSA) also reported negative.

It was only the 28th of Dhul Qadah today in Morocco, they will make the effort to sight the Hilal tomorrow; (Thursday the 25th of September).  

Therefore the Wifaq ul Ulama announces that the 1st of Dhul Hijjah 1435 will be on Friday 26th of  September 2014. Eid al-Adha will fall on Sunday, 05th October 2014.

Important Articles that need to be read:

Eid ul Adha is on the 10th of Zil Hijjah (only on local date) - Eid ul Adha is not an Eid ul Hajj!!

Unfortunately, there is a common misunderstanding amongst the people that when it is Yowm ul Arafah in Saudi Arabia, the whole world has to celebrate Eid ul Adha on the next day. No evidence for this can be found in our Holy Shariah.

It is obligatory for you to follow the sighting of the new moon in the place where you are

Original Fatwa in Arabic by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Ibn 'Uthaymeen Rahemahulllah On Eid Al Adha

Should ‘Id Al Adha be celebrated after the day of ‘Arafah in Saudi Arabia?

Virtues of Zulhijjah: Eidul-Adha, Hajj, Sacrifice, etc. 
Zulhijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, it means "hajj." Obviously, this name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of "hajj" is performed in this month, which gives it special significance. Some specific merits and rules relevant to this month are mentioned


Hilal For Dhul Hijjah 1435 Visibility Map

Please observe Hilal for the Month of Dhul Hijjah on Wednesday Evening 29th Dhul Qa'dah / 24th September 2014, in accordance to the Sunnah

Click here for the Visibility chart

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