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Muharram 1437

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On the evening of 13th of Octo­ber 2015, attempts to sight the Moon in Britain, Moroc­co & South Africa were unsuc­cess­ful. There­fore the Shu­ra of Ula­ma at Wifaqul Ula­ma decid­ed that 30 days of Dhul-Hij­jah should be com­plet­ed and the month of Muhar­ram 1437 shall begin from Thurs­day, the 15th of Octo­ber 2015.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee.

Safar 1437

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On the evening of 12th of Novem­ber 2015, attempts to sight the Moon in Britain were unsuc­cess­ful, how­ev­er Moon was suc­cess­ful­ly sight­ed in Moroc­co and Wifaqul Ula­ma received cred­i­ble Shari­ah com­pli­ant news. There­fore the Shu­ra of Ula­ma at Wifaqul Ula­ma decid­ed that the month of Safar 1437 shall begin from Fri­day, the 13th of Novem­ber 2015.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee.

Rabiul-Awwal 1437

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On the evening of 11th of Decem­ber 2015, attempts to sight the Moon in Britain & Moroc­co were unsuc­cess­ful. There­fore the Shu­ra of Ula­ma at Wifaqul Ula­ma decid­ed that 30 days of Safar should be com­plet­ed and the month of Rabi­ul Aww­al 1437 shall begin from Sun­day, the 13th of Decem­ber 2015. South Africa were a day behind but sight­ed the Moon (next day) so they also start­ed Rabi­ul Aww­al 1437 from Sun­day, the 13th of Decem­ber 2015.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee.

Rabiut-Thani 1437

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On the evening of 10th of Jan­u­ary 2016, attempts to sight the Moon in Britain, Moroc­co & South Africa were unsuc­cess­ful. There­fore the Shu­ra of Ula­ma at Wifaqul Ula­ma decid­ed that 30 days of Rabi­ul Aww­al should be com­plet­ed and the month of Rabi­ut-Thani (Rabi­ul Akhir) 1437 shall begin from Thurs­day, the 12th of Jan­u­ary 2016.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee.

Jumadal-Aula 1437

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On the evening of 09th of Feb­ru­ary 2016, attempts to sight the Moon in Britain were suc­cess­ful (in Leices­ter), Moon was also suc­cess­ful­ly sight­ed in Moroc­co and Wifaqul Ula­ma received cred­i­ble Shari­ah com­pli­ant news. There­fore the Shu­ra of Ula­ma at Wifaqul Ula­ma decid­ed that the month of Jumadal Ula 1437 shall begin from Wednes­day, the 10th of Feb­ru­ary 2016.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee.

Jumadul Ukhra 1437

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Most of Britain was heav­i­ly over­cast today and no reports of Moon Sight­ing were recieved. There were also no reports of Moon Sight­ing from over 280+ loca­tions in Moroc­co. Wifaqul Ula­ma (Shu­ra) has there­fore decid­ed that 30 days of Jumadal-Aula will be com­plet­ed and Jumadul Ukhra 1437 will begin from Fri­day the 11th of March 2016.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee.

Rajab 1437

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On the evening of 08th of April 2016, attempts to sight the Moon in Britain were suc­cess­ful (in Croy­don). Mul­ti­ple Schol­ars at Croy­don Mosque sight­ed the moon. Moon was also suc­cess­ful­ly sight­ed in Moroc­co  & South Africa and Wifaqul Ula­ma received cred­i­ble Shari­ah com­pli­ant news. There­fore the Shu­ra of Ula­ma at Wifaqul Ula­ma decid­ed that the month of Rajab 1437 shall begin from Sat­ur­day, the 09th of April 2016.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee.

Sha’baan 1437

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Wifaqul Ula­ma advis­es British Mus­lims that attempts to sight the Moon in Britain were unsuc­cess­ful. How­ev­er, we have received pos­i­tive authen­ti­cat­ed news about Moon being suc­cess­ful­ly sight­ed in Moroc­co & South Africa. Wifaqul Ula­ma Shu­ra have there­fore decid­ed that the 1st of Islam­ic Month of Sha’baan 1437 will be Sun­day the 08th of May 2016.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee.

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Ramadhan 1437

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Moon was not sight­ed in Unit­ed King­dom, east of Britain in our near­est Mus­lim coun­try of Moroc­co and even fur­ther in South Africa. Wifaqul Ula­ma after con­sul­ta­tion has there­fore decid­ed that 30 days of Sha’baan will be com­plet­ed and Ramad­han 2016 will begin from Tues­day the 07th of June 2016.First Taraweeh will be on Mon­day night.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee.

Shawwal 1437

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Moon was not sight­ed in Unit­ed King­dom, east of Britain in our near­est Mus­lim coun­try of Moroc­co and even fur­ther in South Africa. Wifaqul Ula­ma after con­sul­ta­tion has there­fore decid­ed that Ramad­han will be of 29 days and Shaww­al 2016 will begin from Wednes­day the 06th of July 2016, which will be the day of Eidul-Fit’r

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee. This fax was received in UK rough­ly 30 min­utes before sun­set in Britain.

Dhul-Qa’dah 1437

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Moon was not sight­ed any­where in Britain or in our clos­est Mus­lim coun­try of Moroc­co. It was also not sight­ed in South Africa. Wifaqul Ula­ma have there­fore decid­ed that 30 days of Shaww­al will be com­plet­ed and Dhul Qadah 1437 will begin from Fri­day, the 5th of August 2016.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee. This fax was received in UK rough­ly 60 min­utes before sun­set in Britain due to neg­a­tive Moon­sight­ing which takes no longer because all sight­ing sta­tions have to report before a report can be sent.

Dhul-Hijjah 1437

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Moon was not sight­ed any­where in Britain. How­ev­er, we have received cred­i­ble and ver­i­fied news of sight­ing from our near­est Mus­lim coun­try of Moroc­co. We have also received cred­i­ble and ver­i­fied news of sight­ing from South Africa. Ula­ma have there­fore decid­ed that Dhul Hij­jah 1437 will begin from Sat­ur­day, the 03rd of Sep­tem­ber 2016.

Wifaqul Ula­ma togeth­er and in con­sul­ta­tion with Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee make the deci­sion for the start of Islam­ic Months based on Moon­sight­ing in UK (pri­ma­ry) and Moroc­co (sec­ondary). Please note that the deci­sion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly based on Moroc­co (month­ly). Depart­ment of Islam­ic Affairs offi­cial­ly noti­fies the British Ula­ma by fax month­ly and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, pro­vid­ed as cour­tesy by Bat­ley Moon Sight­ing Com­mit­tee. This fax was received in UK rough­ly 60 min­utes before sun­set in Britain due to neg­a­tive Moon­sight­ing which takes no longer because all sight­ing sta­tions have to report before a report can be sent.