Islamic Monthly Declarations & Announcements for 1438

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1438 Monthly Announcements

Muharram 1438

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 Dhul-Hijjah will be completed and Muharram 1438 will begin from Monday, the 3rd of October 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.

Safar 1438

Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain. However, we have received credible and verified news of Moon Sighting from Morocco, our closest Muslim country. Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 29 days of Muharram will be completed and Safar 1438 will begin from Tuesday, the 1st of November 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.

Rabiul-Awwal 1438

Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain or in our closest Muslim country of Morocco.  Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 30 days of Safar will be completed and Rabiul Awwal 1438 will begin from Thursday, the 1st of December 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.

Rabiut-Thani 1438

Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain or in our closest Muslim country of Morocco.  Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 30 days of Rabiul-Awwal will be completed and Rabiut Thani 1438 will begin from Saturday, the 31st of December 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 Oola 1438

Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain or in our closest Muslim country of Morocco.  Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 30 days of Rabiut-Thani will be completed and Jumadal-Oola 1438 will begin from Monday, the 30th of January 2017.

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 and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, provided as courtesy by Batley Moon Sighting Committee.

Jumadat Thania 1438

Moon was sighted Morocco, South Africa and by two individuals in Britain. The testimony of Shaykh Suliman Gani (DB) was verified by Croydon Mosque.  Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 29 days of Jumadal Oola will be completed and Jumadat-Thania 1438 will begin from Tuesday, the 28th of February 2017.

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 and a copy of the fax for this month can be viewed here, provided as courtesy by Batley Moon Sighting Committee.

Rajab 1438

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 Jumadat-Thania will be completed and Rajab 1438 will begin from Thursday, the 30th of March 2017.

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 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.

Sha’baan 1438

We have not received verifiable news of Moon being sighted anywhere in Britain and we have been unable to scrutinise the news on the Internet. Moon was sighted in our nearest Muslim country of Morocco. Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 20 days of Rajab will be completed and Sha’baan 1438 will begin from Friday, the 28th of April 2017.

Update: A single testimony was received from Britain which was verified and authenticated by Wifaqul Ulama. It was received late. None of the other sightings being circulated on the Internet were submitted to Wifaqul Ulama or Batley Moon Sighting Committee to verify and authenticate.

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 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.

Ramadhan 1438

Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain. However, we have received credible and verified news of Moon Sighting from Morocco, our closest Muslim country. Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 29 days of Sha’baan will be completed and Ramadan 1438 will begin from Saturday, the 27th of May 2017.

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 1438

Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain. Moon was also not sighted in from Morocco, our closest Muslim country.  Moon was also not sighted further away in South Africa. Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 30 days of Ramadhan will be completed and Shawwal 1438 will begin from Monday, the 26th of June 2017.

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.