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Hilal For Rajab 1436 Visibility Map

Please observe Hilal for the Month of Rajab 1436 Sunday 29th Jamad ul Ukra / 19th April 2014, in accordance to the Sunnah

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Jamad Ul Ukra 1436 Monthly Calendar

Attached Calendar for the Month of Jumad ul Ukhra 1436.

We received negative sighting news from all the groups observing the Hilal in the UK. We have not received news of actual sighting (Muhaqaq Ru’ayat e Basri) from the Ministry of Awqaf in Morocco or from anywhere to the East of UK. Therefore we had 30 days of Jumad al Ula and the 1st day of Jumad ul Ukhra in the UK will be on Sunday 22nd March 2015 in accordance to the SUNNAH BASED CALENDAR Insha Allah.

On Friday 29th Jumad al Ula (20th March) we had a Solar Eclipse in the UK. Sheikh Muhammed AsSaleh Al Othaimeen (RA) who was one of the biggest and most respected Scholar of recent times confirmed that it would not be possible to sight the Hilal after Solar Eclipse. Full Fatwa is here: 

Saudi Arabia had 29 days of Jumad al Ula and have commenced the Month of Jumad ul Ukhra from Saturday 21st March based on the PRE CLACULATED UMM UL QURA CALENDAR.


REPOST: English translation of Sheikh Muhammad bin Saleh Al Othaimeen Fatwa on Eclipse and Lunar Calendar

Saudi Arabia started their Islamic Month of Jamad ul Ukrah 1436 the day AFTER the solar eclipse which is in against the Fatwa of Sheikh Muhammad bin Saleh Al Othaimeen Fatwa on Eclipse and starting the Lunar Calendar straight after:


In the name of Allaah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The Question:

Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakaatuhu

If the solar eclipse happens fully or partially after the sunset in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and this eclipse was witnessed in the region west of the kingdom, what is the ruling of the following day for this country in which the solar eclipse happened? Is this the completion of the 30th day of the month?

If the following month started on that day through calculation or sighting of Hilaal, what is the ruling?

Presenter: Abdul Aziz Sultan Almar’esh, General Manager responsible for watching Hilaal at the department of Astronomical research at King Abdul Aziz City for Science & Technology.


BismillahirRahmaanirRaheem Wa Alaykum AsSalaamu WaRahmatullahi WaBarakaatuhu.

If an eclipse takes place after sunset in any place on earth, it becomes impossible to have a new month the next day. This is due to the fact that scholars and experts are of the same opinion that the physical reason for the
eclipse is the presence of the moon between the sun and the earth.

It is also common knowledge to the scholars and the public that a new month would not start without the sighting of Hilaal, some time after sunset.

If that is the case, then a new month would not be possible in the same night where eclipse has taken place after sunset. This is impossible based on the norms that the Almighty Allah set for the rotation of the sun and the moon.
The Almighty Allah stated in the Glorious Qur’an, (Sura Al-An’am 6:96)

"He makes the night for rest and tranquillity, and the sun and moon for the reckoning (of time): Such is the judgment and ordering of (Him), the Exalted in Power, the Omniscient."

And (in Sura Ya-Seen 36:38-40):

"And the sun runs its course for a period determined for it: that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing. And the Moon,- We have measured for it mansions (to traverse) till it returns like the old (and withered)
lower part of a date-stalk. It is not permitted to the sun to catch up the moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to Law)."

And (in Sura AshShams: 91:1-2):

"By the sun and its (glorious) splendor; By the moon as it follows it;"

This verse indicates that the moon in the night of the Hilaal, follows the sun.

Therefore, if the moon follows the sun, it is consequently coming later than the sun and not possible for it (e.g. the moon) to be in the middle between the sun and the earth. So how would it jump in order for it to be between (the sun) and the earth?

Furthermore, a person who observes the movement of the sun and the moon, notices that the moon always lags the sun in its movement. Thus, you can see the moon in the first night of the month- for example the moon would be two or three meters away from the sun. The second night, the moon would move further away from the sun. The third night, the moon would still get further and further, and so on until the middle of the month. At that time, the moon would be on the opposite side of the horizon from the sun. Thus between them would be like between the East and West.

Therefore, if a person claims that the month began in the same night when an eclipse took place after sunset, is like a person who claims that the moon would be in a full-moon position in the same night when it is born. Or, like the person who claims that the sun would rise before dawn, or like a baby will show up before he gets out of the womb of his mother. All these things are impossible according to the rules and behavior that the Almighty Allah has ordained for this splendid universe, in its precise system.

As for the belief in the power of the Almighty Allah, there is no doubt that the Almighty Allah is Capable to do anything. And He is also capable to combine the two moons, and to separate them and to dim them or to make them shining in their light at any time. As He stated in the Glorious Qur’an: (Sura Al-Qiyama 75:7-10):

"At length, when the sight is dazed, And the moon is buried in darkness. And the sun and moon are joined together,- That Day will Man say: 'Where is the refuge?'"

But the rules that the Almighty Allah laid down concerning the sun and the moon of this world are fixed, and do not change, except in case of a miracle for a Prophet or in the honor of a Wali (closely befriended man to the Almighty Allah).

This is written by Muhammad AsSaleh AlOthaimeen 30/1/1412H.


Last Updated on Saturday, 21 March 2015 18:57

Sighting of the Hilal For Jamad ul Ukrah 1436

Many of us tried to look for the Hilal today FRIDAY 20th March but there were NO news of sighting in the UK or from anywhere else

Therefore Jumad al Ula 1436 will complete 30 days and the first day of Jumad ul Ukhra 1436 in the United Kingdom will be on Sunday 22nd March 2015 Insha Allah.  


Hilal For Jumad ul Ukhra 1436‏ Visibility Map

Please observe Hilal for the Month of  Jumad ul Ukhra 1436 TONIGHT, Friday Evening 29th Jamaad ul Awwal / 20th MARCH 2015, in accordance to the Sunnah

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