In the Name of Allah, the Most Gra­cious, the Most Mer­ci­ful.

As-salā­mu ‘alaykum wa-rah­mat­ul­lāhi wa-barakā­tuh

This state­ment is being issued on the 01st of August 2019 and super­sedes all pre­vi­ous state­ments on the sub­ject.

Wifaqul Ula­ma has a set Moon sight­ing cri­te­ria and does not take Moon sight­ing news (glob­al­ly) from any­where on Earth. This infor­ma­tion has been pro­vid­ed for research pur­pos­es only.

Moon sighting after Sunset:

Wifaqul Ula­ma is a British organ­i­sa­tion. Thus all Moon sight­ing reports sig­inif­i­cant­ly after sun­set (accord­ing to Lon­don) are not includ­ed in this report. This is no way to pre­dict the actu­al sight­ing of the Moon at Los Ange­les and it has no rel­e­vance to the deci­sion mak­ing process for British Mus­lims.

Africa/Europe Research Project:

Wifaqul Ula­ma has bilat­er­al moon sight­ing agree­ments with many coun­tries in Europe and Africa. We have asked part­ners in the pro­gram to pro­vide fac­tu­al reports and will update the table with the results.

Asia/Africa/Europe Results on Thursday, 01st of August 2019:

You can filter/sort/search the table as need­ed.

Con­ti­nentCoun­tryḎhū al-Ḥij­ja StartRea­son
OceanaAus­traliaNot Applic­a­bleMoon sight­ing on 02nd of August 2019
OceanaNew ZealandNot Applic­a­bleMoon sight­ing on 02nd of August 2019
AsiaTurkeyFri­day, 02 August 2019Declared years ago in advance. There is no Moon sight­ing sys­tem at all.
AsiaBruneiFri­day, 02 August 2019Based on Astro­nom­i­cal data, see agree­ment below
AsiaMalaysiaFri­day, 02 August 2019Based on Astro­nom­i­cal data, see agree­ment below
AsiaSin­ga­poreFri­day, 02 August 2019Based on Astro­nom­i­cal data, see agree­ment below
AsiaIndone­siaFri­day, 02 August 2019Based on Astro­nom­i­cal data, see agree­ment below

Naked eye sight­ing claimed at Java, dis­missed by local experts
AsiaJapanFri­day, 02 August 2019Based on dec­la­ra­tion from Malaysia, see agree­ment below
AsiaOmanSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
AsiaSau­di Ara­biaFri­day, 02 August 2019Sight­ing claimed
AsiaUAEFri­day, 02 August 2019No moon sight­ing, declared based on Sau­di Ara­bia
AsiaQatarFri­day, 02 August 2019No moon sight­ing, declared based on Sau­di Ara­bia
Asia Jor­danFri­day, 02 August 2019No moon sight­ing, declared based on Sau­di Ara­bia
Africa SudanFri­day, 02 August 2019No moon sight­ing, declared based on Sau­di Ara­bia
AfricaEgyptFri­day, 02 August 2019No moon sight­ing, declared based on Sau­di Ara­bia
AsiaPales­tineFri­day, 02 August 2019No moon sight­ing, declared based on Sau­di Ara­bia
AsiaSri Lan­kaNot Applic­a­bleMoon sight­ing on 02nd of August 2019
AsiaIndiaNot Applic­a­bleMoon sight­ing on 02nd of August 2019
AsiaPak­istanNot Applic­a­bleMoon sight­ing on 02nd of August 2019
AfricaReunionNot Applic­a­bleMoon sight­ing on 02nd of August 2019
AfricaSouth AfricaSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
AfricaBotswanaSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
AfricaZim­bab­weSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
AfricaZam­biaSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
AfricaMozam­biqueSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
AfricaKenyaSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
AfricaMalawiSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
AfricaMoroc­coSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
EuropeSpainSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
EuropeItalySat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
EuropeGer­manyFri­day, 02 August 2019Many Mus­lims fol­low Turkish/Saudi dec­la­ra­tions. There is no Moon sight­ing sys­tem at all.
EuropeNed­er­landSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
EuropeFranceSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed
EuropeBritainSat­ur­day, 03 August 2019Moon not sight­ed

Brunei/Malaysia/Singapore/Indonesia Declaration:

 

Indonesian Naked Eye Moon sighting: Dismissed by local Experts

The Min­istry of Reli­gious Affair of Indone­sia has just announced that Eid-ul-Adha 1440 AH will be on Sun­day, 11 August 2019. The announce­ment was made after sev­er­al peo­ple claimed that they saw the cres­cent moon (hilal) of the 1 Dhul-Hij­jah 1440 AH this evening. The report­ed pos­i­tive sight­ings were received from sev­er­al places in Java island. There were no pho­to­graph­ic evi­dence of the claimed hilal sight­ings, though. Some Indone­sian experts in astron­o­my expressed their dis­be­lieve of such naked-eye sight­ing reports from Java island as the moon is phys­i­cal­ly very close to the sun and would even can­not be sight­ed through ordi­nary tele­scope.

Oman Declaration:

Moon sight­ing com­mit­tees in Oman have not been able to see the Dhul Hij­ja moon for AH1440, accord­ing to Min­istry of Endow­ments and Reli­gious Affairs. The main com­mit­tee of the Hilal Vision Sur­vey for 1440 announced that the cres­cent is not con­firmed. This means that the first day of Dhul Hij­ja, 1440 will fall on Sat­ur­day, August 3rd, and that the first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on Mon­day, August 12.

UAE Declaration:

The fes­ti­val of Eid Al Adha will begin on Sun­day, August 11, after the cres­cent moon was sight­ed in Sau­di Ara­bia on Thurs­day evening. The sight­ing of the moon indi­cates that Fri­day, August 2, would be Zul Hij­jah 1. The cres­cent was report­ed­ly seen from Sau­di Ara­bi­a’s Tumair obser­va­to­ry.

UAE Declaration: Based on Saudi Arabia

أعلنت المحكمة العليا السعودية بيانها الرسمي الصادر اليوم الخميس الموافق الأول من شهر أغسطس لعام ألفين وتِسعة عشر ميلاديًّا- أن يومَ الخميس الموافق التاسع والعشرين من شهر ذي القعدة لعام ألفٍ وأَربَعِمِائةٍ وأربعين هجريًّا الموافقَ الأول من شهر أغسطس لعام ألفينِ وتِسعة عشر ميلاديًّا هو آخر أيام ذي القعدة، وأن يومَ الجمعة الثاني من شهر أغسطس لعام ألفينِ وتِسعة عشر ميلاديًّا هو أول أيام ذي الحجة.

Palestine Declaration: Based on Saudi Arabia as reported by Palestine Post

السعودية تعلن عن رؤية هلال شهر ذي الحجة، وبذلك يكون عيد الاضحى صبيحة يوم الاحد 11/8/2019

Qatar Declaration: TV Report

This tweet has the live report­ing from Qatar TV stat­ing that the Moon was not sight­ed.

Jordan Declaration: Based on Saudi Arabia as reported by Addusttour

#عاجل

السعودية: ثبوت رؤية هلال شهر ذي الحجة اليوم و #عيد_الأضحى الأحد الحادي عشر من آب#

Sudan Declaration: Based on Saudi Arabia as reported by ElSudani

المرصد الفلكي في جامعة المجمعة في السعودية يعلن عن رؤية هلال شهر ذي الحجة الخميس

أعلن المرصد الفلكي في جامعة “المجمعة” بالسعودية، عن رؤية هلال شهر “ذي الحجة” اليوم الخميس في مرصد الجامعة الفلكي بحوطة سدير

وأعلنت السعودية عن وصول أكثر من مليون حاج إلى المملكة حتى يوم الأحد الماضي، فيما قالت المديرية العامة للجوازات بالسعودية، إن “عدد الحجاج القادمين لأداء مناسك الحج من الخارج عبر المنافذ الجوية والبرية والبحرية بلغ 1.084 مليون حاج”.

وأوردت وكالة “واس” السعودية، أن الخدمات المقدمة، تتمثل في “وجود أكثر من 17 ألف رجل دفاع مدني، وأكثر من 3 آلاف آلية للتعامل مع كافة الحالات التي تهدد السلامة العامة”.

وخلال موسم الحج السابق، وصل عدد حجاج بيت الله الحرام إلى 2 مليون و371 ألفا و675، بحسب إحصائية رسمية نهائية.