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:

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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.