Moonsighting for Dhul-Hijjah 1435
Saudi Announcement: "Hajj (9th of Dhul-Hijjah) is Friday, Oct 3, 2014 and Eid al-Adha (10th of Dhul-Hijjah) is Saturday, Oct 4, 2014."
29 ذو القعدة 1435هـ
سبتمبر 2014م واس
رؤية هلال شهر
ذي الحجة لهذا
هو غرة شهر ذي
للثالث من شهر
أكتوبر 2014م .
يلي نص بيان
رقم ( 63 / هـ )
وتاريخ 29 / 11 ـ 1 / 12 /
وصحبه وبعد :
مساء هذا اليوم
شهر ذي القعدة
الأول من شهر
ذي الحجة لهذا
العام 1435هـ حسب
رؤية هلال شهر
ذي الحجة لهذا
على ما وردها
رؤية هلال شهر
ذي الحجة مساء
هذا اليوم الأربعاء
شهر ذي القعدة
بشهادة عدد من
يكون يوم غدٍ
للأول من شهر
ذي الحجة عام
1435هـ حسب تقويم
شهر سبتمبر ـ
أيلول ـ من
عام 2014م هو غرة
شهر ذي الحجة
لهذا العام 1435هـ،
للثالث من شهر
تشرين الأول ـ
عام 2014م، وعيد
ينصر دينه، ويُعلي
مجيب. وصلى الله
وصحابته أجمعين .
عبدالإله بن عبدالعزيز
محمد بن شريم
// انتهى //
19:41 ت م
Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) Announcement Regarding Eid ul-Adha
The Fiqh Council of North America will follow the Official Announcement of Saudi Arabia.
Says, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman, Fiqh Council of North America
According to Makkahcalendar.org Eid ul-Adha 1435 AH info is seen in the links below
The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at 6:14 UT. We do not expect any reports of sighting from South America and Polynasian Islands. On September 25, the moon may not be seen in Europe, but can be seen with difficulty in South-east Asia. On September 25, the moon can easily be seen in Australia, Africa and Americas (See visibility curves).
The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on Thursday September 25, 2014 from Darwin Australia.
Wednesday, 24 September 2014:
Sighting possibilty is only in Polynesian Islands in Pacific ocean. We do not get any reports from there. Therefore, we do not expect any sighting reports from anywhere.
- Not Seen: Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad (MCW member) from Brunei Darussalam reported:
The new moon for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1435 was not sighted from Brunei (4° 55' North and 114° 55' East) on the evening of Wednesday, 24 September 2014. This was officially announced through the Brunei National TV channel and Radio stations. Therefore, tomorrow, Thursday, 25 September 2014 is the completion of 30 days for the month of Dhul Qaedah in Brunei. Hence, the 1st of Dhul Hijjah 1435 will commence on Friday, 26 September 2014. Subsequently, the Eid al-Adha will fall on Sunday, 05 October 2014.
- Not Seen: Baba Abdulai (MCW member) from Tamale reported:
Date of observation, Wednesday September 24, 2014. Time of observation: between 5:57 PM and 6:10 PM local time. Location of sighting effort (From Agric. area to Choggu Lowcost Bungalows) Tamale, Ghana. The crescent was NOT seen in this area of my sighting effort. The sky was very cloudy along the western horizon. I actually did not expect to see any crescent, because the moon's age as at that time was only about 12 hrs. with a moon lag time of around 13 minutes.
- Not Seen: Nida-e-Haram (Siddik Nadvi, MCW member) from Ahmedabad, Gujrat reported:
Today Wednesday 24th Septeber, 2014 = 28 Zul Qa'dah 1435 Hijri, we tried to see the crescent of Zul Hijjah 1435 Hijri at our Institute JAMIA KANZUL ULOOM at 6.25 pm to 6.50. The crescent was not seen
- Not Seen: AR Sugeng Riyadi (MCW member) from Assalaam Observatory, Surakarta Central Java reported:
The new crescent of Dzulhijjah 1435 AH was not sighted from Assalaam Observatory, Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java and also from all over the locations in Indonesia, on the evening of Wednesday, 24 September 2014.
The Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs was officially announced through the Itsbat that Thursday, 25 September 2014 is the completion of 30 days for DzulQo'dah 1435 AH. Hence, the 1st of DzulHijjah 1435 AH will commence on Friday, 26 September 2014. Subsequently, the Eid al-Adha will fall on Sunday, 05 October 2014.
- Not Seen: Ali Mohamed (MCW member) from Mombasa reported:
On Wednesday, 24 September 2014. SKY CONDITIONS were clear. I tried to see the moon around 6:45pm
The Chief Kadhi of Kenya Announced tomorrow will complete 30th of Dhul-Qi'dah.
- Not Seen: Ahmed Mohamed Barakah (MCW member) from Windhoek reported:
No moon was sighted in Namibia on the 24th September
As usual some will follow Saudia, and most follow the sighting of the moon
- New Zealand:
- Not Seen: Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North reported:
The FIANZ Hilal committee has announced that moon was not seen on Sep 24. On behalf of the FIANZ Hilal Committee, I wish to infom you that the month of Dhul Hijjah will begin on Friday 26 September 2014. Eid-ul Adha will, Insha Allah, be observed on Sunday, 5 October 2014 (corresponding to 10th Dhul Hijjah 1435H).”
- South Africa:
- Not Seen: M. Choonara (MCW member) from Malabar, Port Elizabeth reported:
Myself and 8 other Muslim males adults tried to sight it but couldn't. Age of moon approx 11 hours. Horizon cloudy.
- Not Seen: Shakil Vayani (MCW member) from Witbank reported:
There has been no news of sighting of the #Hilaal in South Africa. UUCSA therefore announces 1 Dhu al Hijjah 1435 will be on Fri 26 Sep 2014. Eid al-Adha will fall on Sunday, 05 October 2014.
- Not Seen: Rashid Motala (MCW member) from Durban reported:
On Wednesday 24th September 2014, the Hilaal was NOT sighted in South Africa. Zul Hijjah 1435 will commence on Friday, 26th September 2014.
- Not Seen: Gabriel Jairodín Riaza (MCW member) from Madrid reported:
However, Official Announcement is: The Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (ucide.org), Islamic Commission of Spain, announced that Thursday, September 25, is the first day of the month of Dhu’l-Hijjah 1435. Friday, October 3, is Arafah Day and Eid ul-Adha is Saturday, October 4, 2014.
- Not Seen: Hamza Rijal (MCW member) from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported:
I tried to site the moon of Dhul-hijja on Wednesday 24th of September 2014 from 1435-1900 EAT (15:30-16:30 GMT). The condition was hazy therefore the moon was not sighted.
Thursday 25 September 2014 is the 30th of Dhul-Qada and Insha’Allah the first day of Dhul-Hijja shall be on Friday 26 September 2014 in tiny Island of Zanzibar.
- Not Seen: Mohammad Ali Javed (MCW member) from Luton, Bedfordshire reported:
Moon not sighted anywhere on Wednesday 24 September. We will complete 30 days and Markazi Jamaat e Ahle Sunnah #UK & #Europe announce that #Eid ul Adha will be celebrated on Sunday 5th October 2014.
- Not Seen: Mohammed Yahya Shaikh (MCW member) from Anaheim CA reported:
I tried to look for Dhul-Hijjah moon this evening of September 24th from 6:55 PM to 7:10 PST, but was unsuccessful. The atmospheric conditions were perfect for moonsighting. Moon set was approximately 14 minutes after sunset in Anaheim, CA today.
- Not Seen: Hamid Quraishi (MCW member) Imam Islamic Center of Winona (ICW) Winona MN reported:
On Sep 24, it was very cloudy in Winona, therefore I was unable to sight the moon. However based on Saudi Arabia announcement of the day of Arafah on Oct 3rd, Inshallah, Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on Oct 4th in Winona, MN at (ICW).
- Not Seen: Syed Shahid Rashid (MCW member) from Dallas, TX reported:
On the evening of Wednesday September 24, 2014. The sunset was 7:21 PM and moonset 7:36 PM at 262° W. I am at 9th floor of a hotel with full view of western sky from my window and I witnessed the setting sun. I DID NOT SIGHT THE MOON. There were some clouds/haze on the lower horizon as well. So the conditions were not ideal. I started sighting effort 2-3 minutes before sunset and tried until 7:37 PM.
Thursday, 25 September 2014:
- Seen: Dr. Shabbir Ahmed (MCW member) Imam of Rooty Hill Mosque Sydney, NSW reported:
I am in Makkatul Mukarramah now. Sending following Moonsighting report. The Hilaal of EID UL ADHAA has been sighted on Thursday, 25th September in Darwin. Therefore, EID UL ADHAA will be celebrated on Sunday, 5th of October. EID UL ADHAA MUBARAK!
- Not Seen: Engr. Azizul Huq (MCW member) from Dhaka reported:
Today, Thursday, Sep 25, after sunset, I was at roof top with binoculars to see the moon. The western side of sky was covered with light hazy cloud and there was no visibility at all.
I could not see moon. Now I waited for Govt. news which also announced that the crescent moon was not visible on 25th September 2014 in Bangladesh.
- Seen: Suleman Manjra (MCW member) reported:
The moon for Dhulhijjah was sighted on the evening of 25th September 2014 around PM 6:10, Barbados time. We had 29 days of Dhul Qidah. Inshaallah Eid Ul Adha will be on Sunday 5th October 2014.
- Seen: Mohammed Patel (MCW member) from Bridgetown reported:
Today Thursday 25th September 2014, Crescent was seen in clear skies. Effort was made to sight after Magrib salat around 6:10 p.m. Approx. 35 persons present. We had 29 days of Dhul-Qi'dah. The 1st of Dhul-Hijjah will be on Friday 26th September 2014.
- Seen: Muhammad Sohail (MCW member) from Iquique reported:
I just talk with a brother who has seen the moon today, Thursday, 25 September. He saw the moon with his son of 21 years old.
- Seen: Baba Abdulai (MCW member) from Tamale reported:
Date of observation, Thursday September 25, 2014. The crescent was SEEN, having a 2 to 7 o'clock orientation. The sky was clear on the western horizon. Time of observation: 6:23 PM local time. Location of sighting effort (From Agric. area to Choggu Lowcost Bungalows) Tamale, Ghana.
- Seen: Dr. Muhammad Hafiz (MCW member) from Rose Hall Town, Berbice, reported:
The Hilaal for Zul Hijjah 1435 AH was observed by the members of the Rose Hall Town Masjid in Guyana after sunset on Thursday, 25th September, 2014. Eid Ul Adha in Guyana will be celebrated on Sunday, 5th October, 2014. Pre Eid Mubarak greeting to all. May Allah (SWT) accept the Hajj of the Hujjaj and help the entire Muslim Ummah.
- Not Seen: Abdurrahman R. Shaikh (MCW member) from Patan, Gujrat reported:
SEEN OR NOT SEEN: Not seen (Naked eye, binoculars, telescope)
On Thursday, 29 Zul Qaeda 25 September 2014, the moon was not seen, at (Islamic Institute) Madrasa Kanze Marghoob Faize Safa, Patan, Gujarat, India.
It was partly cloudy. We (40-50 people) tried from about 18:40 to 19:00. FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Saturday 27 September 2014
- Not Seen: Yusuf Idara (MCW member) from New Delhi reported:
Today, Sep 25, I tried to sight the Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Hijja 1435 Hijri, with my brother at New Delhi from 06:15 pm to 06:45 pm> Horizon was cloudy so the moon was not sighted In-sha Allah 1 Dhu al-Hijja 1435 Hijri will be on Saturday 27 September 2014
- Seen: AR Sugeng Riyadi (MCW member) from Assalaam Observatory, Surakarta Central Java reported:
The new moon of Dzulhijjah 1435 AH was sighted on Thursday 25 Sept 2014 from Assalaam Observatory, Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia by members of CASA (Club Astronomi Santri Assalaam). First reported visibility was at 17:50 LT. Sunset was at 17:32 LT and Moon set was at 18:21 LT.
- Seen: Mahmood Essa (MCW member) from Mombasa reported:
I am happy to report that I was able to observe the new crescent on Thursday 25/09/2014, and thus for those following local sightings,
Friday 26/09/2014 is the first day of the month.
- Not Seen: Dr. Hadi Jaafar (MCW member) reported:
This Thursday evening September 25th and using my 7*50 scope I tried to sight the moon of Zhulhijjah in Beirut Lebanon with no success. The western horizon was partly cloudy albeit some open patches. I scanned the horizon from 6:35 pm to 6:55 pm.local sunset at 6 30.
- Seen: Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola (MCW member) from Port Louis reported:
The new moon was easily sighted tonight Thursday 25 Sept 2014 in Mauritius in different locations : Baie Du Tombeau, Bain Des Dames, Port Louis, Bagatelle by members of Jummah Masjid Hilal Committee. First reported visibility was at 18hr18. Sunset was at 18hrs 07 and Moon set was at 19hrs09. Hence Friday 26 September will be 1st Zil Hajj 1435. Eid Ul Adha will be on Sunday 5 October 2014.
- Seen: Khalid Chraibi (MCW member) from Casablanca reported:
I'm pleased to inform you that the Moroccan authorities have announced that the new moon of dhul hijja was observed on the evening of Thursday 29 dhul kiada 1435 (25 september 2014). The 1st of dhul hijja 1435 is therefore on Friday 26 september 2014 and eid al adha will be celebrated on Sunday 05 October 2014.
- New Zealand:
- Not Seen: Arief Syamsulaksana (MCW member) from Auckland reported:
On 25th September 2014 from 17:45 to 19:00 GMT +12, the western horizon from the area in Dannemora - Auckland where I tried to observe the crescent was covered by thick clouds. Therefore the crescent could NOT BE seen.
- Seen: AbdulKareem Isa (MCW member) from Garki, Abuja State reported:
I SAW THE NEW MOON FOR DHUL HIJJAH 1435 AH WITH NAKED EYE ON THURSDAY SEPT 25TH 2014 AT IDU INDUSTRIAL AREA JABI, ABUJA NIGERIA. AFER MAGRIB PRAYERS AT ABOUT 18:45 TILL 18:55 LOCAL TIME. IT WAS SEEN BY ME, MY SON AND TWO OF MY MOSQUE JAMMAH. THOUGH THE SKY WAS PARTLY CLOUDY IT WAS CLEARLY SEEN.
- Not Seen: Asif Hussain (MCW member) from Hyderabad reported:
Crescent of DulHijjah 1435 Hijrah has not been sighted today on DulQidah 29, Thursday, the 25th September 2014, here in Hyderabad, Pakistan,
Announced by Central Royat e Hilal Committee. Therefore 1st of DulHijjah 1435 Hijra will be on 27th of September and Eid Ul Adha will be celebrated on Monday the 6th of October 2014 inshaALLAH.
- Saudi Arabia:
- Not Seen: Luqmaan Williams (MCW member) from Ta'if reported:
Thursday, September 25th Makkah Province (At-Ta'if) did not spot the crescent. Slightly cloudy.
- South Africa:
- Seen: Abe Parker (MCW member) from Cape Town reported:
On Sep 25, Cape Town weather was very cloudy with just a streak or two of clear sky south to north of about 1 degree wide. I tried armed with position of moon from sun at sunset ie elongation etc and estimated setting. I "waited" it out in light rain drizzle. The moon crescent was sighted at approx 7.30 pm about 3 degrees south of sunset position. orientation 4 to 8 o'clock
- Seen: Yasin Puertas (MCW member) from Melilla reported:
In Melilla, Spain, I had a positive sighting on September the 25th, which was 29 of Dhul Qada, so we declared the first day of Dhul Hiyya on the 26th of September 2014, meaning that EID UL ADHA will inshallah be celebrated on October the 5th, 2014. May Allah bless us with his Baraka.
- Sri Lanka:
- Not Seen: Suhail Patel (MCW member) from Colombo reported:
On Thursday 25th, July, 2014 it was heavily overcast with light showersin Wellawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka. SUN SET AT: 06:05 pm. MOONSET AT: 06:52 pm.
3-4 persons tried from 6:20 p.m. local time. Hilal was not sighted; Zul Qa'dah will be 30 days, hence 1st of Dhul Hijjah 1435 will commence on Saturday, 27th September 2014. Subsequently, the Eid al-Adha will fall on Monday, 06th October 2014.
- Not Seen: Nular Bary (MCW member) from Colombo reported:
Today 29th.of Dul-Qa"dah 1435H (25/09/2014) it's a rainy evening in Colombo. I couldn't see the New Moon of Dhul Hijjah the western sky was covered with heavy clouds. Our Colombo Grand Mosque Hillal Committee didn't receive any positive sighting from any parts of the country till 8pm.and Committee checked with all observers around the country the sky was so bad all over the Island. Hence the committee decided to complete the Month of Dul-Qa'dah with 30days and to start the Month of Dhul-Hijjah on 27th.Saturday September 2014, "In Sha Allah " Eid al-Adha will fall on Monday, 06 October 2014.
- Seen: Shk. M.Mubarak (MCW member) from Tanga City reported:
The new Moon was sighted here on 25-09-2014-at around 06.45 pm at west-south on the eve of 29th DhulKaadah-1435Bh by some 5 to 8 persons from our School.
- Seen: Mohamedraza H.Janmohamed (MCW member) from Sanford FL reported:
The Moon-sighting Sub-committee wishes to inform the community that the new crescent for the month was sighted in Orlando, FL as well as many other cities.
Therefore the 1st Day of Mahe Dhulhijjah, 1435 AH is established as FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014.
- Seen: Sajeed Ahmed from Canton MI reported:
On Sep 25 (Thursday), I was able to see moon today around 7:45 PM in Canton, MI. Moon was very small. I tried capturing photos with my iphone but was not able capture moon.
My son 8 years old also able see with difficulty.
- Seen: Dr. Javad Torabinejad (MCW member) from Blacksburg VA reported:
This evening (Thursday, September 25, 2014), the crescent of Dhul-Hijjah was sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). I arrived at my sighting location (The Blacksburg Middle School) at 6:45 pm EDT (sunset: 7:13 pm). Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I scanned the WSW horizon, upper left side of the sun. The horizon was mostly clear and hazy. My first binocular sighting was at 6:58 pm, about 15 minutes before sunset (crescent's elevation: ~9 degrees). It took 20 more minutes before I could see the very thin moon with naked eye at 7:18 pm. At this time, the crescent was about 6 degrees above the horizon. The horns were at 2:00 and 6:00 O'clock (2:00;4:00;6:00). Mercury was sighted at 7:40 pm, only through the binoculars. My last crescent sighting was at 7:54 pm when the moon disappeared behind clouds, very low in the horizon (moonset: 7:59 pm). At 7:15 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 66.2 F, 62.6 F, 88%, and 30.27 in, respectively.
- Seen: Sayyed S Rahman (MCW member) from Phoenix AZ reported:
I saw the Zul Hijjah 1435 moon with bare eyes on Thursday 25th September 2014 around 6:40 pm. See Photo.
Friday, 26 September 2014:
OFFICIAL Day of Eid-al-Adha in Different Countries
Saturday, 4 October 2014:
- Afghanistan (Follow Saudi)
- Albania (Follow Saudi)
- Algeria (Follow Saudi)
- Armenia (Follow Saudi)
- Austria (Follow Saudi)
- Azerbaijan (Follow Saudi)
- Bahrain (Follow Saudi)
- Belgium (Follow Saudi)
- Bolivia (Follow Saudi)
- Bosnia and Hercegovina (Follow Turkey)
- Bulgaria (Follow Saudi)
- Canada (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America)
- Chechnia (Follow Saudi)
- China (Majority Follow MeccaCalendar.org)
- Cosovo (Follow Turkey)
- Croatia (Follow Turkey)
- Denmark (Follow Saudi)
- Egypt - Moon Born before sunset & moon sets at least 5 minutes after sunset
- Finland (Follow Saudi)
- France (Union des organisations islamiques de France) [also CFCM (Conseil français du culte musulman)]
- Georgia (Follow Saudi)
- Hungary (Follow Saudi)
- Iceland (Follow Saudi)
- Iraq (Sunnis Follow Saudi)
- Ireland (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research)
- Italy (Follow Saudi)
- Jordan (Follow Saudi)
- Kazakhstan (Follow Saudi)
- Kuwait (Follow Saudi)
- Kyrgizstan (Follow Saudi)
- Lebanon (Follow Saudi)
- Luxembourg (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research)
- Macedonia (Follow Turkey)
- Madagascer (Local Sighting)
- Malawi (Local Sighting)
- Malaysia (Age > 8 hours, altitude > 2°, elongation > 3°)
- Mauritania (Follow Saudi)
- Montenegro (Follow Turkey)
- Netherlands (Follow Turkey)
- Norway (Some follow Saudi)
- Palestine (Follow Saudi)
- Philippines (Follow Saudi)
- Poland (Calculation)
- Qatar (Follow Saudi)
- Romania (Follow Saudi)
- Russia (Follow Turkey)
- Saudi Arabia (Official Announcement)
- Serbia (Follow Turkey)
- Slovania (Follow Turkey)
- Spain (Some Follow Saudi)
- Sudan (Follow Saudi)
- Sweden (Follow Saudi)
- Switzerland (Follow Saudi)
- Syria (Official Decision)
- Taiwan (Follow Saudi)
- Tajikistan (Follow Saudi)
- Tatarstan (Follow Saudi)
- Tunisia (Criteria of age, or altitude, or sunset-moonset lag)
- Turkey (In Turkey Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°)
- Turkmenistan (Follow Saudi)
- U.A.E. (Follow Saudi)
- UK (Follow Saudi) [Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London]
- USA (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America)
- Uzbekistan (Follow Saudi)
- Yemen (Follow Saudi)
Sunday, 5 October 2014:
- Australia (Local Sighting)
- Barbados (Local Sighting)
- Brunei (30 days completion)
- Chile (Local Sighting)
- Fiji Islands (30 days completion)
- Ghana (Local Sighting)
- Guyana (Local Sighting)
- Indonesia (30 days completion)
- Kenya (Local Sighting)
- Mauritius (30 days completion)
- Namibia (30 days completion)
- Oman (Local Sighting)
- South Africa (Local Sighting)
- Tanzania (30 days completion)
- Trinidad & Tobago (Local Sighting)
- UK (30 days completion - Markazi Jamaat e Ahle Sunnah UK & Europe)
- Zambia (Local Sighting)
- Zimbabwe (30 days completion)
Monday, 6 October 2014:
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- Bnagladesh (No Sighting - 30 days completion)
- India (No Sighting - 30 days completion)
- Pakistan (No Sighting - 30 days completion)
- Sri Lanka (No Sighting 30 days completion)