Moonsighting for Ramadan 1440
1440 AH

Al urjoonul qadeem of Sha'ban 1440: May 4 and May 3, 2019

On right is the waning (old) Crescent Moon (End of Sha'ban 1440 AH), May 3, 2019 (Photo on the right is provided by MCW member Mr Irshad Sait from Ernakulam, India): Al Urjoonal Qadeem like phase of waning: Moon was seen at 05:31 IST today - Friday, 28th of Sha'baan 1440 (03 May 2019) from Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli (India) by Mohamed Hussain. Lat: 08�42'51"N Long: 77�44'26"E; the illumination was about 4%; the Altitude was about 9� and horns were at 5 to 10 positions. Click on the photo to see full size.

Below is the waning (old) crescent moon Sha'ban 1440 on May 3, 2019. Photo taken by MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi. This is Al-Urjuun al-qadiim from Assalaam Observatory, Sukoharjo Surakarta Central Java Indonesia. Click on the photo to see full size.
On right is the waning (old) crescent moon Sha'ban 1440 on May 4, 2019. Photo taken by MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi. This is Al-Urjuun al-qadiim from Assalaam Observatory, Sukoharjo Surakarta Central Java Indonesia. Click on the photo to see full size.

New Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1440:

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on May 4, 2019 (Saturday) at 22:47 UT. On May 4, there is no chance of sighting any where. On May 5, there is very small possibility of moonsighting by high powered telescope in Australia, Middle-East, and Europe. On May 5, Eastern Americas have small chance of seeing by human eye, and Western Americas have good chance of sighting. On May 6, the moon can be easily seen in the whole world (See visibility curves).

More authentic sighting with photo is from Port Dickson, Malaysia.

May 4, 2019 (Saturday):

May 5, 2019 (Sunday):

  • Afghanistan:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Engr M Ibrahim Mayar from Kabul reported: Today, 5th of May 2019, my attempt to see the Ramadan Helal 1440 ended in vain. In addition, Kabul western sky was partly covered with patches of smoke.

  • Australia:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Abbas Aly, from Sydney, NSW reported: On Sunday, 5th May 2019, the moon was not sighted from Dural NSW. Clear Sky - View to Blue Mountains. We will have 1st Day Ramadhan on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Sunday) 5th of May 2019, the Hilaal of RAMADAAN 1440 has NOT been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the National Hilaal Committee members of Australia have declared that the month of RAMADAAN 1440 will begin from Tuesday, 7th of May 2019.

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Moussa Khalife from Sydney, NSW reported: Today is Sunday 5th of April 2019. The moon was not seen in sydney Australia. The weather was clear and we kept looking at the sky from 5:15 pm till 5:35 pm. So tomorrow Monday, 6th of April will be 30th of Sha�aban 1440 H.

  • Barbados:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Mohammed Patel from Bridgetown reported: Ttoday, Sunday, 5th May 2019, the crescent was NOT SEEN. Therefore we have 30 days of Sha'ban. Insha'Allah, the first day of Fasting will be on Tuesday 7th May, 2019.

  • Canada:

    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Nuh ibn Zbigniew Gondek from Ottawa Ontario reported: Based on the moon sighting confirmation consistent with the global moon sighting criterion, the Council hereby declares that the first of Ramadan will be on Monday, May 6, 2019. Accordingly, Taraweeh prayers will begin tonight, Sunday, May 5, 2019, insha-Allah.

    2. Seen: Mr Syed Shahid Rashid from Mississauga, ONT reported: Myself with 3 adults and 2 kids attempted moonsighting in Mississauga, ON Canada. We were able to sight with binoculars after much difficulty. It was a very faint crescent and we tried very hard but none of us was able to sight with naked eyes. Luckily the weather was very clear and moonset was 47 minutes after sunset which made it possible for us. Alhamdulillah.

  • Chile:

    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Muhammad Sohail from Iquique reported: On May 5, Sunday, in iquique, Chile the new moon is sighted. Tomorrow, Monday will be first of Ramadan.

  • China:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Musa�Minhai from Linxia Gansu Province reported: On Sunday, 5th May 2019. We did not sight the crensent, because it is raining. In CHINA, our Immam decided that the 6th May 2019 is first day of Ramadhan based on decision from Thailand.

  • Egypt:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Southern Cairo reported: Here in Ma'adi, (29.97�N, 31.2�E) Southern Cairo, Egypt, after the apparent sunset (18:34) of Sun. May 5th, the Hilal of Ramadan did not appear, as expected.
      Best time was at 18:50, at which time the Arc of Vision was 6.9� including refraction. Temperature, pressure and relative humidity were 33�C, 1011.8mB, and 14% respectively. The crescent width was ~12.35 arcseconds. Moonlag was less than 35 minutes. At best time, the sub-solar limb of the moon was at ~2.75�, already too low to see.

  • Ghana:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku reported: The Hilaal for Ramadan 1440 has not been sighted here in Garu and in the whole of Upper East Region of Ghana today Sunday, May 5th 2019. I started looking for the crescent before Magrib prayers and continued thereafter with my friends but no sign. I called others in all the district capitals across the Region but it has not been seen. This not withstanding, majority of Ghanaians will start Ramadan fast tomorrow due to their thirty days count of Shaban today.

  • India:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Md Ohidullah from Birbhum, West Bengal reported: Today's the Sunday evening on 5th May 2019. The new crescent moon of RAMADAN, 1440H. was not seen in Birbhum, West Bengal because of the cloudy sky. We are waiting for the news from other states in INDIA.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mr Rasheed Usman, Kozhikode, Kerala reported: Ramadan Mubarak. Pleased to inform that the Hilal of Ramadan 1440 AH was sighted at Kapad Beach, Kozhikode, Kerala State, India on May 5th (Sunday). People of Kerala shall begin Ramadan from tonight as declared by all factions of the community in the State.
      Explanation by for this sighting:
      Look at the calculations below: 29 minutes lag between moonset and sunset. Age 14.6 hours; Elongation 8.5 degrees. These parameters make it possible to be seen by telescope. If the sighting was with naked eye, there could be an explanation that on the Western horizon, there was Arabian Sea and no city lights, and favorable pressure temperature and humidity conditions, which may make it possible to be seen with naked eye.
      Kozhikode Keral  INDIA  TZ= 5.5          LATITUDE= 11:15N          LONGITUDE=  75:46E
      Ramadan 1440 AH                                <---- Moon's Position @ BestTime ---->
                                                     Moon  GC.  GC.  HDFS  TC.  Cresc Cresc
          (UT)    International Sunset  Lag  Moonset Age  ARCL ARCV  DAZ   Alt  Width Horns
      Moon Birth       Date      Hr:Mn  Hr:Mn Hr:Mn   Hrs  Deg  Deg  Deg   Deg  arcmn Shape
         22:45  MAY 4, 2019(SAT) 18:40 -0:23  18:18  -9.7  6.8  4.3  5.3S  ---   0.11 12- 4
                MAY 5, 2019(SUN) 18:41  0:29  19:09  14.6  8.5  7.7  3.7S  2.8   0.17  3- 7

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Molvi Iqbalhusen Bokda from Godhra, Gujrat reported: Moon for Ramadan was not seen today on 29th Sha'ban (5th May, 2019) here in Godhra. Sky was clear. Most of the moon committees including Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Mumbai, Lucknow have officially declared negative sighting on their letterpads. So, Ramadan will start from 7th May inshaAllah.

  • Indonesia:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory reported: The new crescent of Shawal 1440 AH was NOT SIGHTED on Sunday, May 05, 2019 from Assalaam Observatory at The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia because the west horizon was cloudy. This event was attended by Director of PPMI Assalaam, Teachers, CASA members, UII Lecturer, Students of UIN Walisanga Semarang, UNS, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarya, Moslems and Local Jurnalists.
      However, based on the reports from several NU locations Gresik and Lamongan at East Java Indonesia, the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in the Sidang Isbath decided that Ramadhan 1st, 1440 AH starts on Monday, May 06, 2019.

  • Kenya:

    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Mahmood Essa from Mombasa reported: I tried to look for the new crescent today but it was very cloudy and it could not be seen. However, there was a report from another part of Kenya where the Crescent was seen, and thus tomorrow, Monday 06/05/2019, is the first day of Ramadhaan here in Kenya.
      Explanation by for this sighting:
      Look at the calculations below: 36 minutes lag between moonset and sunset. Age 16.8 hours; Elongation 9.4 degrees. These parameters make it possible to be seen.
      Mombasa     KENYA  TZ= 3           LATITUDE=  4:04S          LONGITUDE=  39:40E
      Ramadan 1440 AH                                <---- Moon's Position @ BestTime ---->
                                                     Moon   GC.  GC.  HDFS  TC. Cresc Cresc
          (UT)    International  Sunset  Lag  Moonset Age  ARCL ARCV  DAZ   Alt Width Horns
      Moon Birth       Date      Hr:Mn  Hr:Mn  Hr:Mn  Hrs   Deg  Deg  Deg   Deg arcmn Shape
         22:45  MAY 4, 2019(SAT) 18:17  -0:11  18:06 -7.5   6.1  1.8 5.8S   ---  0.09 12- 4
                MAY 5, 2019(SUN) 18:17   0:36  18:52 16.8   9.4  9.4 1.1S   3.7  0.21  4- 8

  • Libya:

    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Nuri Alfasi reported: The Ifta authority of Libya in the capital Tripoli made an official announcement on Saturday that the moon crescent was not seen in Libya on Saturday 4th May 2019, therefore Sunday 5th May is the completion of the month Shaban and 6th May 2019 is the first day of Ramadan 1440 H. No reports of crescent sighting by naked eye or telescopes on Sunday apart from the sighting by CCD camera

  • Malaysia:

    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Firdaus Mazlan from Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia reported: On May 5, 2019, Sunday, we took this photo of new moon at Teluk Kemang Observatory, Port Dickson Malaysia, using telescope Takahashi 150mm + Sony a7s camera. It is very thin. This is about 13 hours old moon, and remained above horizon about 26 minutes. This can only be seen by telescope. Click on the photo on right to see full size.

  • Morocco:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Ehsan H. Hajar from Casablanca reported: Unfortunately, on Sunday, May 5, the sky was totally obscured at SS preventing hilal sighting from my place in Casablanca, Morocco. We are waiting for ministry oh Habous declaration , hoping for positive sighting at various locations In the kingdom.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Zakaria Guelzim from Rabat reported: On Sunday 5 May 2019, I tried to sight the Hilal of Ramadan in Rabat, Morocco from Sun Set at 19:13 (GMT) to moon set 19:53. I was not able to sight it neither with naked eyes nor with telescope (D100 mm / F 1300 mm). The sky was clear in the sunset area.
      The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Morocco informed the citizens that they tried to observe the new moon of Ramadan 1440 AH, after Maghrib of Sunday, 29 Shaaban 1440 AH, 05 May 2019 and could not sight it anywhere in Morocco. Hence, the beginning of the month of Ramdan 1440 AH will be on Tuesday 07 May 2019.

  • Namibia:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Ahmed Mohamed ,Barakah from Windhoek reported: Due to *NO* confirmed sightings of the Hilaal of Ramadan 1440 in windhoek namibia 1st fast will be Tuesday 7th May 2019

  • Nepal:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Muhammad Aamir, Vice Secretary Nepali Jame Masjid Committee, Kathmandu reported: DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday, 5th May 2019 LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Swayambhu, Kathmandu. SKY CONDITIONS: clear and hazy TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: from 18:30 to 19:01 NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: 2
      The horizon was clear and hazy. Crescent was not sighted anywhere in Kathmandu. We didn't get any form of sighting report from around the country and from neighbour countries. So, on this basis, Darul Ifta wal qazaa, Nepali Jame Masjid announced that Sha'baan will complete 30 days and Ramadan 1440 AH will begin from Tuesday, 7th May 2019.

  • Nigeria:

    1. Not Seen: Dr I. I. Ahmed from Ilorin, Kwara State reported: The Crescent of Ramadhan 1440AH/2019 could not be sighted in Ilorin, Nigeria, today 5th May, 2019 despite the clear weather.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Wasiu Akewusola from Ikeja, Lagos reported: The crescent of the month of Ramadhan 1440 could not be sited in Ikeja, Lagos-Nigeria tonight 5th May, 2019. This may be due to the cloudy condition of the sky. Meanwhile, the Council of Islamic Affairs in Nigeria has already declared tomorrow as 1st Ramadhan due to information of moon that has been sighted in some area in Nigeria.

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Oyeyemi Oyewo, Ilorin, Kwara State reported: I searched for Ramadan crescent today, May 5, around 6:30 pm till 7:30pm Nigeria local time. I can't sight the new crescent. Moreover, it was sighted in various parts of Nigeria as it was announced by its Eminence, The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar iii. Meanwhile, Ramadan starts in Nigeria tomorrow 6/5/19.

  • Pakistan:

    1. Not Seen: Dr Shafqat Qamar from Rawalpindi reported: Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Pakistan meeting held in Karachi announced that Ramzan moon not sighted in Pakistan and first of Ramzan will be on Tuesday 7 May.

  • South Africa:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Shakil Vayani from Witbank reported: The Crescent Moon for Ramadan 1440 was NOT SEEN today Sunday 29th Sha'ban 1440 (5th May, 2019). The Sky view was clear. Therefore, 1st of day of Ramadhan 1440 shall be on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Sunday 5th May 2019, the Hilaal was NOT sighted in South Africa. Therefore Ramadaan 1440 will commence on Tuesday, 7th May 2019 in South Africa.

  • Sri Lanka:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Suhail Patel from Colombo reported: No reports of Moon has been received from any part of Sri Lanka. As such it is decided that Sha'ban will complete 30 days and In-Sha-Allah Ramazan will Start on Tuesday the 7th of May 2019.

  • Tanzania:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: Hilal was not sighted in tiny island of Zanzibar-Tanzania on 5th May 2019 therefore the Mufti office announced that 6th May 2019 will be 30th of Shaaban 1440 AH and Tuesday May 7th, insha Allah, will be the first day of Ramadhan 1440 AH.

  • Trinidad and Tobago:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago reported: The crescent moon to commence the month of Ramadhan 1440 AH was looked for after the sunset of Sunday 5th May 2019. Reports from all committees locally and regional confirm that the moon was NOT SIGHTED. We have accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Sha'ban 1440 AH will complete 30 days. Therefore the 1st day of Ramadhan 1440 AH will be Tuesday 7th May 2019.
      Location: lat: 10 35 long: 61 21; Time of Sunset: 18:19:46; Pressure: 1012 mb; Temperature: 30 �C; Relative humidity: 79%

  • UK:

    1. Not Seen: Wifaqul Ulama Administrator of Britain reported: Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain or anywhere East of UK.. Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that Ramadhan1440 will begin from Tuesday, the 07th of May 2019.

  • Ukraine:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Lenur Chaush from Kiev reported: On May 5, I and Sheyh Suleyman and some other brothers try to sight the moon in Mayaki village of Odessa region. The weather was cloudy. Temperature 18C, humidity 49%, sunset at 17:13 UT, moonset at 17:42 UT, the moon age was 19 hrs. We made all efforts to see the moon but not succeeded because of clouds.
      However, We officially announced 1st day of Ramadan for Monday, 6th May according to sighting reports from India, Malaysia and Kenya.

  • USA:

    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Sunday, May 5, 2019), the crescent moon 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 at 7:30 pm EDT (sunset: 8:15 pm). The western horizon was partly cloudy and hazy. Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the horizon. The first binocular sighting was at about 8:20 pm. The crescent was very thin and difficult to be seen in the very bright horizon. Soon after, it disappeared behind a thick layer of clouds hugging the lower part of the horizon. If it had not been for the presence of the clouds, the crescent would have been seen more clearly and even by naked eye. Three of my friends using naked eye and another binocular (10X5) could not sight the crescent. We left the site shortly past 8:33 pm (moonset: 9:06 pm). At 8:30 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 63.0 F, 57.0 F, 81%, and 29.87 in, respectively.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mr Mirza Shahid Basravi from Irvine CA reported: On May 5, the western sky in southern california is very cloudy, so there is very little chances of sighting the new crescent. Sheikh Maitham Najafi, the brother of Sheikh Ali Najafi saw the new crescent at the masjid in Houston along with several others. He said the new moon was very clearly visible for a good amount of time.

    3. Seen: MCW member Mr Mohamedraza H.Janmohamed from Sanford FL reported: The Moon-sighting Sub-committee wishes to inform the community that the new crescent has been sighted in some cities within the USA on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Therefore, MONDAY, MAY 6th , 2019 is thus established as the 1ST Day of Mahe Ramadhan Mubarak, 1440 AH

    4. Seen: Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announced: The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Monday, May 6th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Ramadan, 1440 A.H. for the United States and southern parts of Canada. This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 from many locations in southern and western states.

    5. Seen: Mr Yusef Hakki from Warren MI reported: On May 5, I took a oicture using a telescope at around 9:09 pm. I was then able to observe it with my brother using the naked eye alhamdulillah.

    6. Seen: MCW member Mr. Khalil Homafar from Houston TX reported: On Sunday, May 5th 2019, the Crescent was sighted in Houston Texas at 8:23 pm. The sky was clear. The crescent horn in clockwise direction was from almost 2 to 8. Broken clouds. Temp 80 �F Humidity: 74%. Wind: 8 mph: Visibility: 10 mi Pressure: 29.85 "Hg Humidity: 52% Dew Point: 61 �F. Therefore , Monday May 6th is the 1st day of Ramadan.

    7. Seen: MCW member Mr Mirza Shahid Basravi from Irvine CA reported: I had given up on sighting the moon tonight. But as it happened the western sky cleared up just around sunset. I was driving away from my house to run some errand and stopped at a vantage sighting point just to try. I was clearly able to see the new crescent with bare eyes, just before it went into the thick clouds below.

    8. Seen: MCW member Mr Shahnoor Syed, On Behalf of Mahdavia Ruiyat e Hilal of Chicago IL reported: Faqir Abulfatah Syed Nusrat hereby declares that the Hilal of Ramzanul Mubarak was sighted at multiple locations across mainland USA including by our Shahideen. As such the first of Ramzanul Mubarak will be on Monday May 6, 2019 in North America.

  • Zimbabwe:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Ayub Mahomed from Harare reported: On May 5, Moon was not sighted in Zimbabwe. 1st Ramadan will be on Tuesday 7 May inshallah.

May 6, 2019 (Monday):

  • Australia:

    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Abbas Aly, from Sydney, NSW reported: Very faint moon was sighted at 5.32 pm on Monday 6th May at Bella Vista NSW. Tuesday 7th May will be first day of Ramadhan.

    2. Seen: MCW member Imam Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Crescent of the month of Ramadhan ul Mubarak 1440 AH has been sighted in Sydney and Brisbane on May 6. Insha�Allah Tuesday 7th May 2019 will be first Ramadhan ul Mubarak 1440 AH.

  • Bangladesh:

    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Shahnoor Islam from Dhaka reported: Alhamdulillah, on May 6, Monday, Moon of Ramadwan is sighted from Segunbagicha, Dhaka at 06:52 pm (local time). Orientantion of moon horn is 2-8 O'clock position.

  • New Zealand:

    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North reported: The moon of the month of Ramadan has been sighted nn May 6, 2019 in New Zealand. Tomorrow Tuesday 7 May 2019 will be the first day of Ramadan Insha Allah.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mr Abid Jafery from Auckland reported: Tuesday, 07 May 2019 will be 1st Ramazan 1440 Hijri InshaAllah. Multiple sightings in Wellington and Palmerston North were done on Mon 06 May 2019 (29 Sha'ban 1440).

  • UK:

    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton Lancshire reported: On Monday, 6th of May 2019 (30 Shaban 1440 AH) between 20:35 to 21:20 (Sunset 20:48 & Moonset 22:36) at Location: B6226, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire, UK +53�35'37"N, -2�29'24"W / Altitude: 220m Height; I attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramadan. The Crescent was sighted first with a binocular at 20:57 and then naked eye at 20:58 to the left of Sunset and orientation was from 1 to 7 O�clock, It was visible till 21:14 and then disappeared behind the clouds.

1st Day of Ramadan in Different Countries (Updated when information is available)

Countries that follow Saudi Arabia (Monday, May 6, 2019)

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Albania
  4. Armenia
  5. Austria
  6. Azerbaijan
  7. Bahrian
  8. Belgium
  9. Bolivia
  10. Bulgaria
  11. Burkina Faso
  12. Chechnia
  13. Denmark
  14. Finland
  15. Georgia
  16. Hungary
  17. Iceland
  18. Iraq (Sunnis Follow Saudi)
  19. Italy
  20. Japan
  21. Jordan
  22. Kazakhstan
  23. Kuwait
  24. Kyrgizstan
  25. Lebanon
  26. Mauritania
  27. Palestine
  28. Philippines
  29. Qatar
  30. Romania
  31. Russia
  32. Singapore
  33. Sudan
  34. Sweden
  35. Switzerland
  36. Syria
  37. Taiwan
  38. Tajikistan
  39. Tatarstan
  40. Togo
  41. Turkmenistan
  42. U.A.E.
  43. Uzbekistan
Countries that follow Turkey (Monday, May 6, 2019)
  1. Turkey (European Council for Fatwa & Research) Altitude >5�, elongation>8� anywhere
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Bosnia and Hercegovina
  5. Croatia
  6. France (CFCM - French Council of Muslims)
  7. Germany
  8. Ireland
  9. Kosovo
  10. Luxembourg
  11. Macedonia
  12. Montenegro
  13. Serbia
  14. Slovania
  15. Tunisia
  16. USA & Canada - Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) /Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
Countries that have their own criteria
  1. Canada (Toronto Hilal Committee and others) (Monday May 6, 2019)
  2. China (News from other countries) (Monday May 6, 2019)
  3. Egypt - Moon Born before sunset & moonset 5 minutes after sunset (Monday May 6, 2019)
  4. France (UOIF - Union of the Islamic Organizations of France) ()
  5. India - Hijri Committee of India (Day after conjunction) (Sunday May 5, 2019)
  6. Indonesia (Official Announcement) (Sunday May 5, 2019)
  7. Libya (Official Announcement) (Monday May 6, 2019)
  8. Malaysia (Official Announcement) (Monday May 6, 2019)
  9. New Zealand (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  10. Nigeria (Official Announcement) (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  11. Norway (Islamic Council of Norway - Info from any Muslim country ()
  12. Poland (Calculation) ()
  13. Spain (Union of Islamic Communities of Spain) (Monday May 6, 2019)
  14. Thailand (Announcement) (Monday May 6, 2019)
  15. Tunisia (Criteria of age, or sunset-moonset lag) (Monday May 6, 2019)
  16. UK [Coordinated by Major Islamic Centres of London] (Monday May 6, 2019)
  17. UK [Wifaaqul ulama)(Sighting from countries east of UK) (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  18. USA [Shi'aas Houston Hilal Committee, Chicago Hilal Committee] (Monday May 6, 2019)
  19. USA [W. Deen Mohammed Community] (Monday May 6, 2019)
Countries that follow Local Sighting
  1. Australia (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  2. Bangladesh (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  3. Barbados (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  4. Bermuda ()
  5. Brunei (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  6. Chile (Monday May 6, 2019)
  7. Colombia (Local sighting) (Monday May 6, 2019)
  8. Dagestan ()
  9. Fiji Islands ()
  10. Ghana (Monday May 6, 2019)
  11. Guyana ()
  12. India (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  13. Iran (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  14. Iraq (Shi'aas) (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  15. Kenya (Monday May 6, 2019)
  16. Madagascer ()
  17. Malawi ()
  18. Mauritius ()
  19. Morocco (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  20. Mozambique ()
  21. Namibia (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  22. Nepal (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  23. New Zealand (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  24. Niger ()
  25. Nigeria (Monday May 6, 2019)
  26. Oman (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  27. Pakistan (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  28. Panama ()
  29. Senegal ()
  30. South Africa (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  31. Sri Lanka (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  32. Suriname ()
  33. Tanzania (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  34. Trinidad & Tobago (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)
  35. Ukraine (Monday May 6, 2019)
  36. Yemen ()
  37. Zambia ()
  38. Zimbabwe (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)

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