Moonsighting for Dhul-Qi'dah 1442
1442 AH

Al urjoonul qadeem of Shawaal 1442: June 10 & June 9, 2021

Above is Old Crescent Moon (End of Shawwal 1442 AH), Wednesday, taken by MCW member K.Mohammed Hussain Palayamkottai Tirunelveli, India (Lat: 8�43'36.88" N, & Long: 77�45'23.0" E); Time: 05:22 am IST. The illumination was 1.9 % & the Altitude was about 6� and horns were at 5 & 8 positions.
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New Crescent Moon of Dhul-Qi'dah 1442:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on June 10, 2021 (Thursday) at 10:53 UT. There is solar Eclipse on that day visible in Northern latitues as shown below. Dr. Yusuf Qaradawi says that Solar Eclipse marks the last day of the Hijri month.
On June 10, the moon can be seen by high powered telescope in Western USA. On June 11, it can be seen in almost the whole world, except Australia, New Zealand and Japan (See visibility curves).

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on Friday, June 11, 2021 from Mombasa, Kenya.

June 10, 2021 (Thursday):

  • Grenada:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Farid Patel, St George's Carribeans reported: On June 10, the Moon was NOT SIGHTED in Grenada because of Hazy weather conditions. We will complete 30 days in Shawwal.

  • Mali:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mohammed Zakaria CHAKIR from Bamako reported: For Zul-Qi'dah there is no declaration for after the sun set of June 9th (29 Shawwal officially) so they complete 30 for Shawwal and the first of Zul-Qidah is announced to be today Friday June 11.

  • Nigeria:

    1. Not Seen: Sheikh Majolagbe Monsuru, the mufti-Islamic jurist of Ikorodu, Lagos reported: In Nigeria June 10th 2021 was 29th shawwal 1442 while June 11th is 30th shawwal. I searched for the moon after magrib but could not see. The sky was cloudy.

  • Trinidad and Tobago:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago reported: On, Thursday, 1Oth June 2021, after sunset we looked for the new moon of Dhul Qa'dah 1442 AH. The moon was NOT SIGHTED. Therefore the month of Shawwaal, 1442 has completed 30 days. Hence the 1st night of Dhul Qa'dah 1442 was the night of Friday 11th June 2021 and the first day of Dhul Qa'dah 1442 is Saturday 12th June 2021.

  • USA:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Shahnoor Syed, On Behalf of Mahdavia Ruiyat e Hilal of Chicago, IL reported: On June 10, Hilal of Ziqad was NOT Sighted anywhere in N America on the 29th of Shawwal 1441H. As such the 1st day of Ziqad will be on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in North America.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mohamedraza H.Janmohamed from Sanford FL reported: The Moon-sighting Sub-committee wishes to inform the community that there were no sighting reports for the new moon on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Therefore, upon completion of 30 days, the 1st Day of Mahe Dhulqa�ad, 1442 AH is established as SATURDAY, JUNE 12th , 2021.

    3. Not 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 Saturday, June 12th, 2021 will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Qidah, 1442 A.H. for the entire region of North America.
      This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Thursday, June 10th, 2021 in any region of North America. Thus, Friday, June 11th, 2021 will be the last day of the month of Shawwal.

June 11, 2021 (Friday):

  • Australia:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Friday) 11th of June 2021, the Hilal of DHUL QA�DAH 1442 has not been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the month of DHUL QA�DAH1442 will begin from Sunday, 13th June 2021.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Crescent of the month of Dhul Qad not sighted on June 11 in eastern Australia therefore Inshallah tomorrow Saturday 12th June 2021 will be the 30th of Shawwal Ul Mukarram. Sunday 13th June 2021 will be 1st Dhul Qadah 1442 AH.

  • Egypt:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed From: Giza, Egypt (30.0�N, 31.2�E) reported: Neither I, nor any of my three neighbours who accompanied me could see the Moon, tonight Friday Jun 11th. Apparent Sunset was at 18:56. We started our attempt at about 19:15, just after Maghrib prayers. Visibility was good. The Meteorological Conditions, Pressure, Temperature and relative humidity were 1010.9mb, 33.0�C, and 36.5% respectively. I expected the Hilal to be visible. On arriving at our observation point, I immediately setup my Nikon D3100 Camera, with 300mm Zoom Lens. Venus was visible clearly, and I focused the camera lens using Venus. I expected the Hilal at Azimuth ~295� from geographical North at 19:18. Best time was at 19:25.
      However, there was no sign of the Moon. None of us could see it through the camera zoom lens, let alone by naked eye, despite our continuous search. I had, of course, determined the directions beforehand using a Google-Earth map, and the Lunar Azimuth, so there was no question about the direction we were looking in. We gave up at 19:35, at which time the Moon was at 4.0� altitude, and below the threshold of visibility.

  • India:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Rasheed Usman, Kozhikode, Kerala reported: The State of Kerala entered the month of Dul Qaadah 1442 AH today 11th June Friday Magrib after completing 30 days of Shawwal. Tomorrow Saturday 12th June 2021 will be Dul Qaadah 1 in the State.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Zaid Duch from GUJARAT, INDIA reported: On Friday, 11th of June 2021 (29 Shawwal, 1442) between 19:10 to 20:25 (Sunset 19:23 & Moonset 20:19) at Location: Navi Masjid, Nadiad, Gujarat, India; we group of 8 people attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Dhul Qadah. We were not able to sight the Hilal.

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Iqbalhusen Bokda from Godhra, Gujrat reported: Moon for Zeeqada was not seen today on 11th June, 2021 here in Godhra, INDIA. Sky was clear. Almost all Moon Committees of India including Delhi, Patna, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Hyderabad have declared officially that moon has not been sighted.
      Moon altitude was 11.37�. I have repeatedly noted many times for last some years that moon is not seen with NAKED EYES though altitude is more than 11 degree but less than 11.50 degree, when moon age is less than 28 hours.

  • Indonesia:

    1. Seen by telescope: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory Central Java Indonesia reported: The new crescent of Dzulqodah 1442 AH was not sighted from my location at Assalaam Observatory on Friday, June 11, 2021. The west horizon was totally cloudy. However, the moon was captured from several locations in Indonesia: Ternate, Manado, Madura, and Surabaya, by telescope. The 1st of Dzulqodah 1442 in Indonesia will start on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

  • Kenya:

    1. Seen: MCW member Muhammad A Said from Mombasa reported: Today Friday 11th June, the weather was good. I was able to see the crescent for Dhul-Qa'ada at 6:42pm with binoculars and the young boys with Me saw the crescent with their naked eyes. The orientation was (4 to 10 o'clock). The cheif Kadhi of Kenya Has also announced that tomorrow Saturday 12th June is 1st of Dhul-Qa'ada.

  • Pakistan:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Muhammad Umair from Lahore reported: On the Sunset, 11th June 2021 at 19:08, the hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1442 was not seen in Lahore (Pakistan) due to cloudy sky. The Crescent moon of Dhul Qaidah 1442 was not sighted with a naked eye from 19:08 to 20:08 at my place, (Exact Location: 31.58740 N, 74.38407 E), near Shalimar Gardens, Lahore,

  • Philippines:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Jalil Rayhan from Cotabato City reported: On June 11, the hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1442 was not seen in cotabato City, Philippines due to a cloudy sky.

  • South Africa:

    1. Seen: MCW member Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Friday 11 June 2021, the Hilaal WAS sighted in Zeerust, in northern part of South Africa. Therefore Zul Qa'dah 1442 will commence on Saturday, 12 June 2021 in South Africa.

  • Tanzania:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: ON June 11, FRIDAY, The hilal was not sighted in any place in Zanzibar, however the Mufti Office has declared Saturday 12th June is first day of Dhulqe'da 1442AH.

June 12, 2021 (Saturday):

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