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Asalamualaikum,

 

On Thursday the 1st of August 2019, the Hilal of Dhu al-Hijjah was not sighted locally here in the UK.  Negative sighting reports were also received from Morocco, the nearest Islamic country to the UK, as well as South Africa, part of which is located in the next UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) zone.

 

Therefore, the month of Dhu al-Qadah completed 30 days and the month of Dhu al-Hijjah commenced on Saturday 3rd of August 2019. Accordingly, Eid-ul Adha will be celebrated on Monday 12th August inshallah.

 

The local moon sighting methodology adopted by the Masjid comprises of three steps and will be used to determine the start and end of every Islamic month of the year:

 

Step 1. We will await observation reports of sightings conducted locally here in the UK after Maghrib salah.  If positive, the new Islamic month will begin in accordance with this.  If negative, we will move to step 2.

 

Step 2. We will review observation reports from Morocco, which is the nearest Islamic country to the UK and also runs along the Greenwich Meridian.  If positive, the new Islamic month will begin in accordance with this.  If negative, we will move to step 3.

 

Step 3. We will review observation reports from South Africa, part of which is located in the next UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) zone.  If positive, the new Islamic month will begin in accordance with this.  If negative, we will complete the full 30 days before starting the new month.

 

Should you have any questions or queries concerning the above, please feel free to contact Shaykh Suliman Gani and he will be more than happy to address them, as clarification and transparency is key in making these decisions.

 

Finally, we would like to wish a safe journey to all our brothers and sisters from around the world, that are performing Hajj this month.  May Allah accept from you your Hajj, your worship and your duas.  Ameen.

 

Barakallahu fikum