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Friday, May 26, 2017

Moonsighting for Ramadan 1438

Friday, 26 May 2017: 1438 AH  MUH   SFR   RBA   RBT   JMO   JMT   RJB   SHB   RMD   SHW   ZQD   ZHJ  The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 19:44 UT. On May 25, the moon cannot be seen anywhere in the world. On May 26, the moon can be seen with difficulty in South-East Asia, but can easily be seen in Africa and Americas (See visibility curves). On May 27, the moon can be easily seen in the rest of the world. Australia: Not Seen: MCW member Mr Abbas Aly from Imam Hasan Centre, Annangrove NSW reported: On 26th May 2017 (Friday), the moon was not sighted. 1st day of Ramadhan will be Sunday 28th May 2017 Ramadhan Mubarak Not Seen: MCW member Engr Manzoor A Mian from Melbourne, VIC reported: Crescent is not sighted today 26/5/17, Friday anywhere in Australia. It is announced that 1st of Ramadan will start on Sunday 28/5/17. Not Seen: MCW member Imam Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Moon was not sighted anywhere in Australia (Melbourne,Sydney,Brisbane and Canberra) Therefore tomorrow Saturday 27th May will be the 30th of Shaban inshallah Sunday 28th May will be the 1st Ramadhan Ul Mubarak 1438. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today is Friday 26th of May. The Hilaal of RAMADAAN 1438 has NOT been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the month of RAMADAAN will commence from Sunday 28th of May 2017. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Moussa Khalife from Sydney, NSW reported: We didn't sight the moon today even with the binoculars. We kept looking for more than half an hour but unfortunately the moon was not sighted. So tomorrow Saturday 27th of May will be 30th of Shaaban 1438H. Egypt: Not Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: On Friday, May 26th, From 6th October City, 29.989922N,30.977140E, some 0.22° of Longitude west of Giza, Egypt, at ~200m above sea level. The masjid was just next to the observation point. This area has much better visibility than the Nile valley, in general. Apparent sunset was at 18:49. There was no sign of the Crescent at that time. The Sun reached a solar depression of 5° at ~19:10, by which time my colleague and I had returned from Maghrib prayer. I then began my observation, knowing that the subsolar limb of the Crescent, i.e it's brightest point was already lower than 3.6°. Despite excellent visibility, and low humidity(~16%), there was NO sign of the Crescent. Temperature was ~34°C, pressure was 1010mb. I ended the attempt at ~19:20. Ghana: Seen: MCW member Mr Baba Abdulai from Tamale reported: Date of sighting is Friday May 26, 2017. The crescent was seen by other people in other places. Confirmed reports came from Zabzugu, Saboba and Bawku. I was speaking on phone to my friend Musah Inusah (a voluntary staff of the Bawku Agric. Office) around 18:42 local time when suddenly he sighted the moon over there in Bawku. He started calling other people to come and see the crescent. Just before completing the report, my uncle Abdul Karim also called me at 18:54 from Yemo-Karaga Yapala, confirming that he too had seen it. Seen: MCW member Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku reported: The crescent for Ramadan was seen today at Kugrago a suburb of Garu in the Upper East Region of Ghana at 6:30 local time. I was phoned in by Malam Ilyasu, Imam of Kugrago, in Garu. He said all members of the community saw the crescent. Sighting was also confirmed at Sabon Gari, a sector of Garu. The chief Imam of Ghana, Shaikh Nuhu Sharubtu had earlier announced Saturday 27th May 2017 to be the commencement of Ramadan. So Ghana observes fasting on Saturday inshaaAllah. India: Not Seen: MCW member Mr Abdunnafi' Qasimi (Aalim) from Chennai reported: On May 26, 2017, Friday, in Tamil Nadu, the moon was not sighted. Qazi of Tamil Nadu Salahuddin Ayyubi announced that Ramadan begins on Sunday, May 28, 2017 Not Seen: MCW member Mr Yusuf Idara from New Delhi reported: Today Friday 26-May-2017 = 29-Shaabaan-1438 Hijri, the moon of Ramadan-1438 hijri was not sighted. I tried to see the moon at my home from 07:00 pm to 07:30 pm but the moon was not sighted because horizon was too cloudy. Kanpur Rooyat Hilal Committee officially declared that moon was not sighted, therefore, Ramadan will start on Sunday, May 28. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Siddik Nadvi (Nida-e-Haram), from Ahmedabad, Gujrat reported: Today Friday 26th May , 2017 = 29 Shaban 1438 Hijri, we tried to see the crescent of Ramdan 1438 Hijri at our Institute JAMIA KANZUL ULOOM at 6.25 pm to 7.00. The crescent was not seen. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Molvi Iqbalhusen Bokda from Godhra, Gujrat reported: Moon for Ramadan was not seen today on 26th May 2017 (29th Sha'ababn) here at Godhra. Sky was clear. Friends from different places gave negative sighting report. All Hilal committees including Imarate Shariya Bihar, Delhi, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad declared that it will be 30th Sha'aban tomorrow on 27th May. Ramadan will start on 28th May all over India. Indonesia: Not Seen, but seen by CCD Imaging: MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java reported: The New (Waxing) Crescent of Ramadhan 1437AH was NOT SEEN on Friday, 26 May 2017 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. This event was attend by Team of Rowasiya and Kaukaba, and members of Solo Astro Club. However, the new crescent of Ramadhan 1438 AH was seen by CCD from Banten West Java by Team of LAPAN. The Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in the Sidang Isbath decided that Ramadhan 1st, 1438 A.H starts on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. Kenya: Seen: Mr Hussein A Hussein from Mombasa reported: Alhamdulillah the moon has been sighted in Mombasa, Lamu, and almost all parts of Kenya today, May 26 (Friday). Tommorrow its first of Ramadhan and the cheif kadhi has declared so. Seen: MCW member Mr Mahmood Essa from Mombasa reported: I am happy to let you know that we were able to sight the crescent this evening, Friday 26/05/2017 and thus In sha Allaah, tomorrow, Saturday 27/05/2017 will be our first day of Ramadhan. I take this opportunity in wishing all Muslims , a Blessed, Healthy and Happy Ramadhan. Lebanon: Seen w/Binoculars: MCW member Dr Hadi Jaafar reported: I have just seen the moon with a pair of 7*50 binoculars this evening May 26th 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon. First sighting was at 8:00 PM at around 295 degrees from magnetic north. Moon horns between 1 and 6, extremely thin. Despite many attempts, I could not see it with the naked eye. Little haze on the western horizon. Watched it using the binoculars for around 15 minutes, trying to take some photos of it using Nikon SLR, before it faded away behind the red haze. Camera sensor could not capture it. So beautiful. Ramadan Kareem. Mauritius: Seen: MCW member Mr Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis reported: Moon has been sighted in Mauritius tonight Friday 26 May 2017 hence 1st day of Ramadan will be Saturday 27 May 2017. First reported visibility was at St Martin on the west at 6.03pm. Sunset was at 17.38pm and Moonset at 18.29pm. Sky was practically clear with few patches of Clouds. Morocco: Not Seen: MCW member Mr Ehsan H. Hajar from Casablanca reported: On May 26, 2017 (Friday) Meteorological conditions in Casablanca Morocco were not favorable for any sighting, sky was obscured by heavy clouds for the past few days. I was unable to spot any lighted object in the western sky. Habous ministry has announced that Ramadan crescent was seen and tomorrow Saturday will begin Ramadan. Namibia: Seen: MCW member Mr Ahmed Mohamed Barakah from Windhoek reported: on May 26 (Friday) Moon was sighted in numerous areas of windhoek. Ramadaan Mubaruk New Zealand: Not Seen: MCW member Dr Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North reported: The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) has announced that the moon of the month of Ramadan HAS NOT BEEN sighted today. Therefore "The First day of Ramadan will be Sunday the 28 of May" Inshallah. Nigeria: Seen: MCW member Dr Ismaila I. Ahmed from Osi, Kwara State reported: The Hilal of Ramadhan was sighted tonight, 26/05/2017 at Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria at about 7.30pm local time. South Africa: Seen: MCW member Mr Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Friday 26th May 2017, the Hilaal WAS sighted in South Africa (many locations). Therefore Ramadaan 1438 will commence on Saturday, 27th May 2017 in South Africa. Ramadaan Mubaruk to all. Seen: MCW member Dr Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town reported: Ramadan Hilaal sighted by naked-eye this Friday (26/5/17) evening in Cape Town at 16:18 LT (sunset 15:47). The 1st day of the Holy month of Ramadan will correspond with the Gregorian 27 May 2017. Spain: Not Seen but Official Announcement is Seen: MCW member Mr Gabriel Jairodín Riaza from Madrid reported: The moon was not seen by naked eye on Friday 26 May 2017, with the horizon mostly cloudy. Announcement: The Islamic Commission of Spain announces that Saturday, 27 May 2017, is the first day of the holy month Ramadan 1438. Sri Lanka: Seen: MCW member Mr Mohamed Shakir from Galle reported: On May 26, Friday the horizon was mostly cloudy and the new moon was not sighted by us today. But according All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ullama the Hilaal (Crescent) for the Month of Ramadhaan 1438 HAS BEEN SIGHTED. Therefore tomorrow will be the 1st day of Ramadhan 1438 in Srilanka. This is exactly as is calculated by us that you can see in the visibility curve. Seen: MCW member Mr Abdurrrahman Razeen from Colombo reported: Today 26-05-2017CE=29-08-1438AH is the sighting day for the month of Ramadan 1438AH in Srilanka. I was in Colombo Grand Mosque.The sky was totally cloudy in Colombo. The parameters at Colombo are Sun set:6:20pm. Moon set:7:01pm. Lag=41minutes. The prediction of the astronomers=Crescent can be sighted if the atmosphere is clear. Hilaal sighting groups was arranged right round the country. A positive sighting report from one of the sighting group was recieved to CGM Hilaal Committee which is situated east coast called Nilaveli. The coordination is Lat-8d 41" Long 81d 11". sunset=6:17pm, Moonsighted at 6:35pm. The orientation was 3-7 o'clock. The crescent was sighted by Moulavi Muaad, Bro. Ramzeen and Bro.Rafeeq. All 3 of them are frequent sighters for the last 2 years. According to my experience this sighting is doubtful but we have to accept it due for their consistent effort in moonsighting every month and their info was almost equal to the parameters. Hence it was decided at the Hilaal Committee conference at CGM which was presided by the CGMH Committee Deputy president Moulana Abdul Hameed (Bahji) along with ACJU and MRCA to complete the proceeding month as 29 days and start the month of Ramadan on 27-5-2017CE. Tanzania: Seen: MCW member Mr Hamza Rijal from Zanzibar reported: The Hilaal for Ramadaan was sighted this evening in Pemba sister island of Unguja at the place called Magumashi Mawe Matatu. The official first day of Ramadhan 1438 AH will correspond with Saturday, 27 May, 2017 in all part of East Africa; include Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. UK: Announcement by 9 Mosques and Centers: Mr Danyal Shoaib from UK sent this report. Zambia: Seen: MCW member Moulana Imtiyaz Misbahi Azhari Imam of Masjid Noor-e-Muhammadi Lusaka reported: On May 26, Friday, the moon was sighted in LUSAKA ZAMBIA. Tomorrow SATURDAY 27th may is 1st Ramadan ul Mubarak Zimbabwe: Seen: MCW member Mr Ayub Mahomed from Harare reported: Moon sighted in Zimbabwe today, 26 May (Friday). Tomorrow Saturday 27 May 2017 is 1st Ramadan inshallah. 1st Day of Ramadan in Different Countries will be added here when information is available May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Afghanistan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Albania (Follow Saudi) ???? Algeria (Follow May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Angola (follow Turkey) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Armenia (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Australia (Lebanese & Turkish communities follow Saudi) May 28, 2017 (Sunday) Australia (Indian and Pakistani community follow Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Austria (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Azerbaijan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Bahrian (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Bangladesh (Some areas follow Saudi) ???? Bangladesh (One group - Local Sighting) ???? Barbados (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Belgium (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Bolivia (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Bosnia and Hercegovina (Follow Turkey) ???? Brunei (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Bulgaria (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Burkina Faso (Follow Saudi) ???? Canada (Toronto Hilal Committee) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Canada (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Chechnia (Follow Saudi) ???? Chile (Local Sighting) ???? China (Following MeccaCalendar.org) ???? China (Local Sighting) ???? Colombia (Follow Chile sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Croatia (Follow Turkey) ???? Dagestan (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Denmark (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Egypt - Moon Born before sunset & moon sets at least 5 minutes after sunset ???? Fiji Islands (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Finland (Follow Saudi) ???? France (UOIF - Union of the Islamic Organizations of France) ???? France (CFCM - French Council of Muslims) Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8° May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Georgia (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Germany (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research - Somewhere on the globe Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Ghana (Local Sighting) ???? Guyana (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Hungary (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Iceland (Follow Saudi) May 26, 2017 (Friday) India - Hijri Committee of India May 28, 2017 (Sunday) India (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Indonesia (Official Announcement) ???? Indonesia (Local Sighting) ???? Iran (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Iraq (Sunnis Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Ireland (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research - Somewhere on the globe Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Italy (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Japan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Jordan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Kazakhstan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Kenya (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Kosovo (Follow Turkey) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Kuwait (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Kyrgizstan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Lebanon (Follow Saudi) ???? Libya (Official Announcement) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Luxembourg (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research - Somewhere on the globe Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Macedonia (Follow Turkey) ???? Madagascer (Local Sighting) ???? Malawi (Local Sighting) ???? Malaysia (Official Announcement) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Mauritania (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Mauritius (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Montenegro (Follow Turkey) ???? Morocco (Local Sighting) ???? Mozambique (Local Sighting) ???? Namibia (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Netherlands (Follow Saudi) May 28, 2017 (Sunday) New Zealand (Local Sighting or follow Australia) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Nigeria (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Norway (Islamic Council of Norway - follow annoncement from any Muslim country May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Norway (Some follow Saudi) ???? Oman (Local Sighting) ???? Pakistan (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Palestine (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Philippines (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Poland (Calculation) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Qatar (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Romania (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Russia (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Saudi Arabia (Local Sighting - Official Announcement) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Serbia (Follow Turkey) ???? Senegal (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Singapore (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Slovania (Follow Turkey) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) South Africa (Local Sighting) ???? South Korea (Local Sighting) ???? Spain (Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (ucide.org), Islamic Commission of Spain) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Sri Lanka (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Sudan (Follow Saudi) ???? Suriname (News from Guyana if not seen in Suriname) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Sweden (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Switzerland (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Syria (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Taiwan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Tajikistan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Tanzania (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Tatarstan (Follow Saudi) ???? Thailand (Announcement) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Togo (Follow Saudi) ???? Trinidad & Tobago (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Tunisia (Criteria of age, or sunset-moonset lag) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Turkey (Possibility of sighting by telescope anywhere OR elongation > 8° & Altitude > 5° anywhere) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Turkmenistan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) U.A.E. (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Uganda (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) UK (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) UK [Coordinated by Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London] ???? UK [Wifaaqul ulama), (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat], OR (Sighting from countries east of UK) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) USA (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America) ???? USA (Local Sighting) ???? USA [Shi'aas Houston Hilal Committee, Chicago Hilal Committee] May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Uzbekistan (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Yemen (Follow Saudi) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Zambia (Local Sighting) May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Zimbabwe (Local Sighting)

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