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Eid al Adha 2015 (1436)

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When is Eid al Adha 2015 (1436)?

Dhul-Hijjah 2015 (1436) will start on Monday, 14th September 2015 in North, Central and South America as well as in French Polynesia and a few westernmost countries of Africa. The rest of the African countries, all of Europe, all of Asia and the major part of Oceania will start Dhul-Hijjah 2015 on Tuesday, 15th September 2015. The countries that start Dhul-Hijjah on 14th September will celebrate Eid al Adha 2015 [Aid El Kebir 1436] on Wednesday, 23rd September 2015 while those that start Dhul-Hijjah on 15th September will celebrate Eid al Adha 2015 on 24th September 2015, Thursday.

We invite you to take a look at the visibility curves for Dhul-Hijjah 2015 (1436). You will notice that the Dhul-Hijjah moon will be born on Sunday, September 13 at 06:41 UTC. As it will be born late, there will be few chances of its direct visibility on the same day evening in the major part of the world. As can be seen in the visibility curve, only American Samoa and its nearby areas are in the blue zone and hence, there are good chances of crescent visibility there on the evening of 13th September 2015 if the weather conditions are good. As direct visibility of the crescent will be acquired in American Samoa before the fajr prayer in North, Central and South American countries as well as in French Polynesia and a few westernmost countries of Africa, Dhul-Hijjah 2015 can start there on the next day, 14th September 2015 (concept of extended visibility). The rest of the African countries, all of Europe, all of Asia and the major part of Oceania will start Dhul-Hijjah 2015 on Tuesday, 15th September 2015.

We have published below an extensive list of countries arranged as per the Eid al Adha 2015 celebration date. Those who would like to get more details about why Eid al Adha 2015 will be on two different dates in the world are requested to read our detailed introduction to the Islamic Calendar.

Since Eid al Adha will start on 15th September in Saudi Arabia, Wuquf Arafat will be on Thursday 23rd September.

Similar to Eid al Fitr 2015, we will publish Eid al Adha 2015 (Dhul-Hijjah 1436) live moon sighting reports to the right of this announcement. We invite you to visit our site towards the end of the Dhul-Qi'dah 2015 to get updates about crescent sighting.

We are very pleased to announce that on the very auspicious day of Eid al Adha 2015, we will release IPhone and Android applications which will provide very accurate prayer times and the hijri calendar for all countries of the world. Hence, do not forget to visit our site and download our smartphone applications.

Please feel free to contact us by writing to us at [email protected] if anything is not clear or if you need further information.

We wish all our viewers Eid Mubarak in Advance!

WARNING

We would like to draw the attention of our readers to the Umm al Qura calendar used since years by Saudi Arabia. According to this calendar, it suffices that the conjunction occurs a certain day and that the moon sets after the sun on the same day – even if only a minute after sunset – so that the new month begins the next day. Whether the crescent is really visible or whether its visibility is an astronomic impossibility does not matter in the least for Saudi Arabia and its Umm al Qura calendar. It so happens that the conditions stipulated by the Umm al Qura calendar will be met with on 13 September 2015. The new moon is born at 06:41 UTC (Universal Time) and sunset and moonset in Makkah on the same day are respectively at 15:26 and 15:33, UTC. Since the moon sets 7 minutes after the sun, Dhul-Hijjah – according to this calendar – can start on 14th September. But even a cursory glance at the visibility curve for the new moon on 13th September evening shows that the whole of the Arabic peninsula is in a black zone. It is an astronomical impossibility to see the young crescent in Arabia, even with the most powerful optical device.

Unfortunately, in order to buttress its absurd calendar, Saudi Arabia has systematic recourse to false testimony. This has often happened in the past. We cite two very recent and blatant examples:

In 2014, the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah was born on Wednesday 24th September at 06:14 UTC. The visibility curve for the evening of 24th September shows that almost all of the earth was in a black zone of zero visibility for the moon, except for a small visibility window in the Pacific Ocean. Yet the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia attested the moon had been seen that evening by “several honourable witnesses”. We are attaching here the communiqué published on this occasion by the Supreme Court (link). Consequently to this decision the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah was declared on 25th September 2014 and Wuquf al Arafat was fixed on Saturday 3rd October. On this occasion we published the following communiqué:
“The Saudi Arabian authorities have positively declared that our pilgrims must celebrate Wuquf al Arafat on the 8th day of Dhu-El-Hijja, which means on 3rd October. Aid is to be celebrated on the 9th day, 4th October. In endorsing these dates – based on false testimony – they confirm their deeply rooted contempt both for Science and for Sharia. We vouch for this before God and before men.”

More recently, on the eve of Eid al Fitr 2015, witnesses were reported as having seen the crescent on the 16th July in the evening in disregard of any scientific basis and any moral consideration. We published a communiqué on our site concerning this subject. It can be consulted at the following link.

Without prejudice to the attitude of the Saudi authorities this time, we affirm that it is impossible to see the young crescent in Saudi Arabia on the evening of 13th September 2015. Consequently, Dhul-Hijjah cannot possibly start there on 14th September. It will start on 15th September in Saudi Arabia and Wuquf al Arafat can only be on 23rd September. If the authorities advance this calendar by one day, it will once again translate total contempt for both Science and Sharia.



Dhul-Hijjah 2015 (1436) moon sighting Reports

Crescent Sighting Reports - 14th September 2015


Eid ul-Adha 2015 (1436) moon sighting reports

Australia:

1. Engr Manzoor A Mian from Melbourne, VIC - Seen

MCW member Engr Manzoor A Mian from Melbourne, VIC reported: The Hilaal of Dhul Hajjah has been sighted in Brisbane tonight on the 14th of September 2015. Therefore, the month of Dhul Hajjah will commence from Tuesday, 15th September 2015 and EID UL ADHAA WILL BE CELEBRATED ON: THURSDAY 24th SEPTEMBER.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Dr Shabbir Ahmed, The president of Al- Tadhkeer Society, Sydney, NSW - Seen

MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, The president of Al- Tadhkeer Society, Sydney, NSW reported: The Hilaal of DHUL HAJJAH has been sighted in Brisbane on the 14th of September, 2015. As a result, the month of DHUL HAJJAH will commence as of Tuesday, 15th September, 2015. EID UL ADHAA WILL BE CELEBRATED ON THURSDAY, 24th SEPTEMBER.  Source: Moonsighting

3. Mr. Taymour Nabulsi from Brisbane City in Queensland State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Taymour Nabulsi from Brisbane City in Queensland State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear  Source: ICOP

Bangladesh:

1. Mr ABM Ruhul Hassan from Dhaka - Not Seen

MCW member Mr ABM Ruhul Hassan from Dhaka reported: The Zilhajj Crescent was not sighted in Bangladesh though sky was clear and atmospheric condition was super. 16th September will be the first Zilhajj in Bangladesh.  Source: Moonsighting

Bahrain:

1. Mr. Fathi Mayoof from بني جمرة City in الشمالية State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Fathi Mayoof from بني جمرة City in الشمالية State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

1. Mr Ebul Hasan (Abdulah Shabar - from Visoko - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Ebul Hasan (Abdulah Shabar - from Visoko reported: On Monday, 14 September 2015, Skies were cloudy. Moon not sighted.  Source: Moonsighting

Canada:

1. Mr HiMY SYeD from Toronto, Ontario - Not Seen

MCW member Mr HiMY SYeD from Toronto, Ontario reported: After praying Maghrib at The Dawah Centre in Downtown Toronto, I spent 10 minutes searching for the new moon. The sky has been clear all day with only a slight haze above the Western Horizon. Despite favourable conditions, I did not see the new moon.  Source: Moonsighting

Egypt:

1. Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: After sunset (18:03) here in Cairo, Egypt, on Mon. Sep 14th, there was no sign of the crescent until 18:33, at which time it was already below 1' in altitude (not corrected for refraction). Arcturus and Antares were both visible by 18:29. Temperature was 31'C, Pressure 1012.0mB, Humidity 48%, cloud cover 0%.  Source: Moonsighting

Fiji Islands:

1. Mr Sultan Eusoff for FIANZ Hilal Committee, from Fiji - Not Seen

Mr Sultan Eusoff for FIANZ Hilal Committee, from Fiji reported: On Monday, 14 September 2015, moon was not sighted in Fiji. Eid-al-Adha will be on Friday, Sept 25, 2015.  Source: Moonsighting

Ghana:

1. Mr Baba Abdulai from Tamale - Seen by others

MCW member Mr Baba Abdulai from Tamale reported: Date of sighting effort; Monday September 14, 2015. The crescent was SEEN BY OTHERS in other locations. The sky was completely cloudy around the location of my sighting effort, hence I could not see the crescent personally. My sighting effort was made around 18:45 local time at Tiyumba School Park, near “Lowlandi” Rice Processing Centre. Later in the night there was a radio announcement that the crescent had been sighted in four different towns.  Source: Moonsighting

India:

1. Mr Siddik Nadvi (Nida-e-Haram), from Ahmedabad, Gujarat - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Siddik Nadvi (Nida-e-Haram), from Ahmedabad, Gujrat reported: Today Monday 14th September , 2015 = 29 Dhul Qadah 1436 Hijri , we tried to see the crescent of Dhul Hijja 1436 Hijri at our Institute JAMIA KANZUL ULOOM at 7.00 pm to 7.20. The crescent was not seen all over India.  Source: Moonsighting

Indonesia:

1. Time of observation: Before sunset. - Seen

ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The moon was seen by CCD approx 44 minutes before sunset on Monday, 14th September 2015 from Assalaam Observatory, PPMI Assalaam Kartasura Sukoharjo-Surakarta Central Java Indonesia. Photo was taken Mr. Wahid Ihsani (Ichsan Sani) and Me."  Source: ICOP

2. Time of observation: After sunset. - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy.  Source: ICOP

3. MCW member Mr. Ishaq Zunaedi from Blitar, East Java, Indonesia - Seen

MCW member Mr. Ishaq Zunaedi from Blitar, East Java, Indonesia reported: The Hilaal of Dhul-Hijjah has been sighted on the 14th of September 2015.  Source: Moonsighting

Pakistan:

1. Mr Asif Hussain from Hyderabad - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Asif Hussain from Hyderabad reported: Tried to see the moon today on 29th Zi Qadah 1436 hijri, Monday 14th September 2015, after maghrib prayers with some fellows but crescent was not seen. Weather was clear. Also declared by national moonsighting committee that moon was not sighted therefore 1st of Dil Hajj 1436 Hijri will be on Wednesday, 16th September 2015, and Eid Ul Adha will be celebrated on Friday 25th September 2015 InSha ALLAH.  Source: Moonsighting

Sri Lanka:

1. Mr Suhail Patel from Colombo - Seen

MCW member Mr Suhail Patel from Colombo reported: The crescent for ZUL HAJJ has been sighted in Sri Lanka, today the 14th of September, 2015. Therefore the month of Zul-HAJJ 1436 will commence on Tuesday, 15th September, 2015. EID UL AZHA WILL BE CELEBRATED ON THURSDAY, 24th SEPTEMBER 2015  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr Mohamed Shakir from Galle - Seen

MCW member Mr Mohamed Shakir from Galle reported: We tried to see the Crescent of Dhul Hajjah. The crescent was not seen by us, but according to All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama the crescent (Hilaal) for the Month of Thul Hijjah 1436 has been sighted. Therefore, the month of Dhul Hajjah will commence from Tuesday, 15th September 2015 and EID-UL-ADHAA will be celebrated on: Thursday 24th September.  Source: Moonsighting



Crescent Sighting Reports - 13rd September 2015


Eid ul-Adha 2015 (1436) moon sighting reports

On 13th and 14th September 2015, we will publish live crescent sighting reports from all parts of the world. As seen in the visibility curve, , on 13th September, most parts of the world is either in red zone or black zone. Hence we do not expect any positive sighting reports from any part of the world except American Samoa. As can be seen in the visibility curve, major parts of American Samoa islands are in blue zone and hence, new moon visibility is expected there on the evening of 13th September 2015. We will try if we can find someone in American Samoa to photograph new moon on 13th September evening if weather conditions are favorable. We will publish crescent photos on our website during the night of 13th September to 14th September if we are successful in getting photos. We will also publish live moon sighting reports provided by MCW members from moonsighting.com and ICOP members. On the next day, 14th September, most areas in the world are either in a green zone or blue zone and we expect positive sighting reports from many countries of the world. We will publish sighting reports during the night of 14th to 15th September as well. So please keep visiting our website to get updates about the crescent sighting towards the end of the Dhul-Qi'dah 2015.

Eid al Adha 2015 / Dhul-Hijjah 2015 sighting reports will also be provided live on our Facebook page, Twitter page and Google Plus streams. Hence, do not forget to follow us on Social Media!



Brunei:

1. Dr Mohammed Hussain Ahmad from Brunei Darussalam - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Mohammed Hussain Ahmad from Brunei Darussalam reported: The new moon for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1436 was not sighted from Brunei (4° 55' North and 114° 55' East) on the evening of Sunday, 13 September 2015. This was officially announced through the Brunei National TV and Radio stations. Therefore, tomorrow Monday, 14 September 2015 is the completion of 30 days for the month of Dhul Qaedah 1436 in Brunei. Hence, the 1st of Dhul Hijjah 1436 will commence on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. Subsequently, the Eid al-Adha will fall on Thursday, 24 September 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Muslims across the world a happy and blessed Eid al-Adha. May Allah grant us success, victory, unity and improve the conditions of Muslims around the world to the best, Aamin.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad from Bandar Seri Begawan City in Brunei - Not Seen

ICOP member Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad from Bandar Seri Begawan City in Brunei State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy  Source: ICOP

Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad said: "“Al-salam 'alaykum. The new moon for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1436 was not sighted from Brunei (4° 55′ North and 114° 55′ East) on the evening of Sunday, 13 September 2015. This was officially announced through the Brunei National TV and Radio stations. Therefore, tomorrow Monday, 14 September 2015 is the completion of 30 days for the month of Dhul Qaedah 1436 in Brunei. Hence, the 1st of Dhul Hijjah 1436 will commence on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. Subsequently, the Eid al-Adha will fall on Thursday, 24 September 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Muslims across the world a happy and blessed Eid al-Adha. May Allah grant us success, victory, unity and improve the conditions of Muslims around the world to the best, Amin.”(Dr Mohammed Hussain Ahmad)"

Canada:

1. Mr HiMY SYeD from Toronto, Ontario - Not Seen

MCW member Mr HiMY SYeD from Toronto, Ontario reported: About 30 minutes before Maghrib Sunset Time, the entire Western Horizon cleared up and sunlight broke through. After praying Maghrib, I spent at least 15 minutes looking for the new moon in-between the horizon and the remaining low ceiling cloud cover. I did not see the moon.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr Syed Shahid Rashid from Mississauga Ontario - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Syed Shahid Rashid from Mississauga Ontario reported: On September 13, 2015, due to cloud covering on the lower horizon, I was not able to sight the moon.  Source: Moonsighting

Ghana:

1. Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku reported: The moon for zulhijja 1436 could not be sighted here in Garu in the upper East Region of Ghana today, 13th of september 2015 due to heavy clouds.  Source: Moonsighting

Indonesia:

1. Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Assalaam Observatory, Surakarta Central Java - Not Seen

MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Assalaam Observatory, Surakarta Central Java reported: The crescent observation of Thulhijjah 1436 H (Sept 13th, 2015) had been succesfully held at Assalaam Observatory, The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia. On the afternoon the sky was little bit hazy on the horizon. The observation started about 05.00 pm until moonset. Till the end of observation, the crescent was NOT succesfully SEEN by the observers.

This event was opened for public. About hundreds people and delegations of CASA, The Ministry of Kominfo, UMS, UIN Walisanga Semarang, RHI Surakarta, SMA Al-Islam 1 Surakarta also attend on this event. Finally the observation finished on 06.00 pm after maghrib. Later, it was determined that the date of 1 Dzulhijjah falls on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. That means that the Eid will fall on Thursday, September 24, on Thursday.

"Earlier we heard reports rukyat from all over Indonesia. And no one saw the new moon. So this year we set a date 1 Dzulhijjah falls on Tuesday, September 15th and Eid will fall on 24 September, on Thursday," said Director General of Islamic Guidance MORA, Machasin in office Jl MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta, Sunday (Sep 13, 2015).  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy

Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The crescent observation of Thulhijjah 1436 H (Sept 13th, 2015) had been succesfully held at Assalaam Observatory, The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia. On the afternoon the sky was little bit hazy on the horizon. The observation started about 05.00 pm until moonset. Till the end of observation, the crescent was NOT succesfully SEEN by the observers.

This event was opened for public. About hundreds people and delegations of CASA, The Ministry of Kominfo, UMS, UIN Walisanga Semarang, RHI Surakarta, SMA Al-Islam 1 Surakarta also attend on this event.

Finally the observation finished on 06.00 pm after maghrib."  Source: ICOP

Kenya:

1. Mr Muhammad Nahdy from Mombasa - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Muhammad Nahdy from Mombasa reported: Today 13th September I tried to sight the moon but it was too cloudy in Mombasa Kenya.  Source: Moonsighting

Libya:

1. Dr Nuri Alfasi - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Nuri Alfasi reported: I have to declare that today the 13 September we could not see the Helal crescent of the Dhul Hijjah 1436, in Msallatah, Libya. The Ifta authority of Libya in the capital Tripoli made an official announcement that the helal is not seen in Libya, Therefore, tomorrow Monday, 14 September 2015 is the completion of 30 days for the month of Dhul Qaedah 1436.  Source: Moonsighting

Malaysia:

1. Mr. Kassim Bahali from Tanjung Bidara City in Melaka State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Kassim Bahali from Tanjung Bidara City in Melaka State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy

Mr. Kassim Bahali said: "Hilal observation was held at Khawarizmi Observatory at Tanjung Bidara, Melaka. The western horizon was very hazy. The age of hilal was 4 hour 31 min and it was not seen. The 1st of Zul Hijjah begins on tuesday 15 September 2015 was officially announced via TV and radio."  Source: ICOP

Nigeria:

1. Engr Zaid Ibrahim from Surulere, Lagos - Not Seen

MCW member Engr Zaid Ibrahim from Surulere, Lagos reported: The moon was not sighted in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday 13th of September, 2015. We tried between 6:59 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr. Qamaruddeen Muhammad from Ilorin City in Kwara State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Qamaruddeen Muhammad from Ilorin City in Kwara State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear  Source: ICOP

Oman:

1. Engr Zaid Ibrahim from Surulere, Lagos - Not Seen

ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from Al-Fulaij Observatory City in Muscat State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear

Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi said: "The crescent moon was not sighted, some few clouds at the horizon."  Source: ICOP

Trinidad and Tobago:

1. Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago - Not Seen

MCW member Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago reported: The New Moon of Dhul Hijjah was not sighted here in Trinidad and Tobago. Therefore the month of Dhul-Qadah will carry 30 days. The 1st of Dhul Hijjah will commence on Tuesday 15th September 2015, In Shaa Allah.  Source: Moonsighting

UK:

1. Mr Mohammad Ramtoola from Preston - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Mohammad Ramtoola from Preston reported: Moon was not sighted today 13th september in Preston, UK. Moonset (19:31) was before sunset(19:32) here.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr. Qamaruddeen Muhammad from Ilorin City in Kwara State - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Saraj Qazi from Luton, Bedfordshire reported: Prof. Syed Ahmed Hussain, President Marzkazi Jamat Ahle Sunnat UK & Europe announced the following:

“Due to no GENUINE sighting of the moon anywhere in the World East of UK on the eve of 13th August 2015, we will complete 30 days of Dhul Qada. InshAllah Eid Ul Adha will be celebrated on Thursday 24th of September 2015. The Markazi Jamaat's wish all of the Muslim Ummah a blessed Eid Ul Fitr..
 Source: Moonsighting

3. Mr Mohammad Ali Javed from Luton, Bedfordshire - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Mohammad Ali Javed from Luton, Bedfordshire reported: The crescent for the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah 1435 was 'NOT' sighted today. We will complete 30 Days of Dhul Qadah. Markazi Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnah have announced Eid-ul-Adha to be on Thursday 24th September 2015.  Source: Moonsighting

USA:

1. Mr Hamid Quraishi Imam Islamic Center of Winona (ICW) Winona MN - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Hamid Quraishi Imam Islamic Center of Winona (ICW) Winona MN reported: "The weather was partly cloudy, it was difficult to sight the moon. However based on Fiqh Council of America and Saudi Arabia Announcement, Inshallah the Eid ul Adha will be celebrated on September 24th. Eid Mubarak to all Muslims in the world.  Source: Moonsighting

Sources:

MakkahCalendar - MakkahCalendar Website
ICOP - ICOP Website
Moonsighting - Moonsighting.com Website


FAQ regarding Eid al Adha 2015

Eid ul-Fitr 2015 Announcement
[1] Where should Dhul-Hijjah 2015 (1436) start on 14th September 2015?
Dhul-Hijjah 2015 (1436) will start on Monday, 14th September 2015 in North, Central and South America as well as in French Polynesia and a few westernmost countries of Africa. Please see the country list below to get a clearer idea.

[2] Where should Dhul-Hijjah 2015 (1436) start on 15th September 2015?
Dhul-Hijjah 2015 (1436) should start on Tuesday, 15th September 2015 in most of the African countries, whole Europe, all of Asia and majority of Oceania. Please see the country list below to get a clearer idea.

[3] When will Wuquf Arafat / the major event of Hajj 2015 be celebrated?
Wuquf Arafat, the main event of Hajj, concerns Saudi Arabia only. Since Dhul-Hijjah in Saudi Arabia starts on 15th September 2015, Wuquf Arafat, the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah / Hajj 2015 will be celebrated on Wednesday, 23rd September 2015.

[4] When is Eid al Adha 2015 / Aid El Kebir 2015 (1436)?
The countries that start Dhul-Hijjah on 14th September will celebrate Eid al Adha 2015 on Wednesday, 23rd September 2015. Others, which start Dhul-Hijjah on 15th September, will celebrate Eid al Adha 2015 on Thursday, 24th September 2015.

[5] Can you describe the concept of Extended Visibility upon which your calculations are based in simple terms?
Our Eid al-Fitr 2015 announcement and calculations are based on the concept of Extended Visibility that simply says.

"For any given country, the month will begin the next day if: [A] the new moon is born [B] the young moon is visible in the evening sky in the country, or [C] if it is visible somewhere to the west of the country before the Fajr prayer in the same country."

The concept of Extended Visibility and all our calculations and announcements are faithful to Sharia. Those interested in getting more details should read our Islamic Calendar Introduction.


Eid al Adha 1436 country list


Below is the list of countries where Eid al Adha 2015 (1436) should be celebrated on 23rd September 2015.

AFRICA [4]

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA [23]

S. AMERICA [12]

OCEANIA [1]

AFRICA [4]

  • Cape Verde
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Senegal

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA [23]

  • Antigua
    and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Saint
    Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad
    and Tobago
  • United States
    Of America

S. AMERICA [12]

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

OCEANIA [1]

  • French Polynesia




Below is the list of countries where Eid al Adha 2015 (1436) should be celebrated on 24th September 2015.

AFRICA [50]

ASIA [50]

EUROPE [48]

OCEANIA [14]

AFRICA [50]

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African
    Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic
    Republic of
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

ASIA [50]

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • China (Eastern)
  • China (Western)
  • East Timor
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Makkah/Saudi Arabia
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Russia (Central)
  • Russia (Eastern)
  • Russia (Western)
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

EUROPE [48]

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and
    Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
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