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Eid al-Fitr 2018 (1439)

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It gives us immense pleasure to announce that all the countries in the world will be able to celebrate Eid al Fitr 2018 on the same day, on Friday, 15th June 2018, Insha Allah! This rare event is possible due to the visibility conditions of the crescent on 14th June 2018.

The Shawwal 1439 new moon will be born very late on June 13, 2018 at 19:43 UTC. Hence, there are no chances of crescent visibility on the evening of 13th June 2018 in any part of the world.

We now invite you to take a look at the visibility curve of June 14th for Shawwal 1439. It is evident from the curve that most of the North American continent (except some parts in the North) is either in the Green zone or the Blue zone. The same applies to the African continent. That means, direct visibility of the crescent will be possible in the countries on these two continents. As the new moon will be sighted on the North and African continents well before the time for Fajr in all the remaining countries in the world (mainly countries belonging to Asia, Europe and Oceania), will also be able to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, on the same day, 15th June 2018, Insha Allah! Indeed, a rare event!

Please note that visibility is acquired either through direct sighting or via our concept of the extension of the visibility zone (link). To get more details about our date calculation methodology, we request you to read our introduction to the Islamic Calendar.

We also request you to read our Ramadan 2018 announcement to visualize the live reports of crescent sighting we provided at the beginning of Ramadan. In a similar fashion, we will publish Eid al-Fitr 2018 (Shawwal 1439) live moon sighting reports on this page. We invite you to visit our site on 14th June to get the latest updates about the crescent sighting.

On the very auspicious day of Eid 2018, we will release country specific Islamic calendars for the Gregorian year 2019 and country specific Hijri Calendar for the year 1440. Do not forget to visit our site and download the calendar for your country.

To get more information, please feel free to contact us by writing to us at: [email protected].

We wish all our viewers Eid Mubarak in Advance!

Awaited! Eid al-Fitr 2018 (1439) moon sighting Reports - 15th June 2018


Eid al-Fitr 2018 (1439) moon sighting reports - makkahcalendar.orgToday, 15th May evening, New moon visibility is expected in all countries of the world.

Eid Mubarak to all!














New! Eid al-Fitr 2018 (1439) moon sighting Reports - 14th June 2018


Eid al-Fitr 2018 (1439) moon sighting reports - makkahcalendar.org As it is evident from the curve, most of the North American continent (except some parts in the North) is either in the Green zone or the Blue zone. The same applies to the African continent. That means, Today, 14th May evening, direct visibility of the crescent will be possible in the countries on these two continents. We have asked our photographer friends to photograph crescent today if weather permits. We will publish photos as soon as we have.

We will also publish live moon sighting reports on this page as well as our social media accounts today and tomorrow. Kindly read our Eid announcement above to get more details about Kindly follow us on our Facebook page and Twitter page to get the updates about Eid 2018 moon sighting. Eid Mubarak to all!

LIVE! Crescent Sighting Reports - 14th June 2018


Afghanistan

1. MCW member Engr M Ibrahim Mayar from Kabul - Not Seen

MCW member Engr M Ibrahim Mayar from Kabul reported: To day, June 14th, 2018, at 7:20 local time my attempt to see the Shawal new moon ended in vain, mainly due to the low elevation of the moon upon sunset and rather hazy western horizon.  Source: Moonsighting

Australia

1. MCW member Mr Abbas Aly from Annangrove NSW - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Abbas Aly from Annangrove NSW reported: With perfect clear skies - no moon was sighted by us in northwest Sydney.  Source: Moonsighting

2. MCW member Mr Moussa Khalife from Sydney, NSW - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Moussa Khalife from Sydney, NSW reported: Today is Thursday 14th of June 2018 we have tried as group of 4 people to see the moon in sydney Australia , but unfortunately no luck to see the moon , the weather was clear and the place where we went to was the best spot in sydney ( Penrith observatory) and we have used the telescope but we couldn’t see the moon at all.  Source: Moonsighting

3. MCW member Engr Manzoor A Mian from Melbourne, VIC - Not Seen

MCW member Engr Manzoor A Mian from Melbourne, VIC reported: Update from Australian Hillal committee : By the will of Allah swt after a lot of consultation and mashwara of Ulema Ekram, they have now come to final conclusion by contacting all the witnesses and Ulema around Australia.  Source: Moonsighting

4. MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today, the 14th of June 2018, the Hilaal of SHAWWAAL – 1439 has NOT been sighted anywhere in Australia. Although some false witnesses has brought to us. After having carefully and meticulously reviewed and reassessed the testimonies which were brought forward pertaining to the alleged sighting of the moon, the Hilaal committee was not content due to many variables and has respectfully decided for Eid to be on Saturday, 16th June 2018.  Source: Moonsighting

Barbados

1. MCW member Mr Mohammed Patel from Bridgetown - Seen

MCW member Mr Mohammed Patel from Bridgetown reported: Today, Thursday 14th June, 2018, the Crescent WAS SEEN at approximately 6:45 p.m. local time. Orientation 3 o'clock to 7 o'clock. Therefore we had 29 days of Ramadan.  Source: Moonsighting

Canada

1. S. ShAhid from Mississauga, Ontario - Seen

S. ShAhid from Mississauga, Ontario reported: A group of 25 people from Meadowvale Islamic Centre saw the moon at 9.30PM after more than 30 mirnutes pf efforts including with binoculars. Sunset was at 9 and moonset was at 9.58PM. Sky was clear and the crescent was very faint and thin.  Source: Moonsighting

Chile

1. MCW member Mr Fuad Musa from Santiago reported for Chile and Argentina - Seen

Hilaal was not observed in Santiago, Chile however the Hilaal was seen in Argentina.  Source: Moonsighting

Egypt

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

MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: On Thursday, June 14, 2018, I arrived at my observation point at the 28km mark on the Cairo/ Alexandria desert road just before sunset (18:58). I expected the moon at azimuth ~291.5° and altitude ~3° at best time, 19:18. The view was very clear. Visibility was great, with no cloud cover. Venus was magnificent. The timing was great. Just after Maghrib prayers, I was at the right spot at the right time. My brightness calculations had indicated that the Illuminated portion of the Moon was below the threshold of visibility. And of course I could see nothing. Other observers in two other locations ( Maadi, south Cairo, and Sheikh Zayed district, West of Giza) also reported that they could see nothing.  Source: Moonsighting

Ghana

1. MCW member Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku - Seen

MCW member Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku reported: The crescent for Shawal 1439/2018 has been sighted here in the Upper West Region of Ghana today Thursday 14th June 2018. I did not see the moon personally in Garu, but a friend (Imam Ibrahim) called from Wa to confirm the sighting report. The communities that saw the moon includes: Checju, Bulinga, Kolikpong, Menwe.  Source: Moonsighting

Guyana

1. MCW member Mr Fazal Mahmood from Corriverton, Berbice - Seen

MCW member Mr Fazal Mahmood from Corriverton, Berbice reported: The Central Moon Sighting Committee of Guyana (CMSCG) has declared the 1st of SHAWWAL 1439AH to be on Friday, 15th June, 2018 The new crescent for the Islamic lunar month of Shawwal 1439 AH was sighted on Thursday, 14th June, 2018/29th Ramadhaan1439AH.  Source: Moonsighting

2. MCW member Dr Muhammad Hafiz - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Muhammad Hafiz also reported the sighting from Rose Hall Town, Berbice, Guyana: Due heavy rain clouds on the horizon Hilaal observation for Ramadan 1439 AH was made for the members of Rose Hall Town Masjid.  Source: Moonsighting

India

1. MCW member Mr Iliyas Siddiqui from Bangalore - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Iliyas Siddiqui from Bangalore reported: From Bangalore tried to see the New Moon on Thursday evening 14th June 2018. Weather: Full Clouds and Rainy. Moon was not seen.  Source: Moonsighting

2. MCW member Mr Yusuf Idara from New Delhi - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Yusuf Idara from New Delhi reported: Today Thursday 14-June-2018 = 28-Ramadan-1439 Hijri. I & My Family tried to see the moon at my home from 07:20 pm to 07:50 pm the moon was not sighted because the horizon was too cloudy.  Source: Moonsighting

3. Mr Rasheed Usman from Kerala, India - Seen

Mr Rasheed Usman from Kerala, India reported: Todat, June 14, in Kerala the hilal is sighted at Kappakkal Beach Kozhikode at about 7.15 pm.  Source: Moonsighting

4. MCW member Dr Sayyad Mohd Arshi from Dehradun - Not Seen

I & my family tried to see the moon 1439 hijri Shawwal Ul Mukarram at my home from 07:45 pm to 08:05 pm moon was not sighted because Horizon was to cloudy.  Source: Moonsighting

Indonesia

1. MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from from Assalaam - Not Seen

MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from from Assalaam Observatory (The Modern Boarding School of The Hilal of Shawal 1439 AH was NOT SIGHTED on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 from Assalaam Observatory at The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia because the sky was cloudy. This event was attended by Director of PPMI Assalaam, CASA members, Students of UIN Walisanga Semarang, Moslems and Local Jurnalists.  Source: Moonsighting

Kenya

1. MCW member Mr Mahmood Essa from Mombasa - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Mahmood Essa from Mombasa reported: I tried to look for the Shawwal Cresent here in Monbasa, Kenya, but was not able to observe it. However, there were other sightings , confirmed by the Chief Kadhi, so Alhamdullilah.  Source: Moonsighting

Malaysia

1. MCW member Mr Imran Angullia from Johor Bahru, Johor - Seen

MCW member Mr Imran Angullia from Johor Bahru, Johor reported: On 14th June 2018, several states in Malaysia Sigthed the Shawwal moon crescent.  Source: Moonsighting

Mauritius

1. MCW member Mr Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis reported: Moon not sighted in Mauritius today. Weather cloudy all over the island, negative sighting report from all the teams across the island.  Source: Moonsighting

Morocco

1. MCW member Mr Zakaria Guelzim from Rabat - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Zakaria Guelzim from Rabat reported: The first of Shawwal 1439 is Friday 15 June 2018 I tried to sight the new moon of Shawwal after the sun set in Rabat, Morocco but the West horizon was too cloudy. The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs informed the citizens that they observed the moon of Shawwal in 1439 AH, after Maghrib on Thursday, 29 Ramadan 1439 AH, 14 June 2018 and announced that the new moon was observed.  Source: Moonsighting

2. ICOP member Mr. Zakaria Samir from أكادير City in سوس ماسة State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Zakaria Samir from أكادير City in سوس ماسة State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

3. ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان State - Not Seen

ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

3. ICOP member Mr. Abdessamad Doukkane from الناضور City in الشرق State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Abdessamad Doukkane from الناضور City in الشرق State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

Namibia

1. MCW member Mr Ahmed Mohamed Barakah from Windhoek - Seen

MCW member Mr Ahmed Mohamed Barakah from Windhoek reported: Moon was sighted in windhoek namibia.  Source: Moonsighting

Nepal

1. MCW member Mr Muhammad Aamir from Nepal - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Muhammad Aamir, Vice Secretary Nepali Jame Masjid Committee, Kathmandu reported: On Thursday, 14 June 2018, many people tried to see the moon, but moon was not seen at Nepali Jame Masjid, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal (Cloudy and Rainy condition). TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: from 6:50 pm to 7:30 pm.  Source: Moonsighting

New Zealand

1. Sultan Eusoff, Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand (FIANZ) Hilal Committee - Not Seen

Sultan Eusoff, Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand (FIANZ) Hilal Committee reported: Moon was not sighted by us in New Zealand.  Source: Moonsighting

2. MCW member Dr Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North and MCW member Mr Ahmed Mohammed from Auckland reported: The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) has announced that the moon of Shawaal has NOT been sighted today (Thursday 14 June 2018).  Source: Moonsighting

Nigeria

1. MCW member Mr Jinadu Yunusa from Kish - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Jinadu Yunusa from Kish, Oyo State reported: We couldn't go out to sight for the new crescent moon of Shawwal today Thursday, 14/06/18~ 1439\09\29 due to heavy rainfall. But it was reported by the National Moon Sighting Committee that the moon was sighted in various places in the northern part of the country.  Source: Moonsighting

2. MCW member Wasiu Adedamola from Agege - Not Seen

MCW member Wasiu Adedamola from Agege, Lagos reported: The crescent of Shawwal 1439AH could not be Sighted in Alausa-Ikeja Lagos Nigeria tonight Thursday 14th June 2018. Although the cloud was not too clear.  Source: Moonsighting

Palestine

1. ICOP member Mr. Omar Nssar from قلقيلية City in قلقيلية State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Omar Nssar from قلقيلية City in قلقيلية State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

Pakistan

1. MCW member Mr Shafqat Qamar from Rawalpindi - Not Seen

SMCW member Mr Shafqat Qamar from Rawalpindi reported: The moon has not been sighted in Pakistan declared by official statement of central moon sighting committee of Pakistan.  Source: Moonsighting

Philippines

1. MCW member Mr Jalil Rayhan from Cotabato - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Jalil Rayhan from Cotabato reported: Cotabato City had a cloudy sky, crescent moon not seen.  Source: Moonsighting

2. MCW member Dr Ali B. Panda from Marawi City - Not Seen

MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from from Assalaam Observatory (The Modern Boarding School of The Hilal of Shawal 1439 AH was NOT SIGHTED on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 from Assalaam Observatory at The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia because the sky was cloudy. This event was attended by Director of PPMI Assalaam, CASA members, Students of UIN Walisanga Semarang, Moslems and Local Jurnalists.  Source: Moonsighting

Senegal

1. Mr Malick Faye from Dakar - Seen

Mr Malick Faye from Dakar reported: The moon was seen in senegal in the region of Tambacounda. This local sight was confirmed by the national bureau of moonsighting led by Dr Mourchid Ahmed Iyane Thiam through the national tv stream RTS1.  Source: Moonsighting

South Africa

1. MCW member Mr Rashid Motala from Durban - Seen

MCW member Mr Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Thursday 14th June 2018, the Hilaal WAS sighted in South Africa (in many locations). Therefore Shawwaal 1439 will commence on Friday 15th June 2018 in South Africa.  Source: Moonsighting

Spain

1. MCW member Mr Gabriel Jairodín Riaza from Madrid - Seen

MCW member Mr Gabriel Jairodín Riaza from Madrid reported: Islamic Commission of Spain, announces that Friday, 15 June 2018, is the first day of Shawwal 1439 and Eid ul-Fitr. http://islamhispania.blogspot.com/2018/06/el-viernes-15-de-junio-de-2018-el.html  Source: Moonsighting

Sri Lanka

1. MCW member Mr Suhail Patel from Colombo - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Suhail Patel from Colombo reported: Today, June 14, 2018 = 28th Ramadan. After the urgent committee meeting, the Colombo Grand Mosque confirmed that the newmoon has NOT been sighted in Sri Lanka. So the Ullamas have decided to meet again tomorrow (15.6.2018) after maghrib prayers. so the Eid Ul Fithr can fall on either Saturday or Sunday in sha Allah.  Source: Moonsighting

Tanzania

1. MCW member Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar - Seen

MCW member Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: The Shawal Hilal was sighted in number of places from tiny island of Zanzibar-Tanzania on Thursday 14 June 2018; The official first day of the Shawal will be on Friday, 15 June 2018.  Source: Moonsighting

2. ICOP member Mr. Zaffar Sheriff from Daressalaam City in Tanzania State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Zaffar Sheriff from Daressalaam City in Tanzania State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

United Arab Emirates

2. ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Odeh from جبل حفيت City in أبوظبي State - Seen

ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Odeh from جبل حفيت City in أبوظبي State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

UK

1. MCW member Mr Saraj Qazi from Luton - Seen

MCW member Mr Saraj Qazi (Secretary General, Markazi Jamat Ahle Sunnat UK & Overseas Trust) from Luton, Bedfordshire reported: Markazi Jamat Ahle Sunnat UK & Overseas Trust, in the United Kingdom, made the following announcement: On Following the Sharia of RasoolAllah (saw) we have confirmed a credible positive moon sighting in South Africa.  Source: Moonsighting

2. ICOP member Mr. Mohammed Baig from slough City in berks State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Mohammed Baig from slough City in berks State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

3. ICOP member Mr. Jaffer Dharamsi from Seaton City in Devon State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Jaffer Dharamsi from Seaton City in Devon 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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

USA

1. Khalid Shaukat from Gaithersburg - Seen

Khalid Shaukat from Gaithersburg, Maryland reported: On Thursday June 14th 2018, the Crescent was sighted by me and many members of Islamic Center of Maryland around 9:10 pm.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America - Seen

Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America reported: The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Friday, June 15th, 2018, will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1439 A.H. for the entire region of North America. This determination is based on the fact that there were reported sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye during the sunset of Thursday, June 14th, 2018, from many locations in the United States.  Source: Moonsighting

3. MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA - Seen

MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Thursday, June 14, 2018), 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 8:20 pm EDT (sunset: 8:44 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 8:45 pm followed by naked eye sighting at 8:46 pm. The horns were at 2:00 and 6:30 O'clock (2:00;4:00;6:30). While Jupiter and Venus were easily visible, a quick attempt to sight Mercury was unsuccessful. Two of my friends were present and sighted the crescent. We left the site prior to moonset (moonset: 9:44 pm). At 8:55 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 72.0 F, 58.5 F, 62%, and 30.08 in, respectively.  Source: Moonsighting

4. MCW member Mr Khalil Homafar from Houston TX - Seen

MCW member Mr Khalil Homafar from Houston TX reported: On Thursday June 14th 2018, the Crescent was sighted by me and many members in Houston Texas at 8:39 pm. The sky was cloudy. The crescent horn in clockwise direction was from almost 2 to 8. Therefore, Friday June 15th is the 1st day of Shawal.  Source: Moonsighting

5. MCW member Dr Muhammad Hafiz from Queens NY - Seen

MCW member Dr Muhammad Hafiz from Queens NY reported: The Hilaal for Ramadan 1439 AH was seen today Thursday, 14th June, 2018 at sunset after Magrib in Queens New York on the roof of Masjid As Siddiq by myself, and two other brothers (Arif Zamdin and Saheed Baksh).  Source: Moonsighting

6. MCW member Hamid Quraishi, Imam Islamic Center of Winona (ICW) MN - Not Seen

MCW member Hamid Quraishi, Imam Islamic Center of Winona (ICW) MN reported: On June 14, 2018, the crescent of Shawal 1439 hijri, was not visible with naked eye due to scattered cloudy condition in Winona.  Source: Moonsighting

7. Mr Lotfy Mohamed from Arora, CO - Seen

Mr Lotfy Mohamed from Arora, CO reported: The new Shawal moon was sighted this evening at Aurora CO starting at 8:47 pm. around 295 degrees NW.  Source: Moonsighting

8. Mr Bilal Huzair from Medina NY - Seen

Mr Bilal Huzair from Medina NY reported: Hilal of Eid ul Fitr was seen on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 8:54pm in Medina, NY by Haji Bilal and 3 others without the aid of instruments.  Source: Moonsighting

Zambia

1. MCW member Moulana Imtiyaz Misbahi Azhari Imam of Masjid Noor-e-Muhammadi Lusaka - Seen

MCW member Moulana Imtiyaz Misbahi Azhari Imam of Masjid Noor-e-Muhammadi Lusaka reported: I Molana Imtiaz Misbahi, Imam Of Masjid E Noor E Mohammadi Makeni, Lusaka, Zambia, have Sighted The The Crescent (Moon) For The Month Of Shawal ul mukarram Along With Muqtadees Of The Masjid.  Source: Moonsighting

Zimbabwe

1. MCW member Mr Ayub Mahomed from Harare - Seen

MCW member Mr Ayub Mahomed from Harare reported: On June 14, the Shawwal Moon was sighted in Zimbabwe.  Source: Moonsighting

Sources:

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