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Muharram 1435 (2013) - Announcement



Muharram 2013 Photographs


We are very happy to announce that we have received Muharram 1435 photographs taken on the evening of 4th November 2013 at USA and Canada. This confirms our calculations and our visibility predictions. Please click link below to see the photographs.

New moon photographs for Muharram 2013 Crescent photographs for Muharram 1435



Muharram 1435 & Ashura 2013 Dates


We are very pleased to announce that all countries around the world can start Muharram 1435 / Islamic New Year 1435 on the same day of Tuesday, 5th November 2013. This is because the new moon visibility is expected in most of the world on 4th November 2013. Please take a look at the visibility curve of the new moon published below.

Muharram 2013 Crescent Visibility Predictions

The New moon of Muharram is born on 3rd November 2013 at 12:49:52 UTC. As the new moon is born very late, visibility of crescent is not expected anywhere in the world on 3rd November 2013. Now please take a look at the visibility curve of 4th November 2013 published above. You will notice that most part of the world is either in Green or Blue zone. All countries covered by these zones will achieve a direct visibility of crescent. The countries that do not have direct visibility will achieve the visibility using the concept of extension of the zone of visibility. Hence, all countries around the world should start the New Islamic Year / Muharram 1435 on the same day of Tuesday, 5th November 2013.

When does New Islamic Year 1435 start? What is the date of 1stMuharram 1435 (2013)?


Muharram 1435 starts on Tuesday, 5th November 2013 for all countries around the world.

When is Ashura 1435 [10th Muharram]?


Ashura 1435 / Ashura 2013 is on Thursday, 14th November 2013 for all countries around the world.

When will Wuquf Arafat / the major event of Hajj 2013 be celebrated?


Wuquf Arafat, the main event of Hajj, concerns Saudi Arabia only. Since Dhul-Hijjah in Saudi Arabia starts on 6th October 2013, Wuquf Arafat, the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah / Hajj 2013 will be on Monday, 14th October 2013.

When is Eid Al Adha 2013 / Aid El Adha 2013 / Aid El Kebir 2013 (1434)?


The countries that start Dhul-Hijjah on 6th October will celebrate Eid Al Adha 2013 on Tuesday, 15th October 2013. Others, which start Dhul-Hijjah on 7th October, will celebrate Eid Al Adha 2013 on Wednesday, 16th October 2013.




5th November 2013 - All countries around the world should start Muharram 1435 on Tuesday, 5th November 2013


AFRICA [54]

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic
    Republic of
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • ASIA [44]

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • East Timor
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakstan
  • Korea, North
  • Korea, South
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • 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
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City
  • 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 [15]

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Papua New
    Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu