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Eid al-Fitr 2020 (1441)

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When is Eid al-Fitr 2020 (1441)?


It gives us immense pleasure to announce that all the countries in the world except Eastern Russia will be able to celebrate Eid al Fitr 2020 on the same day, on Sunday, 24th May 2020, Insha Allah! This rare event is possible due to the visibility conditions of the crescent on 23rd May 2020.

The Shawwal 1441 new moon will be born very late on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 17:38 UTC. Hence, there are no chances of crescent visibility on the evening of May 22, 2020 in any part of the world.

We now invite you to take a look at the visibility curve of May 23rd for Shawwal 1441. 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. The new moon will be sighted in the North and African continents well before the time for Fajr in most other countries in the world (mainly countries belonging to Asia, Europe and Oceania except Eastern Russia). Thus these countries will also be able to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, on the same day, 24th May 2020, Insha Allah! Indeed, a rare event! As for Eastern Russia, no celebration of Eid is possible before Monday 25th May, because of the starting date of Ramadan.

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 2020 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 2020 (Shawwal 1441) live moon sighting reports on this page. We invite you to visit our site on 23rd May to get the latest updates about the crescent sighting.

We have released country specific Islamic calendars for the Gregorian year 2021 and country specific Hijri Calendar for the year 1442. Do not forget to download them by visiting Islamic Calendar Download section. 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!

Eid al-Fitr 2020 (1441) moon sighting Reports - 23th May 2020


LIVE! Crescent Sighting Reports - 23th May 2020


Afghanistan

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

Today, Sat.May 23, 2020 ,after sunset at 7:10 Oclock pm local time ; I attempted to see Seawall new moon. Unfortunately, Kabul city western horizon was havely cloudy. Thus, Shawall new moon could not be sighted.  Source: Moonsighting

Algeria

1. ICOP member Mr. Abdellatif Fareh from كوينين City in الوادي State - Seen

The sky was partly cloudy, 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

2. ICOP member Mr. Rida Rizqi from الكويف City in تبسة State - Seen

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

3. ICOP member Dr. Younes Zkour from باتنة City in باتنة State - Seen

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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

Australia

1. ICOP member Mr. Taymour Nabulsi from Sydney City in NSW State - Not Seen

The sky was totally 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

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

Today (Saturday) 23rd of May 2020, the Hilaal of Shawwaal 1441 has NOT been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the National Hilaal Committee members of Australia have declared that the month of Shawwaal 1441 will begin from Monday, 25th of May 2020.  Source: Moonsighting

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

Today is Saturday 23rd of May 2020. The moon has not been sighted in Sydney Australia.  Source: Moonsighting

4. MCW member Imam Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne - Not Seen

On May 23, the moon has not been sighted anywhere in Australia.  Source: Moonsighting

5. MCW member Abbas Aly, from Triforce - Not Seen

As expected there was no sighting of Moon in Sydney today.  Source: Moonsighting

Barbados

1. MCW member Mohammed Patel from Bridgetown - Seen

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, the crescent was SEEN. Orientation 4 O'clock to 7 O'clock.  Source: Moonsighting

Canada

1. MCW member Muneeb Siddqui from Milton, Ontario - Seen

I and my brother went out to look for the moon after sunset in Milton. But we could not see it due to clouds being present in the horizon. However, the Hilal Committee of Toronto has confirmed the sighting of the moon within the region.  Source: Moonsighting

2. MCW member Shakeel Anwar from Mississauga Ontaio - Seen

I sighted the hilal in Mississauga, Canada on May 23rd at 9:31pm. The sky was partly cloudy below Venus and Mercury however during a break in the clouds, the hilal appeared Alhamdullilah. The crescent horns were in the 1 to 7 o'clock position. I took a picture and have attached it as evidence of the sighting.  Source: Moonsighting

Chile

1. MCW member Muhammad Sohail from Iquique - Seen

In city of Iquique Chile the new moon is sighted on 23/04/2020. The sky was quite clear.  Source: Moonsighting

Germany

1. ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Munich City in Bavaria State - Seen

The sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

Guyana

1. Mr Mansoor Baksh from Guyana - Seen

The moon was sighted in Guyana this evening (Saturday, May 23, 2020) by numerous persons - Just to name 3: Azeem Mohamed - Pomona, Essequibo Coast, Guyana. Sister Ameera Aziz - Canal No. 2, West Bank Demerara. Maqsood Mansoor - Georgetown, Guyana. Also, A group of five brothers sighted the moon this evening at Blairmont, West Bank Berbice. They are: Momin Ali Sugrim, Yasir Ali Sugrim, Ramzan Karim, Jaleel Karim and Zaheer Ally.  Source: Moonsighting

2. MCW member Dr Muhammad Hafiz from Rose Hall Town, Berbice - Seen

My brother Muraad Hafiz reported that the Hilaal was sighted after sunset at Rose Hall Town Masjid on Saturday, 23rd May, 2020.  Source: Moonsighting

India

1. MCW member Rasheed Usman, Kozhikode, Kerala - Not Seen

All the Qazis in the State of Kerala and the Hilal Committee of Kerala declared Eidul Fitr on Sunday 24th May 2020 as no sighting of the Crescent.  Source: Moonsighting

2. MCW member Naeem Surajwala from BHARUCH, GUJARAT, INDIA - Not Seen

Today, May 23, I personaly tried to see new crescent moon of Shawaal 1441. It was not Seen at BHARUCH, GUJARAT, INDIA.  Source: Moonsighting

3. MCW member SYED THANVEER PEERAN from COIMBATORE City, TAMIL NADU State - Not Seen

On Saturday 23rd May 2020, sky was clear. A GROUP of 5 people from one family tried to see the moon from 18:50 Hrs - 19:10 Hrs INDIAN STANDARD TIME (GMT +5:30), but the moon was Not sighted.  Source: Moonsighting

4. MCW member Yusuf Idara from New Delhi - Not Seen

Today 23- May -2020 = 29- Ramazan -1441 Hijri, I & My Family tried to see the moon at my home from 07:10 pm to 07:30 pm. The moon was Not sighted the horizon was too Cloudy.  Source: Moonsighting

5. MCW member Md Ohidullah from Birbhum, West Bengal - Not Seen

Today (Saturday) 23rd of May 2020, The Crescent moon of Shawwal 1441AH has not been sighted in Birbhum of West Bengal and any other State of India.  Source: Moonsighting

Iraq

1. ICOP member Mr. Adnan Shaemak from البلديات City in بغداد State - Not Seen

The sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, 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

Kenya

1. MCW member Ali Mohamed from Mombasa - Seen

Today, 23rd May 2020 = 29th Ramadhan 1441, I personaly and my Cousin Brother tried to see new crescent moon of Shawaal 1441 at Mombasa City but we couldn't seen. However, Chief Kadhi of Kenya announced that "The Kadhi of Lamu County has reported the Moon has been sighted at Lamu County".  Source: Moonsighting

Libya

1. ICOP member Eng. Mohamed Mogerby from طرابلس City in المدينة State - Not Seen

The sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

Lebanon

1. Mr Hadi Jaafar from Beirut - Not Seen

I tried to sight the crescent of Shawwal this evening, May 23, 2020, from Beirut, Lebanon with no vain. I arrived at the sight at around 7:38 PM, local time. The western horizon was cloudy, but Venus, and later Mercury, were visible with the naked eye right after sunset. I tried to locate the moon with my 7*5 binoculars behind some clear patches with no success. I left the site at 8:05 local time.  Source: ICOP

Maldives

1. MCW member Asif Moosa Ibrahim from Kudahuvadhoo - Not Seen

On Saturday 23rd May 2020, 30th Ramadan 1441, Moon was not seen in Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives.  Source: Moonsighting

Morocco

1. ICOP member Mr. Abdessamad Doukkane from الناظور City in الشرق State - Seen

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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

2. ICOP member Mr. Hatim El Harrak from طنجة City in طنجة State - Seen

The sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not 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

3. ICOP member Mr. Sofyan Assouli from المحمدية City in سيدي موسى بن علي State - Seen

The sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, 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

4. MCW member Ehsan H. Hajar from Casablanca - Seen

On May 23, I saw Hilal of Shawwal using my binoculars around 20.00 UTC from my location in Casablanca, Morocco. The sky was almost clear but with high humidity at the western horizon. The horns were around 2 to 7. I caught the Hilal minutes before being obscured by the dense red humidity. It wasn’t few minute later that Habous ministry confirmed sighting.  Source: Moonsighting

Mozambique

1. Mr Adnan Munaf from Mozambique - Seen

Alhamdulilah moon is sighted in Mozambique on Saturday, May 23.  Source: ICOP

Nepal

1. ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Aamir from Kathmandu City in Bagmati State - Not Seen

The sky was partly 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

New Zealand

1. MCW member Abid Jafery from Auckland - Not Seen

There has been NO confirmed sightings from anywhere in NZ and Fiji.  Source: Moonsighting

Pakistan

1. MCW member Captain Tahir Gul Hasan from Lahore - Not Seen

On May 23, from sunset 18:57 Local Time onward until 19:15, I tried very hard with binoculers to sight the crescent, which this time was at almost the apogee. Not only were planets Mercury and Venus invisible, the crescent too remained so. The moon set at 19:36, so it was no use observing it until so late. The azimuth and altitudes I scanned were: 290 degrees, and from the horizon upwards to 15 degrees. The sky was not perfectly clear, and due to the recent partial unlocking of COVID-19 restrictions, the pollution due to vehicular traffic played its part in creating a dusty horizon. Hence, the SHAWWAAL 1441 crescent was NOT SIGHTED.  Source: Moonsighting

Palestine

1. ICOP member Mr. Mosa Jaramneh from مقيبلة City in الشمال State - Seen

The sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not 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

Saudi Arabia

1. ICOP member Dr. Ayyub Patel from ABHA City in Aseer State - Not Seen

The sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, 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

2. ICOP member Mr. from الرياض City in الرياض State - Not Seen

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

3. ICOP member Mr. Sami Al-Harbi from المدينة المنورة City in المدينة النبوية State - Not Seen

The sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, 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

Trinidad and Tobago

1. MCW member Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago - Seen

Today, Saturday, 23th May 2020, after sunset we looked for the new moon of Shawwaal 1414 AH. The moon was SIGHTED. Location: lat: 10 35 long: 61 21; Time of Sunset: 18:23; Time of the first appearance of the crescent: 18:33; Pressure: 1015 mb; Temperature: 25 °C; Relative humidity: 84%.  Source: Moonsighting

Ukraine

1. MCW member Lenur Chaush from Kiev - Not Seen

On May 23, I and Mr. Abu Zakariya Klimenkov tried to sight the moon in Kiev Region, but not seen. Also our brother Mansur together with observatory experts tried to sight the moon in Mayaki Observatory Center in south of Ukraine. The sky was cloudy and they also could not succeed to see the moon.  Source: Moonsighting

United Kingdom

1. ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from York City in North Yorkshire State - Not Seen

The sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, 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

2. MCW Shezad Ishfaq from, Sheffield, Yorkshire - Not Seen

No sighting confirmed of the new crescent on 23/5/2020 from me in sheffield UK. Viewed the area site for over one hour after sunset.  Source: Moonsighting

United States

1. Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America - Seen

The fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 in Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr Muhammad Azimi from Fishers INDIANA - Seen

Today, May 23, I saw the moon easily around 9:30 pm from my house window in Fishers INDIANA. The clock wise it was 2 to 8 and right now it disappears. It was very very thin.  Source: Moonsighting

3. MCW member Mohamedraza H.Janmohamed from Sanford FL - Seen

The Moonsighting Sub-committee wishes to inform the community that the new crescent for Mahe Shawwal 1441 AH was sighted in many cities in the USA on Saturday, May 23, 2020.  Source: Moonsighting

4. ICOP member Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg City in Virginia State - Seen

The sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very 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

5. MCW member Gulamabbas A. Khakoo from Anaheim, CA - Seen

On May 23, I sighted the crescent moon around 8:15pm for the month of Shawwal here in Anaheim, CA. USA. The horn orientation was 1 to 7.  Source: Moonsighting

6. Mr Ben Jon from Palo Alto, CA - Seen

On May 23, in Palo Alto, CA, I and one of my colleagues(haudi) were actively searching for the new moon of shawwal and then one of our mutual friends, Ehsan called and he said he just sighted the moon, I verified the location which was slightly below planet Venus to the left. That helped me to locate the moon, which was visible with the naked eye just below the first strip of the clouds.  Source: Moonsighting


Sources:

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

Eid al-Fitr 1441 country list


List of countries where Eid al-Fitr 2020 (1441) should start on 24th May 2020.

Africa [54]

Asia [46]

Europe [48]

North and Central America [23]

Oceania [15]

South America [12]

Africa [54]

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

Asia [46]

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

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
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • 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

Oceania [15]

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

South America [12]

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

List of countries where Eid al-Fitr 2020 (1441) should start on 25th May 2020.

Asia [1]

Asia [1]

  • Russia (Eastern)