Eid ul-Adha will be on Sunday, 10th July 2022/هـ1443 insha Allah.

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Eid ul Adha date for 2022 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

Eid ul-Adha will be on Sunday, 10th of July 2022/1443 هـ insha Allah.

SHF, by Ulama agreeing on Islamic and Scientific criteria, has been able to announce the required dates ahead of time, allowing the community to plan ahead while keeping united.

Scottish Hilal Forum agreed that the Shara’i new month is ascertained if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The conjunction must have actually occurred.
  2. The moonset follows sunset.
  3. The visibility falls either in Category A or B or C for either Makkah, or any city in the UK or any city in North, North West, West, South and South West African countries.
  4. The city that is chosen in the regions/ counties mentioned above in the point 3 for the start of Hijri month must be same for the end of Hijri month.

We can safely determine Sunday,  10th of July 2022 as the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah ذو الحجة‎ 1443 هـ. According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in the following categories on 29th and 30th of June 2022:

Moon Visibility on Wednesday 29th June and Thursday 30th June 2022
Wednesday, 29 June 2022  Thursday, 30 June 2022 
CityVisibilityLag time (minutes) VisibilityLag time (minutes)
MakkahF31 A79
RabatD43 A88
Cape Town – South AfricaF10 A65
Dakar – SenegalD37 A85
Accra – GhanaF31 A80
Freetown – Sierra LeoneE34 A83
LondonF56 A94
GlasgowF64 A97

First Dhul Hijja will be on Friday, 1st July 2022 and Eid al Adha will be on Sunday, 10th July 2022, insha Allah.

It should be noted that the moon will be born on 29 June 2022 but according to the British Observatory, it will be in either Category ‘D’ or ‘E’ or ‘F’ for the cities/ countries listed above, which means it will be either below the Danjon limit, not visible even with the help of a telescope or if it will be above the Danjon limit but will definitely require telescope to see the moon.

1st Ramadan 2022/1443هـ will be on Sunday, 3 April 2022 and Eid ul-Fitr 2022/1443هـ will be on Monday, 2 May 2022, insha Allah

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Ramadan and Eid dates for 2022 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

The first day of Ramadan 2022/1443هـ will be on Sunday, 3 April 2022

and

Eid ul-Fitr 2022/1443هـ will be on Monday, 2 May 2022, insha Allah.

The Muslim community in Scotland has faced confusion for many years regarding the starting of Ramadan and Eid. This has resulted in severe difficulties for students, employees and the self-employed who could not take time off from work or from educational institutions due to the wait for last minute confirmation of Eid day.

SHF, by Ulama agreeing on Islamic and Scientific criteria, has been able to announce the required dates ahead of time, allowing the community to plan ahead while keeping united.

Scottish Hilal Forum agreed that the Shara’i new month is ascertained if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The conjunction must have actually occurred.
  2. The moonset follows sunset.
  3. The visibility falls either in Category A or B or C for either Makkah, or any city in the UK or any city in North, North West, West, South and South West African countries.
  4. The city that is chosen in the regions/ counties mentioned above in the point 3 for the start of Hijri month must be same for the end of Hijri month.

Ramadan 2022/1443هـ

We can safely determine Sunday, 3 April 2022 as the first day of Ramadan 2022/1443هـ.

According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in category ‘A’ for many countries on 2nd of April 2022:

Friday, 1 Apr 2022  Saturday, 2 Apr 2022 
CityVisibilityLag time (minutes) VisibilityLag time (minutes)
MakkahF17 A70
RabatF23 A83
Cape Town – South AfricaF22 A51
Dakar – SenegalF25 A75
Accra – GhanaF23 A70
Freetown – Sierra LeoneF25 A72
LondonF20 A94
GlasgowF20 A99


It should be noted that the moon will be born on 1st April 2022 but according to the British Observatory, it will be in Category ‘F’ for the cities/ countries listed above, which means it will be below the Danjon limit, not visible even with the help of a telescope.

Eid ul-Fitr 2022/1443هـ

Similarly, we can safely determine Monday, 2 May 2022 as the 1st of Shawwal 1443هـ. 

According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in categories ‘B’, or ‘C’ on 1st May 2022 for most of the cities/ countries listed below:

Saturday, 30 Apr 2022  Sunday, 1 May 2022 
CityVisibilityLag time (minutes) VisibilityLag time (minutes)
Makkah   C38
Rabat B49
Cape Town – South Africa F26
Dakar – Senegal B44
Accra – Ghana   C40
Freetown – Sierra Leone B42
London C58
Glasgow D63

Eid ul-Adha will be on Tuesday, 20th July 2021/هـ1442 insha Allah.

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Eid ul Adha date for 2021 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

Eid ul-Adha will be on Tuesday, 20th of July 2021/هـ1442 insha Allah.

SHF, by Ulama agreeing on Islamic and Scientific criteria, has been able to announce the required dates ahead of time, allowing the community to plan ahead while keeping united.

Scottish Hilal Forum agreed that the Shara’i new month is ascertained if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The conjunction must have actually occurred.
  2. The moonset follows sunset.
  3. The visibility falls either in Category A or B or C for either Makkah, or any city in the UK or any city in North, North West, West, South and South West African countries.
  4. The city that is chosen in the regions/ counties mentioned above in the point 3 for the start of Hijri month must be same for the end of Hijri month.

We can safely determine Tuesday,  20th of July 2021 as the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah ذو الحجة‎ هـ1442. According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in the following categories on 10th of July 2021:

Moon Visibility on Saturday 10th July 2021
Saturday, 10 July 2021   
CityVisibilityLag time (minutes) 
Makkah E34  
RabatD44 
Cape Town – South AfricaF20 
Dakar – SenegalC41 
Accra – GhanaD36 
Freetown – Sierra LeoneC39 
LondonF51 
GlasgowF55 

First Dhul Hijjah will be on Sunday, 11 July 2021 and Eid al Adha will be on Tuesday, 20 July 2021, insha Allah.

1st Ramadan 2021/1442هـ will be on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 and Eid ul-Fitr 2021/1442هـ will be on Thursday, 13 May 2021, insha Allah

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Ramadan and Eid dates for 2021 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

The first day of Ramadan 2021/1442هـ will be on Wednesday, 14 April 2021

and

Eid ul-Fitr 2021/1442هـ will be on Thursday, 13 May 2021, insha Allah.

The Muslim community in Scotland has faced confusion for many years regarding the starting of Ramadan and Eid. This has resulted in severe difficulties for students, employees and the self-employed who could not take time off from work or from educational institutions due to the wait for last minute confirmation of Eid day.

SHF, by Ulama agreeing on Islamic and Scientific criteria, has been able to announce the required dates ahead of time, allowing the community to plan ahead while keeping united.

Scottish Hilal Forum agreed that the Shara’i new month is ascertained if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The conjunction must have actually occurred.
  2. The moonset follows sunset.
  3. The visibility falls either in Category A or B or C for either Makkah, or any city in the UK or any city in North, North West, West, South and South West African countries.
  4. The city that is chosen in the regions/ counties mentioned above in the point 3 for the start of Hijri month must be same for the end of Hijri month.

Ramadan 2021/1442هـ

We can safely determine Wednesday, 14 April 2021 as the first day of Ramadan 2021/1442هـ.

According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in category ‘A’ for many countries on 13th of April 2021:

Monday, 12 Apr 2021  Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 
CityVisibilityLag time (minutes) VisibilityLag time (minutes)
MakkahF23 A72
RabatF29 A84
Cape Town – South AfricaF28 A57
Dakar – SenegalE31 A78
Accra – GhanaF29 A73
Freetown – Sierra LeoneE30 A75
LondonF26 A93
GlasgowF26 A98


It should be noted that the moon will be born on 12th April 2021 but according to the British Observatory, it will be in Category ‘F’ for the cities/ countries listed above, which means it will be below the Danjon limit, not visible even with the help of a telescope.

Eid ul-Fitr 2021/1442هـ

Similarly, we can safely determine Thursday, 13 May 2021 as the1st of Shawwal 1442هـ. 

According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in categories ‘B’, or ‘C’ on 12th May 2021 for most of the cities/ countries listed below:

Tuesday, 11 May 2021  Wednesday, 12 May 2021 
CityVisibilityLag time (minutes) VisibilityLag time (minutes)
Makkah   C39
RabatF-8 C49
Cape Town – South Africa F31
Dakar – SenegalF-3 B46
Accra – Ghana   B42
Freetown – Sierra LeoneF-3 B44
LondonF-14 D54
GlasgowF-15 E57

It should be noted that the moon will be born on 11 May 2021 but according to the British Observatory, it will be in Category ‘F’ for the cities/ countries listed above, which means it will be below the Danjon limit, not visible even with the help of a telescope.

Eid ul-Adha will be on Friday, 31st July 2020/هـ1441 insha Allah.

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Eid ul Adha date for 2020 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

Eid ul-Adha will be on Friday, 31st July 2020/هـ1441 insha Allah.

Moon Visibility on 20th and 21st July 2020

Dhul Hijja 2020  ذو الحجة 1441هـ

Monday, 20 July 2020  Tuesday, 21 July 2020 
CityVisibilityLag time (minutes) VisibilityLag time (minutes)
Makkah   A52
RabatF10 A58
Cape Town – South Africa B49
Dakar – SenegalF6 A60
Accra – GhanaF1 A57
Freetown – Sierra LeoneF4 A59
LondonF17 C56
GlasgowF20 C55

 It should be noted that the moon will be born on 20th July 2020 but according to the British Observatory, it will be in Category ‘F’ for the cities/ countries listed above, which means it will be below the Danjon limit, not visible even with the help of a telescope.

Ramadan 2020/1441 هـ & Eid ul-Fitr 2020/1441 هـ Dates

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Ramadan and Eid dates for 2020 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

The first day of Ramadan 2020/1441 هـ will be on Saturday, 25th of April 2020 and
Eid ul-Fitr will be on Sunday, 24th of May 2020 insha Allah.

The Muslim community in Scotland has faced confusion for many years regarding the starting of Ramadan and Eid. This has resulted in severe difficulties for students, employees and the self-employed who could not take time off from work or from educational institutions due to the wait for last minute confirmation of Eid day.

SHF, by Ulama agreeing on Islamic and Scientific criteria, has been able to announce the required dates ahead of time, allowing the community to plan ahead while keeping united.

Scottish Hilal Forum agreed that the Shara’i new month is ascertained if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The conjunction must have actually occurred.
  2. The moonset follows sunset.
  3. The visibility falls either in Category A or B or C for either Makkah, or any city in the UK or any city in North, North West, West, South and South West African countries.
  4. The city that is chosen in the regions/ counties mentioned above in the point 3 for the start of Hijri month must be same for the end of Hijri month.

 Ramadan 2020/1441 هـ
We can safely determine Saturday, 25th of April 2020 as the 1st of Ramadan 1441 هـ. According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in category ‘A’ for many countries on 24th of April 2020:

Thursday, 23 April 2020 Friday, 24 April 2020
City Visibility Lag time (minutes) Visibility Lag time (minutes)
Makkah F 23 A 73
Rabat F 28 A 84
Cape Town – South Africa F 30 A 63
Johannesburg – South Africa F 29 A 64
Dakar – Senegal E 31 A 80
Accra – Ghana E 29 A 75
Freetown – Sierra Leone E 31 A 78
London F 23 A 90
Glasgow F 23 A 94

 It should be noted that the moon will be born on 23rd April 2020 but according to the British Observatory, it will be in Categories of ‘E’ or ‘F’ for the cities/ countries listed above, which means it will be below the Danjon limit, not visible even with the help of a telescope.

Eid ul-Fitr 2019/1440 هـ
Similarly, we can safely determine Sunday, 24th of May 2020 as the 1st of Shawwal 1441 هـAccording to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in categories ‘A’ or ‘B’ in most countries on 23th May 2020:

Friday, 22 May 2020 Saturday, 23 May 2020
City Visibility Lag time (minutes) Visibility Lag time (minutes)
Makkah B 44
Rabat  F -6 B 52
Cape Town D 41
Johannesburg C 41
Dakar – Senegal  F -1 A 52
Accra – Ghana  F -2 B 48
Freetown – Sierra Leone  F -1 A 50
London F -14 D 54
Glasgow F -17 E 55

 It should be noted that the moon will be born on 22nd May 2020 but according to the British Observatory, it will be in Category ‘F’ for the cities/ countries listed above, which means it will be below the Danjon limit, not visible even with the help of a telescope.

Eid ul-Adha will be on Sunday, 11th of August 2019/هـ1440 insha Allah.

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Eid ul Adha date for 2019 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

Eid ul-Adha will be on Sunday,  11th of August 2019/هـ1440 insha Allah.

SHF, by Ulama agreeing on Islamic and Scientific criteria, has been able to announce the required dates ahead of time, allowing the community to plan ahead while keeping united.

Scottish Hilal Forum agreed that the Shara’i new month is ascertained if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The conjunction must have actually occurred.
  2. The moonset follows sunset.
  3. The visibility falls either in Category A or B or C for either Makkah, or any city in the UK or any city in North, North West, West, South and South West African countries.
  4. The city that is chosen in the regions/ counties mentioned above in the point 3 for the start of Hijri month must be same for the end of Hijri month.

We can safely determine Sunday, 11th of August 2019 as the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah ذو الحجة‎ هـ1440According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in the following categories on 1st  August 2019:

Moon Visibility on 1st August 2019
Thursday, 1 August 2019

 

City Visibility Lag time (minutes)
Makkah F 30
Rabat D 37
Cape Town – South Africa F 29
Johannesburg – South Africa F 28
Dakar – Senegal C 39
Accra – Ghana C 36
Freetown – Sierra Leone C 38
London F 35
Glasgow F 34

Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO) has categorised the visibility of the moon as follows:

A. Easily visible
B. Visible under perfect conditions
C. May need optical aid to find the crescent Moon
D. Will need optical aid to find the crescent Moon
E. Not visible with a telescope
F. Not visible, below the Danjon limit

Ramadan 2019/1440 هـ& Eid ul-Fitr 2019/1440 هـDates

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Ramadan and Eid dates for 2019 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

The first day of Ramadan 2019/1440 هـ will be on Monday, 6th of May 2019
and
Eid ul-Fitr will be on Wednesday, 5th of June 2019 insha Allah.

The Muslim community in Scotland has faced confusion for many years regarding the starting of Ramadan and Eid. This has resulted in severe difficulties for students, employees and the self-employed who could not take time off from work or from educational institutions due to the wait for last minute confirmation of Eid day.

SHF, by Ulama agreeing on Islamic and Scientific criteria, has been able to announce the required dates ahead of time, allowing the community to plan ahead while keeping united.

Scottish Hilal Forum agreed that the Shara’i new month is ascertained if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The conjunction must have actually occurred.
  2. The moonset follows sunset.
  3. The visibility falls either in Category A or B or C for either Makkah, or any city in the UK or any city in North, North West, West, South and South West African countries.
  4. The city that is chosen in the regions/ counties mentioned above in the point 3 for the start of Hijri month must be same for the end of Hijri month.

 Ramadan 2019/1440 هـ
We can safely determine Monday, 6th of May 2019 as the 1st of Ramadan 1440 هـ According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in category ‘B’ or ‘C’ for many countries on 5th of May 2019:

Sunday, 5 May 2019 Monday, 6 May 2019
City Visibility Lag time (minutes) Visibility Lag time (minutes)
Makkah E 33 A 90
Rabat D 39 A 190
Cape Town – South Africa D 41 A 82
Johannesburg – South Africa C 39 A 83
Dakar – Senegal B 42 A 98
Accra – Ghana B 40 A 94
Freetown – Sierra Leone B 42 A 96
London F 34 A 106
Glasgow F 34 A 109

 

Eid ul-Fitr 2019/1440 هـ
Similarly, we can safely determine Wednesday, 5th of June 2019 as the 1stof Shawwal 1440 هـAccording to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in categories ‘A’ on 4thJune 2019:

Monday, 3 June 2019 Tuesday, 4 June 2019
City Visibility Lag time (minutes) Visibility Lag time (minutes)
Makkah  F 6 A 67
Rabat  F 12 A 74
Cape Town  F 17 A 68
Johannesburg  F 15 A 68
Dakar – Senegal  F 17 A 76
Accra – Ghana  F 15 A 73
Freetown – Sierra Leone  F 17 A 75
London F 3 A 72
Glasgow F 0 B 71

 It should be noted that the moon will be born on 3rd June 2019 but according to the British Observatory, it will be in Category ‘F’ for the cities/ countries listed above, which means it will be below the Danjon limit, not visible even with the help of a telescope.

1st Ramadan 2019/هـ1440 will be on Monday, 6 May 2019 and Eid ul-Fitr will be on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, insha Allah.

Jama’at Ahl-e-Sunnat, UK and the Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) announce the start of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr dates for 2019, under the supervision of Ulama and in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).  

Based on this agreed criteria, Insha Allah:

The first day of Ramadan 2019/1440 AH will be on Monday, 6th of May 2019, and

Eid ul-Fitr will be on Wednesday, 5th of June 2019.  

The Muslim community in the UK have faced confusion for many years regarding the start of Ramadan and Eid dates, resulting in severe difficulties for students, employees and the self-employed who could not take time off from work or from educational institutions due to the wait for last minute confirmation of Eid day.

In the light of clear instructions in the Qur’an and Sunnah and the interpretations and commentaries of the majority of the four prominent jurists, the Islamic scholars have concluded that in the modern age, information and knowledge gathered through astronomical calculations have reached the degree of certainty. For that reason, our prayer times, as well as Suhur and Iftar times, completely rely upon observatory data.

The Ulama of Jama’at Ahl-e-Sunnat and SHF, by agreeing on Islamic and scientific criteria, for the sake of public convenience, have been able to announce the required dates ahead of time, allowing the community to plan ahead while keeping united.

Eid ul-Adha will be on Wednesday, 22nd of August 2018/هـ1439 insha Allah.

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Eid ul Adha date for 2018 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

Eid ul-Adha will be on Wednesday, 22nd of August 2018/هـ1439 insha Allah.

SHF, by Ulama agreeing on Islamic and Scientific criteria, has been able to announce the required dates ahead of time, allowing the community to plan ahead while keeping united.

Scottish Hilal Forum agreed that the Shara’i new month is ascertained if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The conjunction must have actually occurred.
  2. The moonset follows sunset.
  3. The visibility falls either in Category A or B or C for either Makkah, or any city in the UK or any city in North, North West, West, South and South West African countries.
  4. The city that is chosen in the regions/ counties mentioned above in the point 3 for the start of Hijri month must be same for the end of Hijri month.

We can safely determine Wednesday, 22nd  of August 2018 as the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah ذو الحجة‎ هـ1439According to Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in the following categories on 12th August 2018:

City                                                                  Visibility         Lag time (minutes)

Makkah                                                                 A                      63

Rabat                                                                     A                      64

Cape Town – South Africa                          A                      81

Dakar – Senegal                                               A                      73

Accra – Ghana                                                   A                      74

Freetown – Sierra Leone                              A                      75

London                                                                   B                      51

Glasgow                                                                 B                      46

It should be noted that the moon will be born on 11th August 2018 but according to the British Observatory, it will be in Category F for the cities/ countries listed above, which means it will be below the Danjon limit, not visible even with the help of a telescope.

Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO) has categorised the visibility of the moon as follows:

A. Easily visible
B. Visible under perfect conditions
C. May need optical aid to find the crescent Moon
D. Will need optical aid to find the crescent Moon
E. Not visible with a telescope
F. Not visible, below the Danjon limit

The following mosques and centres are agreed with the Scottish Hilal Forum’s criteria:

  1. Minhaj ul Qur’an International – Glasgow
  2. Al-Furqan Mosque – UKIM – Glasgow
  3. Jamia Islamia – Tantallon Road – Glasgow
  4. Zia-ul-Qur’an – Glasgow
  5. Hamilton Islamic Centre – Hamilton
  6. Airdrie Islamic Centre – Airdrie
  7. Coatbridge Islamic Centre – Coatbridge
  8. Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) – Glasgow
  9. Masjid-e-Bilal, Dundee
  10. Somali Muslim Community (SMC) – Glasgow
  11. Salahuddin Mosque and Islamic Centre – Glasgow
  12. Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre
  13. The Leaf Network, UK