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:
- The conjunction must have actually occurred.
- The moonset follows sunset.
- 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.
- 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|
|City||Visibility||Lag time (minutes)|
|Cape Town – South Africa||F||20|
|Dakar – Senegal||C||41|
|Accra – Ghana||D||36|
|Freetown – Sierra Leone||C||39|
First Dhul Hijjah will be on Sunday, 11 July 2021 and Eid al Adha will be on Tuesday, 20 July 2021, insha Allah.