Eid ul-Adha will be on Sunday, 16th June 2024/هـ1445 insha Allah.

The Scottish Hilal Forum (SHF) has announced Ramadan and Eid dates for 2024 under the supervision of Ulama in line with agreed Islamic criteria and including data from His Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British Observatory).

Based on the agreed criteria:

Eid ul-Adha 2024/1445هـ will be on Sunday, 16 June 2024, in sha Allah.

The Muslim community in Scotland has faced confusion for many years regarding the starting of Ramadan and Eids. 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 occurred in the UK (birth of new moon).
  2. The moonset must occur after sunset in the UK.
  3. The visibility of moon must fall either in Category A or B or C for either Makkah, or any city in the UK or any city in Australia, Asia, Europe or Americas.
  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,  16th of June 2024 as the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah ذو الحجة‎ 1445هـ. According to His Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), the visibility falls in the following categories on 6th of June 2024:

Moon Visibility on Thursday 6th June 2024

 Thursday, 6 June 2024 
City VisibilityLag time (minutes)
Makkah F11
Rabat F28
Cape Town – S Africa F-17
Dakar – Senegal F17
New York E46
San Diego, California C46
Santiago, Chile F-3
London F49
Glasgow F62

First Dhul Hijja will be on Friday, 7th June 2024 and Eid al Adha will be on Sunday, 16th June 2024, in sha Allah.