Moonsighting for Dhul-Hijjah 1434
1434 AH

Saudi Arabia announces Eid al-Adha to be celebrated on Oct. 15

الرياض 29 ذو القعدة 1434هـ الموافق 5 أكتوبر 2013
عقدت المحكمة العليا بمقرها بمدينة الرياض جلسة مساء اليوم السبت التاسع والعشرين من شهر ذي القعدة عام 1434 هـ ، ليلة الأحد من شهر ذي الحجة عام 1434هـ . حسب تقويم أم القرى ، متحرية ما يردها من المحاكم عن رؤية هلال شهر ذي الحجة . وبعد اطلاع المحكمة على ما ورد إليها بهذا الخصوص ودراسته أصدرت القرار التالي :
القرار رقم (51/هـ ) وتاريخ 29/11ـ 1/12/1434هـ
الحمد لله وحدة والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده ـ، وبعد : فقد ثبت لدى المحكمة العليا رؤية هلال شهر ذي الحجة مساء هذا اليوم السبت الموافق التاسع والعشرين من شهر ذي القعدة لعام 1434هـ بشهادة عدد من الشهود العدول . وبهذا يكون يوم غد الأحد الأول من شهر ذي الحجة لهذا العام حسب تقويم أم القرى هو غرة شهر ذي الحجة لهذا العام 1434هـ ، والوقوف بعرفة يوم الاثنين الموافق للتاسع من شهرذي الحجة لهذا العام حسب تقويم أم القرى ويوافق 14 / 10 / 2013 م ، وعيد الأضحى المبارك يوم الثلاثاء العاشر من شهر ذي الحجة

Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) Announcement Regarding Eid ul-Adha
The Fiqh Council of North America will follow the Official Announcement of Saudi Arabia.
Says, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman, Fiqh Council of North America
According to Eid ul-Adha 1434 AH info is seen in the links below


The Astronomical New Moon is on October 5, 2013 (Saturday) at 0:35 UT. There is a small chance of seeing the moon in South Africa on October 5, although unlikely. This moon could be visible in South America and Polynesian Islands on October 5. Based on visibility somewhere on earth on Oct 5 (Ittihadul-Matale' concept), Eid-al-Adha could be on Tuesday, October 15. On October 6, moon would be visible almost everywhere except Northern latitudes in Asia and Europe. (See visibility curves). Accordingly, most of the world after seeing the crescent moon may have Eid-al-Adha on Wednesday October 16, 2013.

Sighting Reports

The earliest sighting of the new crescent was from Chile on Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Click here to see more details

Saturday, 5 October 2013:

  • Australia:

    1. Not Seen: Mufti Shabir Moosa Adam (MCW member) from Perth, WA reported: On Saturday night, 5th October 2013 I could not see the moon in Perth, WA. I tried to sight from 6:35pm- 6:50pm.

    2. Not Seen: Dr. Shabbir Ahmed (MCW member) Imam of Rooty Hill Mosque Sydney, NSW, reported: On Saturday, 5th October 2013, the Hilal of Dhul Hijja 1434 has not been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the Hilal Committee and Majlisul Ulama' of Australia have declared that the month of DHUL Hajj will commence as of Monday, 7th October 2013.

      According to local moonsighting, Eid ul Adhaa will be celebrated on Wednesday 16th 0f October 2013 and there is no link to Arafaat or Saudi Arabia.

    3. Not Seen: Engr Manzoor A Mian (MCW member) from Melbourne, VIC reported: On Oct 5, Saturday, We were unable to sight crescent in Melbourne. It was also not sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore the first day of Dhul Hijja 1434 in Australia is Monday the 7th of Oct 2013 and InshaAllah Eid will be in Australia as per moon-sighting result on Wednesday 16th of October 2013.

  • Brunei:

    1. Not Seen: Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad (MCW member) from Brunei Darussalam reported: On the evening of Saturday, 05 October 2013, the Syariah High Court judge has announced that the crescent for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1434 was not sighted from Brunei (4� 55' North and 114� 55' East). Therefore, we'll complete 30 days for the month of Dhul Qaedah, and the first day of Dhul Hijjah will commence on Monday, 07 October 2013. Brunei will celebrate Eid Adha on Wednesday, 16 October 2013.

  • Chile:

    1. Seen by Binoculars only: Gonzalo Contreras (Contact of from Playa Las Salinas, Vi�a del Mar reported: On October 5, moon was seen by 10x50 binoculars. ISO: 200 Exposure: 0.6 seconds. f= f/5. Focal Distance: 200 mm. Camera: Canon Rebel XTi Lens: zoom 70-300 mm. Oct 5, 2013 20:33 local time (23:33 UT).

  • Dominican Republic:

    1. Not Seen: Ahmad Abdul Haqq (MCW member) from Santo Domingo reported: On Oct 5, the crescent moon (Hilal) for the month of Dhul Hijjah was not sighted in the Dominican Republic. Brothers from the cities of the Hig�ey, Santo Domingo, and Santiago all reportes 0 visibility due to overcasts. We also received negative sighting reports from neighboring country of Haiti, by brother Bilal al-Habashi al-Haiti. We therefore add 30 days to the month of Dhul Qi'dah. Eid al-'Adha will be on Wednesday 16 of October, 2013.

  • India:

    1. Not Seen: M. Siddik Nadvi (MCW member) from Ahmedabad, Gujrat reported: Today Saturday 5th October, 2013 = 28 Zul Qa'dah 1434 Hijri , we tried to see the crescent of Zul Hijjah 1434 Hijri at our Institute JAMIA KANZUL ULOOM at 6:25 pm. The crescent was not seen.

  • Indonesia:

    1. Not Seen: Ahmad I. Adjie (MCW member) from Bandung reported: The Hilal was NOT SEEN today Saturday, 5 October after Maghrib in the southern hills of Bandung. Conditions were absolutely fine and crisp-clear. We tried to sight from 18:08 to 18:18 and found only two crescent-looking objects which we followed and saw it dispersed; Probably they were from jet contrails.

  • Malaysia:

    1. Not Seen: Firdaus Mazlan (MCW member) from Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia reported: On Saturday, 5 th October 2013 (28 th Dhul-Qi'dah 1434 H), I with my friends (Mr. Ahmad Sufian bin Haji Abdullah Ikhsan, Mr. Muhammad Zainal Abiden bin Mohamad Hani, and Mr. Abdul Hayyi Amri bin Alias) cannot see the new moon either with telescope, or binocular or naked eye at Baitul Hilal, Teluk Kemang, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (02:26:43.0 N , 101:51:16.0 E). It is because the horizon is very cloudy. So, tomorrow (Sunday) is still 29 Dhul-Qi'dah 1434 H. The moon altitude is only 2 degree from horizon.
      However, based on HISAB, our government declares that tomorrow (Sunday - Oct 6, 2013 M) is the 1st Dhul-Hijjah 1434 H. Eid will be held on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013).

  • Mauritius:

    1. Not Seen: Nissar Ahmad (MCW member) from Port Louis reported: The new moon has not been sighted today Saturday 5 October 2013 in Mauritius hence Sunday 6 October will be the 30th day of Zil Qadah 1434. Sunset was at 18.09, Moonset was at 18.36, Sky clear with few patches of cloud. Hence Eid Ul Adha will be celebrated on Wednesday 16 October 2013 in Mauritius.

  • Namibia:

    1. Not Seen: Ahmed Mohamed Barakah (MCW member) from Windhoek reported: No moon was sighted on the 5th October 2013 anywhere in Namibia, therefore we complete 30 days of Dhull-Qadah. Therefore, local eid-ul-adha will be on Wednesday 16th October 2013. However, some communities will follow Saudi Arabia which will be one day earlier

  • Oman:

    1. Not Seen: Khalifa Alharooni from Oman reported: Nobody saw the moon on the 5th October 2013 anywhere in Oman, but this year Official Eid date is Tuesday 15-Oct-13 Unfortunately Oman followed Saudia Arabia for this Eid .

  • South Africa:

    1. Not Seen: Rashid Motala (MCW member) from Durban reported: On the evening of Saturday 5th October 2013, the Hilaal was NOT sighted in South Africa. The 1st Zul Hijjah 1434 corresponds to Monday, 7th October 2013.

  • Spain:

    1. Not Seen: Gabriel Jairod�n Riaza (MCW member) from Madrid reported: Moon was not seen on October 5, Saturday. However, the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (, Islamic Commission of Spain, announces that it will follow Saudi, and that Sunday, October 6, is the first day of the month of Dhu�l-Hijjah 1434. Monday, October 14, is Arafah Day and Eid ul-Adha is Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

  • Thailand:

    1. Not Seen: Surin Ninchuawong (MCW member) from Bangkok, Thailand reported: Today Saturday 5th October, 2013 = 29 Zul Qa'dah 1434 Hijri, we tried to see the crescent of Zul Hijjah 1434 Hijri at our Team From Islamic Center of Bangkok Thailand but the crescent was not seen in Chonburi, Pattaya.

  • UK:

    1. Not Seen: Qamar Uddin (MCW member) from York reported: On Saturday 5 October 2013 (29 Dhul Qaidah 1434 AH) many people from throughout the UK have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Dhul Hijjah after sunset. None of the groups were able to sight the Hilal as many places had cloudy sky conditions.
      We have not received any reliable sighting report (Muhaqaq-Ruyat-Basari) from any countries east of the UK/Morocco, either.
      Therefore, the Wifaqul Ulama have decided that the month of Dhul Qiadah 1434 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1434 AH will start from Monday 7 October 2013, which makes the fast on the "Day of Arafat" to be on Tuesday 15th and Eid-ul Adha on Wednesday 16th October 2013, Insha-Allah.

      The above dates may differ from the announcement of Saudi Supreme Court in Riyadh.

  • Zimbabwe:

    1. Not Seen: Ayub Mahomed (MCW member) from Harare reported: Moon not sighted in Zimbabwe. 1st of dhual hijah will be on Monday, 7 October inshallah.

  • USA:

    1. Not Seen: Jim Stamm (MCW member) from Tucson AZ reported:
      New Moon Crescent Observation Report
      Observed:   Saturday; October 05, 2013  -  18:12 (Local)
      Location (WGS 84)     = Tucson, Arizona (USA)
         Longitude = 110.9651 W
         Latitude  =  32.4206 N
         Elevation = 842 meters
         Time Zone = -7.0 hours
      Surface conditions at location:
         Temperature =  24 �C
         Humidity    =   6 %
         Pressure    =  29.95 in.
         Only slight haze kept the sky from being perfect.
      Topocentric and local time values from �Accurate Times�:
         Sunset  (at sea level)  =  18:08
         Moonset (at sea level)  =  18:35
         Time from new moon at   18:12   =  23 hr. 50 min.
         Moon lag time                   =         27 min.
         Relative Altitude               =    5.6  degrees
         Elongation from sun             =   12.5  degrees
         Crescent width                  =     23  arc seconds
         Illumination                    =   1.19  percent
      I was NOT able to see the crescent, even through a telescope. I planned to observe this crescent in the afternoon. The moon was to occult Spica at 14:50, so acquiring the moon should have been easy. It wasn�t. I didn�t even see Spica. If I hadn�t acquired other stars during daylight, I would have thought that something was wrong with my telescope. I followed the FOV where the moon should have been visible all the way to the horizon. I don�t know what to blame the negative observation on.

    2. Not Seen: Mohammed Yahya Shaikh (MCW member) from Anaheim CA reported: The moon for Dhul Hijjah was not seen October 5th 2013 from Anaheim Ca. There was approximately 25 min window after sunset (6:32 PST) to sight the hilal. The weather parameters were reasonably clear. I also tried with binos but was unsuccessful.

    3. Not Seen: Mohammad Rasheed (MCW member) from Walnut CA reported: On Oct 5, myself and 3 other brothers looked for the moon outside of Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley but we did not sight the moon, we looked for about 30 min from 6:32 to 7:05, on the roof of masjid. Skies were clear.

    4. Not Seen: Hamid Quraishi (MCW member) from Winona MN reported: It has been a rainy Saturday in Winona, MN. The clouds where thick and dark and it was impossible to sight the moon.
      However, based on Saudi Arabia's announcement for Haj, we are going to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. The eid salat is scheduled at 8:00 AM and Takbir will start at 7:30 AM.

      The sad news is Winona Masjid (Islamic Center of Winona) established in 1993, oldest Mosque in MN except twin cities, serving 400 Muslim, was completely destroyed by fire on September 13, 2013. Now Winona Muslim Community has no place to worship. We are determined to rebuild the Masjid. However the insurance money received is drop in the bucket. The rebuilding cost will be over $800,000.Therefore we are requesting Muslim umma to help us rebuild the center by sending their donation to "Rebuild Islamic Center of Winona" c/o Eastwood Bank, 225 Lafayette Street, Winona, MN 55987, USA. Bank Routing no. 091907235, Account No. 3011024522. May Allah (swt) reward all donors. Jazakamullah Khayran.

      Hamid Quraishi, Imam Islamic Center of Winona, MN, USA, Phone: 507 312 0307: Email address: [email protected].

    5. Not Seen: John Caldwell (MCW member) from McDonald Observatory TX reported: On October 5, at location (long. -104.0147, lat. 30.6814, conditions were good. Using 20x80 binoculars on theodolite mounting I tried all the way till moonset but did not sight it.

Sunday, 6 October 2013:

  • Canada:

    1. Not Seen: Baig Muhammad Tamachi (MCW member) from Peterborough Ontario reported: Combination of heavy cloud cover and light rain followed by fog in the evening prevented sighting of the Dhul Hijja 1434 Hilaal in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, 6th of October, 2013. However, the local Kawartha Muslim Religious Association (KMRA) declared: �Sunday, Oct. 6th as the first of Dhul Hijja and Eid day will be on Tuesday, the 15th of October, inshallah�.

    2. Seen: Abdul Rauf (MCW member) from Calgary Alberta reported: I would like to report that I sighted moon last night just after maghrib namaz on Oct 6, 2013, time 7:20pm in Calgary Alberta Canada. Sky condition at that point was so clear that any one can easily observe new moon. 8 People saw it with me as it was just after Maghrib namaz while we were leaving Masjid in Calgary AB. First we saw it at 7:20pm and keep seeing it till 7:33pm and it then just disappeared. Horns of crescen was from 1'O clock to 7'O clock dial of imaginary clock in the sky

  • Fiji Islands:

    1. Seen: Mohammed Sahadat of Fiji Muslim League, from Fiji reported: Please note the new moon for Dhul Hijjah was sighted in Fiji on 6th October 2013. The 1st of Dhul Hijjah is on 7th and the Eid Ul Azha falls on 16th October 2013.

  • Indonesia:

    1. Seen: AR Sugeng Riyadi (MCW member) from Assalaam Observatory, Surakarta Central Java reported: The new crescent of Dzulhijjah 1434 AH was easily seen from Assalaam Observatory on Sunday, Oct 6, 2013. We were about 50 persons from CASA (Assalaam Students' Astronomy Club).

    2. Not Seen (due to clouds): Ahmad I. Adjie (MCW member) from Bandung reported: After Maghrib on 6 October 2013 the Hilal for Zulhijjah was NOT SEEN DUE TO HEAVY RAIN CLOUDS from the northern hills of Bandung. We have, however, completed 30 days of Dzulqada, and for those who follow moonsighting, 1st Dzulhijja shall be Monday 7 October 2013, and Ied will be on Wednesday 16 October.
      It must be noted, however, that the government of Indonesia's religious affairs ministry has decided by Itsbat Court yesterday, that a claim of sighting is accepted and have taken oath, as such, officially 1st Dzulhijja shall be Sunday 6 October 2013, and Ied Tuesday 15 October. This claim of sighting is taken as it conforms within the 2�-3� or >8 hours Imkaan Ru'yah Criterion (mabims/Ilyas).

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina:

    1. Not Seen: Ebul Hasan (Abdulah Shabar - MCW member) from Visoko reported: On Sunday, Oct 06, 2013, I COULD NOT see the moon in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I was looking for the new crescent from 18:15 to 19:00 local time. Skies were partially cloudy.

  • India:

    1. Seen: Shahid Ali Farooqui (MCW member) from Amravati, India Moon of ZilHijja 1434 Hijri was sighted on 6th Oct 2013 at 18:14 hours at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. The horns were from 1 to 7 O'clock.

    2. Seen: M. Siddik Nadvi (MCW member) from Ahmedabad, Gujrat reported: Today Saturday 6th October, 2013 = 29 Zul Qa'dah 1434 Hijri, we tried to see the crescent of Zul Hijjah 1434 Hijri at our Institute JAMIA KANZUL ULOOM at 6:25 pm. The crescent was seen and Official Announcement is done by Gujarat Chand Committee that Eid-al-Adha is 16th October

    3. Seen: Mohammed Zafar (MCW member) from Chitradurga, Karnataka reported: Moon of ZilHijja 1434 Hijri was sighted on 6th Oct 2013 at 18:14 hours at FATHIMA MASJID T M K COMPOUND AGASANAKALLU CHITRADURGA KARNATAKA INDIA, The horns were from 1 to 7 O'clock.

    4. Seen: Abdurrahman R. Shaikh (MCW member) from Patan, Gujrat reported: In the evening of Saturday, 6 October, 2013/ 29 Zul Qaeda, 1434, several people saw the Moon around 7:00pm at our Islamic Institute, Madrasa Kanze Marghoob Faize Safa, Patan, Gujarat. And the official first day of Zul Hijja is on 7 October, 2013.

  • Kuwait:

    1. Seen: Hussain Khushaish (MCW member) from Kuwait reported: In Kuwait city on Sunday 6 Oct 2013, I could see the crescent with naked eyes. The sunset was at 17:27,crescent first seen with 10*50 binocular 17:32, First seen with naked eyes 17:38, last seen with naked eyes 18:07, last seen with binocular 18:08, moon set 18:21. The western horizon was hazy 3 to 4 degrees above horizon.

  • Malaysia:

    1. Seen: Firdaus Mazlan (MCW member) from Kampung Melayu Majidee, Johor Bahru, Malaysia reported: On Sunday,6 th October 2013 M equal to 29 th Dhul-Qi'dah 1434 H, I have seen the Hilal at Kampung Melayu Majidee, Johor (01�28' N , 103�46' E) using Binocular (Nikon Action Binocular 16x50 CF) at 6.56 pm and also with naked eye at 6.58 pm. The horns of the crescent were from 3 O'clock to 7 O'clock. See photo on the right.

      The Hilal also has been seen at:

      1. Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, Johor Bahru, Johor (01�28' N , 103�46' E) by Mr. Nawi bin Sulaiman, Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim bin Jamil, Mr. Mohd Norasyraf bin Mohd Yunos and 3 other friend, at 7.03 pm.
      2. Kolej 10, UTM Skudai (01�28' N , 103�46' E), by Mr. Mohammad Azrai bin Mohd Norrazi, at 7.09 pm.
      3. Tanjung Bidara, Melaka (02� 15' N , 102� 15' E) by Mr. Nor Mohd Uzair bin Norsahperi, at 7.10 pm until 7.48 pm.
      4. Tingkat 3, Kolej Kediaman TDI, UTHM, Batu Pahat, Johor (01� 50' N , 102� 56' E) by Ms. Aina Azman, at 7.10 until 7.44 pm
      5. Parit Jelutung, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor (01� 50' N , 102� 56' E) by Mr. Muhammad Zainal Abiden bin Mohamad Hani and his wife, at 7.12 pm until 7.46 pm.
      6. Pontian Kechil Beach, Pontian, Johor (01� 29' N , 103� 23' E) by Mr. Muhammad Hendra bin Jumari, Mr. Mohd Azli bin Ali, Mr. Nur Faizal bin Kasri, Mr. Nor Firdaus bin Kasri, Ms. Ayyn Zahira, Ms. Zanifaida, Ms. Yan Bahariah by Latan, Ms. Ashikin bt. Saleh, and Ms. Nurhidayah bt Sujali, at 7.13 pm.
      7. Setia Tropika, Johor Bahru, Johor (01�28' N , 103�46' E), Mr. Abd Wahab bin Mokhtar, at 7.16 pm.
      8. Kolej Dato� Onn Jaafar, UTM Skudai (01�28' N , 103�46' E), by Mr. Nik Mohd Ridzuan bin Nik Shaharuddin, at 7.19 pm.
      9. Pantai Jeram, Kuala Selangor, Selangor (03� 20' N , 101� 15' E), by Mr. Muhamad Izat Al-Tahiri bin Katimin and Mr. Zulhaimi Afzanizam bin Zanon, at 7.20 pm until 7.48 pm
      10. Sungai Buloh, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (03� 04' N , 101� 42' E), by Mrs. Rasyidah Bt Haron, around 7.44 pm.
      11. Makkah Al-Mukarramah (21�25' N , 39�49' E) by Mr Khairul Ariffin bin Haron, 15 minute after Sunset, at 6.24 pm until 6.29 pm.

  • Morocco:

    1. Seen: Khalid Chraibi (MCW member) from Casablanca reported: I am pleased to inform you that the Moroccan authorities have announced that the new crescent was observed Sunday evening, 6 October 2013. 1 dhul hijja would be on Monday, 7 October et eid al adha on Wednesday, 16 October.

  • Pakistan:

    1. Seen: Asif Hussain (MCW member) from Hyderabad reported: Today Sunday, 6th October 2013, 29 dil-qadh 1434 hijrah. After namaz-e-maghrib, I tried to see moon of dil-hajj 1434 hijrah and ALHAMDULILLAH found it with the help of binoculars. It was hardly visible with naked eye. My wife and sistes also witnessed.

    2. Seen: Abdul Wahab Chang (MCW member) from Jamshoro reported: After maghrib namaz i went immediatly to roof of my home i saw moon at 6:27 pm local time position was 1 to 7 o clock, clockwise to west south from my house. While I am writting this mail teh Government of Pakistan has announced officially Eid on 16th of October.

  • Qatar:

    1. Seen: Muhammad Imran Paracha (MCW member) from Doha reported: On October 6, I sighted the Crescent of Dzul Hijjah yesterday after Maghrib prayers at approximately 5:35 pm. The sunset was at 5:15 pm local time (+3 GMT) and the crescent wasn't initially visible (until about 10 minutes after the sunset when I had to discontinue for about 10 minutes for the prayers). It disappeared at 5:55 pm, or 40 minutes after sunset and 26 minutes before moonset, which was 6:11 pm.
      Qatar had already announced the beginning of Dzul Hijja with Sunday Oct 6 being the first, in accordance with Saudi official announcement.

  • Sri Lanka:

    1. Seen: Nular Bary (MCW member) from Colombo reported: Today 29th. of Dhul-Qi'dah 1434H (6/10/2013) evening Colombo western sky was clear and I went up to my roof top to observe the hilal of Dhul-Hijjah 1434. I was able to spot the New Moon of Dhul-Hijjah 1434 at 6:25PM.and our Sunset was at 6:01PM."Ma Sha Allah", immediately I informed our Hilal committee. The committee have received positive sighting from various parts of Sri Lanka. Hence the committee have decided to start the month of Dhul-Hijjah on Monday 7th October 2013. The Eid al-Adha to be celebrated on Oct. 16th "In Sha Allah.

  • Tanzania:

    1. Seen: Hamza Rijal (MCW member) from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: Today, October 6, 2013 (29th Dhul Kaada), Hilal has been observed in tinny island of Zanzibar, I have been in my common spot I have managed to site the Hilal around 18:35 local time (15:35 GMT). Monday, 7 October will be the first day of Dhul Hijja 1434 AH.

  • UK:

    1. Not Seen: Mohammad Ali Javed (MCW member) from Luton, Bedfordshire reported: Due to no positive sighting of the moon in South Africa, Morocco or any other part of the world. This meaning genuine sighting. Markazi Jamaat e Ahle Sunnah UK will be completing 30 days of Dhul Qada and 1st Dhul Hijjah will be tomorrow, Monday 7th October 2013. Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on Wednesday 16th October 2013.

  • USA:

    1. Seen: Ms. Lyana Snow (MCW member) from Little Rock AR reported: This evening, my family (3 adults,1 baligh, & 1 child) saw the moon for Zil-Hijjah in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    2. Seen: Dr. Javad Torabinejad (MCW member) from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Sunday, October 06, 2013), the moon of Dhul-Hijjah was sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37� 15' 40" N, Lng: 80� 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). I arrived at my sighting location (The Blacksburg Middle School) at 6:50 pm EDT (sunset: 6:57 pm). Using a pair binoculars (7X50), I scanned the western horizon and was able to locate the moon at 6:51 pm; soon after, I sighted the moon with naked eye. The horns were at 1:30 and 6:00 O'clock (1:30;3:00;6:00). The lower part of the western horizon was cloudy. The atmospheric condition was hazy. While Venus was easily seen by naked eye, Mercury was seen by the binoculars at 7:16 pm. I left the site when the moon was disappearing behind the clouds at 7:31 pm (moonset: 7:58 pm). A few minutes later when I got home, I could see Saturn with Naked eye. At 6:55 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 71.6 F, 62.6 F, 73%, and 30.01 in, respectively. See photo on the right.

    3. Seen: Rashid Siddiqi from Houston TX reported: I saw the moon of dilhijjah on 10/6/2013 at 7:15 pm in (webster) Houston TX out side our mosque (ASIA center) alnog with 8 to 10 other brothers. it was from 1 o clock to 6 o clock shape and 1 to 2 figer width above the horizon.

    4. Seen: Mohammad Naeem from Orange County California reported: Today, Oct 6, 2013 after I finished Maghreb Prayer, I went outside @ Yorba Linda Blvd to see the new moon. It was slightly south side of west pointing at 1 and 7 clock wise. The time was 6:50 PM when the sunset was @ 6:30. The sky was clear and temperature was hot about 80*F degree today.

    5. Seen: Mohammad Mamoon Rasheed (MCW member) from Walnut CA reported: Myself, Qari Youssef and Haroon Rasheed saw the moon on October 6 from 6:30 pm to 6:47 pm. See photo on the right.

OFFICIAL Day of Eid-al-Adha in Different Countries

Tuesday, 15 October 2013:

  1. Afghanistan (Follow Saudi)
  2. Albania (Follow Saudi)
  3. Armenia (Follow Saudi)
  4. Austria (Follow Saudi)
  5. Azerbaijan (Follow Saudi)
  6. Bahrian (Follow Saudi)
  7. Bangladesh (Some areas follow Saudi)
  8. Belgium (Follow Saudi)
  9. Bolivia (Follow Saudi)
  10. Bosnia and Hercegovina (Follow Saudi)
  11. Bulgaria (Follow Saudi)
  12. Canada - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America OR follow news from other countries
  13. Chechnia (Follow Saudi)
  14. Cosovo (Follow Saudi)
  15. Denmark (Follow Saudi)
  16. Egypt - Moon Born before sunset & moon sets at least 5 minutes after sunset
  17. Finland (Follow Saudi)
  18. France (Follow Saudi)
  19. Georgia (Follow Saudi)
  20. Hungary (Follow Saudi)
  21. Iceland (Follow Saudi)
  22. Indonesia (Official announcement - Age > 8 hours, altitude > 2�, elongation > 3�)
  23. Iraq (Follow Saudi)
  24. Ireland (Follow Saudi)
  25. Italy (Follow Saudi)
  26. Jordan (Follow Saudi)
  27. Kazakhstan (Follow Saudi)
  28. Kuwait (Follow Saudi)
  29. Kyrgizstan (Follow Saudi)
  30. Lebanon (Follow Saudi)
  31. Luxembourg (Follow Saudi)
  32. Malaysia - Age > 8 hours, altitude > 2�, elongation > 3�
  33. Mauritania (Follow Saudi)
  34. Montenegro (Follow Saudi)
  35. Namibia (Some Follow Saudi)
  36. Netherlands (Follow Saudi)
  37. Norway (Follow Saudi)
  38. Oman (Follow Saudi)
  39. Palestine (Follow Saudi)
  40. Philippines (Follow Saudi)
  41. Qatar (Follow Saudi)
  42. Romania (Follow Saudi)
  43. Russia (Follow Saudi)
  44. Saudi Arabia (Local Sighting - Official Announcement)
  45. Spain (Follow Saudi)
  46. Sudan (Follow Saudi)
  47. Sweden (Follow Saudi)
  48. Switzerland (Follow Saudi)
  49. Syria (Follow Saudi)
  50. Tajikistan (Follow Saudi)
  51. Taiwan (Follow Saudi)
  52. Tatarstan (Follow Saudi)
  53. Tunisia - Criteria of age, or altitude, or sunset-moonset lag
  54. Turkey - Altitude > 5�, elongation > 8�
  55. Turkmenistan (Follow Saudi)
  56. U.A.E. (Follow Saudi)
  57. UK (Follow Saudi) [Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London]
  58. USA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America (Follow Saudi).
  59. Uzbekistan (Follow Saudi)
  60. Yemen (Follow Saudi)

Wednesday, 16 October 2013:

  1. Australia (30 days completion)
  2. Bangladesh (Some follow Local Sighting)
  3. Brunei (30 days completion)
  4. Canada (Some follow Local Sighting)
  5. Dominican Republic (30 days completion)
  6. India (Local Sighting)
  7. Indonesia (Some follow local Sighting)
  8. Mauritius (30 days completion)
  9. Namibia (Some follow 30 days completion)
  10. Pakistan (Local Sighting)
  11. South Africa (30 days completion)
  12. Sri Lanka (Local Sighting)
  13. UK (30 days completion) [Wifaaqul ulama), (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat], OR (Sighting from countries east of UK)
  14. USA (Some follow Local Sighting)
  15. Zimbabwe (30 days completion)
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