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Al urjoonul qadeem of Rabi al-Awwal 1441: November 26 & November 25, 2019

Al urjoonul qadeem of Rabi al-Awwal 1441: November 25 2019 (Monday):

On right is the old Crescent Moon (End of Rabi-al-Awwal 1441 AH), November 25, 2019, (Photo on the right is provided by Dr. Abdurrrahiman. This moon is seen at 05:45 IST (25th of November 2019) from Kozhikode. Lat: 11.2588°N :& Long: 75.7804°E; Time: 05:45 am IST. The illumination was about 3%; the Altitude was about 10° and horns were at 5 & 8 positions. Click on the photo on the right to see full size.


Below is the old crescent moon of Rabi-al-Awwal 1441 Photo taken by MCW member Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA, USA
On Nov 25, The old moon was first sighted at 6:16 am on my way to my sighting location (naked eye). It was easily seen; no need for binoculars. By 7:00 am, the moon was still visible by a pair of (7X50) binoculars. Sunrise: 7:12 am. Click on the photo below to see full size.


New Crescent Moon of Rabi al-Thani 1441:

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on November 26, 2019 (Tuesday) at 15:06 UT. On that day, the moon can not be seen anywhere by even binoculars. On November 27, the moon can be seen with difficulty in India, Pakistan, and Middle East. It can be easily seen Africa, and Americas (See visibility curves).

November 26, 2019 (Tuesday):


New crescent moon was first seen on November 27 from Mauritius, exactly as shown on visibility map below.

November 27, 2019 (Wednesday):

  • Australia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Imam Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Crescent of the month of Rabiul Thani AH 1441 has not been sighted anywhere in Australia therefore inshallah Thursday 28th November 2019 will be the 30th Rabiul Awwal 1441 AH. Insha’Allah Friday 29th November 2019 will be the First of Rabiul Thani 1441 AH.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Wednesday) 27th of November 2019, the Hilal of Rabi UL Thani 1441 has NOT been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the month of Rabi ‘Ul Thani 1441 will begin from Friday 29th of November 2019.

  • Chile:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Muhammad Sohail from Iquique reported: On Nov 27, Wednesday, just after magrib paryer I saw the new moon in coqumibo city of Chile the sky was quite claer.

  • Ghana:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku reported: The crescent for Rabiul thaani has been sighted in Garu in the Upper East Region of Ghana today 27th November, 2019. The crescent was clear for all. My friends and I saw it immediately after magrib prayer at the ASWAJ mosque in Garu.

  • India:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Molvi Iqbalhusen Bokda from Godhra, Gujrat reported: Moon for Rabi-ul-Akhar was not seen today on 27th November, 2019 (29th Ra.Awwal) here at Godhra. Sky was clear. Moreover, almost all Hilal Committees including Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Patna, Lucknow, Ahmedabad etc. have declared that moon was not see. So it will be first of the new month on Friday 29th November.

  • Indonesia:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory Central Java Indonesia reported: The new crescent of Rabi' Tsani 1441 was not seen on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from my location at Assalaam Observatory in Surakarta Central Java. The sky was very hazy. The new crescent was seen from Kupang, east region of Indonesia by mr. Ismail. The moon was not sighted by naked eye, the crescent was sighted and captured only by telescope. The 1st of Rabi' Tsani 1441 in Indonesia will start on Thursday, Nov 28, 2019.

  • Mauritius:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis reported: NEW MOON FOR RABI UL AKHIR 1441 HAS BEEN SIGHTED IN SEVERAL LOCALITIES IN MAURITIUS ON WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2019. First reported Visibility was at 18.56hrs. Sky was partly cloudy. HENCE Thursday 28 November 2019 will be the 1st day of Rabi Ul Akhir 1441.

  • New Zealand:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Abid Jafery from Auckland reported: There has been no reported sightings at the Sunset of Wed 27 Nov 2019 (29 Rabiul Awal 1441) from any regions of NZ or Fiji. So Thu 28 Nov 2019 will be 30 Rabiul Awal and Fri 29 Nov 2019 will be 1st Rabius Sani 1441 InshaAllah.

  • Nigeria:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr HabibuRahman Yunus from Suleja, Niger State reported: Alhamdulillah I sighted the new crescent moon for the month of Rabi al-Thani, 1441 today 27th Nov. 2019 here in my location General Hospital Suleja, Niger State, Nigeria at about 18:30 which is 21 minutes after sunset.

  • South Africa:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Wednesday 27 November 2019, the Hilaal WAS sighted in South Africa. Therefore Rabi-us-Thaani 1441 will commence on Thursday, 28 November 2019 in South Africa.

  • Tanzania:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: The Hilal was sighted this Wednesday evening November 27, 2019 in the tiny Island of Zanzibar, the end of the Rabi al Awal. The official first day of Rabi-at-Thani will correspond with Thursday, 28 November 2019.

  • Trinidad and Tobago:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago reported: The crescent moon to commence the month of Rabii'uth Thaani 1441 AH was looked for after the sunset of Wednesday 27th November 2019. Reports from all committees locally and regional confirm that the moon was SIGHTED. The month of Rabii'ul Awwal 1441 AH has completed 29 days. Therefore the 1st night of Rabii'uth Thaani 1441 AH was the night of Wednesday 27th November 2019 and the first day of Rabii'uth Thaani 1441 AH was today Thursday 28th November 2019. Location: lat: 10 35 long: 61 21: Time of Sunset: 17:40: Time of the first appearance of the crescent: 17:58: Pressure: 1010 mb Temperature: 28 °C: Relative humidity: 79%

  • UK:


    1. Seen: Wifaqul Ulama Administrator of Britain reported: Rabi-ath-Thani 1441 has begun after sunset from Wednesday, the 27th of November 2019. The decision was made based on verified sighting from Morocco and South Africa which are in the designated zone for United Kingdom.

  • USA:


    1. Seen: Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announced: The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Thursday, November 28th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Rabi al-Thani, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America. This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 from Atlanta, Orlando and Miami.

    2. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: evening (Wednesday, November 27, 2019), the crescent moon 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 at 4:35 pm EST (sunset: 5:07 pm). The western horizon was mostly clear. Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the southwestern horizon. Venus was seen at 4:46 pm by the binocular and then by naked eye at 5:06. The first binocular-sighting of Jupiter was at 5:07 pm. It was seen by naked eye at 5:23 pm, however. My first binocular sighting of the crescent moon was at 5:12 pm. The naked eye sighting was 8 minutes later at 5:20 pm. The horns were at 2:00 and 6:30 O'clock (2:00;4:00;6:30). The binocular sighting of Saturn was at 5:27 pm. Later, I noticed that it was clearly visible by the naked eye at 5:44 pm. I ended the session at 6:04 pm when the moon was very close to the horizon and still faintly visible (moonset: 6:11 pm). At 5:15 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 60.0 F, 35.0 F, 39%, and 29.87 in, respectively.

November 28, 2019 (Thursday):

  • Pakistan:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Shoaib Saleem from Tarbela Dam reported: Today on 11-28-2019 just after sunset, the new moon of Rabiul Sani 1441, has been sighted clearly at Tarbela Dam by me. 1st Rabiul Sani will be on 29th Nov, 2019. Yesterday on 11-28-2019, moon was not sighted in Pakistan as announced by the central Ruiat -e-Hilal committee.
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