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Sighting the moon In ramadan

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Topic: Sighting the moon In ramadan
Posted By: rami
Subject: Sighting the moon In ramadan
Date Posted: 20 September 2005 at 6:05am
Bi ismillahir rahmanir raheem

assalamu alaikum

Moon Sighting Possibility Diagrams:

"Science can not only calculate the birth of the new moon, it can also calculate the “probable” sighting and the part of Earth where the first sighting will be possible if the horizon is clear. It must be noted that even though birth of the new moon can be calculated with great precision different criteria are used for calculating the possible sighting and there is no standard method.

These sighting possibility diagrams are regularly published by Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office and can be of great significance in determining the birth and placement of the crescent."

The Blue, Green up to the dark red in these diagrams show the location for the strongest posibilty of sighting the moon in the world at that date. The colours past the red indicate a less chance of seeing the moon in that region.

Taken from - Fatawa on Saudi Sighting used in UK from - The above has a very clear and easy way to understand moon sighting with diagrams further explaining why "It is impossible to sight the moon with a naked eye earlier than 13 hours old"

These diagrams are scientific calculation where the moon will be visible, it should be noted that in Islam a visual sighting is a must so these diagrams are used as an aid to help with accuracy in reporting the sighting.

Sighting Possibilities for Ramadan 1426

The birth of moon is on Monday October 3, 2005 at 10:28 Universal Time. On Oct 3, this moon is going to be 15 hours old on West coast of USA, and still impossible to see because it is in the Southern Hemisphere. It is too low on the horizon in North America and will set in 5 to 14 minutes after sunset. It cannot be seen in North America, it cannot be seen in Eastern part of the world on October 3. On October 4, it will be visible in most of the world except most of Asia and Europe, where it will be 24 to 31 hours old and less than 2 degrees above the horizon, still not visible. In Europe and most of Asia, it can be seen even on October 5, when it will be 48 to 55 hours old. Accordingly, the first day of Ramadan will be on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 for most of the world, Insha-Allah.

Visibility Curve on October 3, 2005 Visve

Visibility Curve on October 4, 2005 Visve

These are also of interest as they establish a track record for the year.

World Sighting Reports (1426 AH)
 1. - Muharram
 2. - Safar
 3. - Rabi' I
 4. - Rabi' II
 5. - JumadaI
 6. - JumadaII
 7. - Rajab
 8. - Sha'ban
 9. - Ramadan
10. - Shawwal
11. - Zul-Qa'dah
12. - Zul-Hijjah

Rasul Allah (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord" and whoever knows his Lord has been given His gnosis and nearness.

Posted By: rami
Date Posted: 25 September 2005 at 11:43pm
Bi ismillahir rahmanir raheem

assalamu alikum

The Geocentric New Moon will occur Inshallah on Tuesday 4th October 2005, at 08:28, Australian Eastern Standard Time. On this day it is either impossible or not possible to see the NEW crescent from almost all parts of the world. (At the best of locations, the moon will only be around 10hours from New Moon. The earliest possible sighting of the crescent is around 14 hours, and the average is post 18 hours from the new moon).

The only location which has a possibility to see the crescent (with optical aid) on Tuesday 4th October is the western parts within the Pacific Ocean. While on the next day, Wednesday 5th October 2005 the visibility of the NEW crescent could be seen by naked eye (or still by optical aid only) from Australia, Southern Asia, Northern Africa and USA.

According to the actual sighting of the crescent, the 1st of Ramadhan should Insha Allah be on Wednesday 5th October 2005 in Australia. However, there is a slight possibility that the crescent may not be sighted, causing the 1st of Ramadhan to be on 6th.

Insha allah sighting of the new moon on the 4th will take place, slight corection above there was a typo in the dates.

Rasul Allah (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord" and whoever knows his Lord has been given His gnosis and nearness.

Posted By: Alwardah
Date Posted: 04 October 2005 at 2:54am

As Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu


Auzo Billahe minash Shaitanir-Rajim. Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim


Welcome Ramadan, the Month of The Qur'an,

The Month of Siyam and Qiyam

The Month of Mercy and Forgiveness

The Month when the Gates of Paradise are open

And the Devils are chained.


May the Nur (Light) of the Qur'an fill our hearts and souls,

Bring Harmony in our lives and Unite the Ummah. Ameen!


I beg of all of you to please forgive me during this Generous Month if I have in any way said something to hurt or offend you, causing you any grief or pain.


May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala Forgive us and facilitate and make easy all our Ibadah during this Blessed Month and at all other times. Ameen!





“Verily your Lord is quick in punishment; yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful (Surah Al-An’am 6:165)
"Indeed, we belong to Allah and to Him is our return" (Surah Baqarah 2: 155)

Posted By: rami
Date Posted: 04 October 2005 at 5:27am
Bi ismillahir rahmanir raheem

assalamu alaikum

Ramadan Mubarak alwardah



Tonight NO sighting has been possible from:

- Sydney
- Dubbo
- Wagga Wagga
- Tamworth
- Bathurst

- Melbourne

- Adelaide

- Brisbane
- Cairns

9pm: Ramadan Mubarak. The hilal has been sighted in Perth. Fasting commences on the 5'th of October, 2005.

Perth is the most western part of Australia

Rasul Allah (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord" and whoever knows his Lord has been given His gnosis and nearness.

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