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Ramadan 2016 Date

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When does Ramadan 2016 Begin?


We are very pleased to announce that Ramadan 2016 / Ramzan 1437 will begin on 6th June 2016, Monday in most countries of the world, except a large part of Oceania and a few of the eastern-most countries of Asia.

We invite you to take a look at the visibility curves for Ramadan 2016 (1437). You will notice that the Ramadan moon will be born on Sunday, June 05, at 02:59 UTC. As it will be born very early after the day start (in UTC), there will be great chances of its visibility on the same day evening, in the countries belonging to the western part of the world. As can be seen in the visibility curve, there are good chances of direct Ramadan Crescent Visibility in the Polynesian islands and inall of South and Central America, all these countries being either in the green or the blue visibility belt. Indirect Crescent visibility will be acquired in all of Northern America, all of Europe, all of Africa and in large parts of Asia before the Fajr prayer in the respective countries (the concept of extended visibility). Thus most parts of the world (except some countries of Asia and the major part of Oceania) will be able to start Ramadan on the next day, Monday, 6th June 2016. The remaining countries of Asia and the majority of the countries in Oceania will begin Ramadan on Tuesday, June 07. We have published below an extensive list of countries arranged as per the beginning date of the Ramadan 2016.

Those who would like to get more details about why Ramadan cannot be on the same day all over the world are requested to read our detailed introduction to the Islamic Calendar.

On 5th June 2016, Sunday, we will publish Ramadan 1437 live moon sighting reports along with photographs situated to the right of this announcement. These reports will be provided by our astronomer friends and will also be sourced from icoproject.org and moonsighting.com. We invite you to visit our site towards the beginning of Ramadan in order to get updates about crescent sighting.

On the very auspicious day of Eid al-Fitr 2016, we will release country specific Islamic calendars for Hijri year 1438. Hence, please do not forget to visit our site and download the calendar for your country on the day of Eid!

We have also published detailed Ramadan 2016 calendar. Please do not forget to read it by clicking on the link Ramadan 2016 Timetable.

Please feel free to contact us by writing to us at [email protected] if anything is not clear or if you need further information.

Ramadan Mubarak in Advance!

LIVE! Ramadan 2016 moon sighting Reports - 06th June 2016


Ramadan 2016 moon sighting reports - 6th June The Ramadan moon should be visible today, 6th June, in most parts of the world as can be seen in the visibility curve. We will publish crescent sighting reports live on our website and our social media accounts. Do remember, for large part of Oceania and a few of the eastern-most countries of Asia, Ramadan starts tomorrow, 7th June. Please read our detailed Ramadan announcement above if you need further information.









LIVE! Crescent Sighting Reports - 06th June 2016


Sighting Reports without Crescent Photos

Australia:

1. Mr Abbas Aly from Dural Sydney NSW - Seen

Mr Abbas Aly from Dural Sydney NSW reported: On June 6, Moon WAS Sighted at 5.09 pm with clear horizon to the blue mountains. It was very thin and was sighted with witness.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Dr Shabbir Ahmed, The president of Al- Tadhkeer Society, Sydney, NSW - Seen

Dr Shabbir Ahmed, The president of Al- Tadhkeer Society, Sydney, NSW reported: The Hilaal of RAMADAN has been sighted in many suburbs across Sydney. The weather conditions were extremely clear.  Source: Moonsighting

3. Engr Manzoor A Mian from Melbourne, VIC - Seen

Engr Manzoor A Mian from Melbourne, VIC reported: With patchy cloud on 6/6/16 Monday, the moon was sighted.  Source: Moonsighting

4. Mr Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Panjtan Society of Victoria - Seen

Mr Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Panjtan Society of Victoria reported: The Moon sighted in sydney on June 6.  Source: Moonsighting

5. Mr. Taymour Nabulsi from Sydney City in New South Wales State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Taymour Nabulsi from Sydney City in New South Wales State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

Algeria:

1. Dr. Abdallah Ouragh from بريان City in تغردايت State - Seen

ICOP member Dr. Abdallah Ouragh from بريان City in تغردايت State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

2. Eng. Mourad Bahamida from بئر ربعة شمال City in ورقلة State - Seen

ICOP member Eng. Mourad Bahamida from بئر ربعة شمال City in ورقلة State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

3.Mr. Saleh Bin Yahya from تغردايت City in غرداية State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Saleh Bin Yahya from تغردايت City in غرداية State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

Bahrain:

1. Eng. Ali Majeed Al Hajari from مدينة عيسى City in الجنوبية State - Seen

ICOP member Eng. Ali Majeed Al Hajari from مدينة عيسى City in الجنوبية State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

Egypt:

1. Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Giza, Cairo - Seen

MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Giza, Cairo reported: On June 6, I started my observing attempt @ 18:54 UTC+2, time of apparent sunset, setting the stopwatch. There was no sign of the Moon. After I returned from Maghreb prayers, I saw the Crescent, 15'15" later (according to my stopwatch) i.e., @ 19:9:15. I spent the next five minutes setting the Nikon D3100 on my 400/80 refractor. I will send a photo, as soon as I can. Temperature 33°C, Pressure 1013mb, humidity 29%, Visibility excellent, the bent pyramid of Dahshour(19.6 km away) was clearly visible from my office in the afternoon.  Source: Moonsighting

Germany:

1. Eng. Gerhard Ahmad Kaufmann from Moerlenbach City in Hessen State - Seen

ICOP member Eng. Gerhard Ahmad Kaufmann from Moerlenbach City in Hessen State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

Hungary:

1. Dr. M. Al-Majari from M6 City in Tolna State - Seen

ICOP member Dr. M. Al-Majari from M6 City in Tolna State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

India:

1. Mr ABDUN NAFI Qasimi (Aalim) from Chennai - Seen

MCW member Mr ABDUN NAFI Qasimi (Aalim) from Chennai reported: On June 6, the moon was seen in Tamilnadu.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr Yusuf Idara from New Delhi - Seen

MCW member Mr Yusuf Idara from New Delhi reported: Today Monday 06-June-2016 = 29-Shaabaan -1437 Hijri, I & my family tried to see the moon at my home from 07:15 pm to 07:45 pm. Alhamdulillah moon is sighted esely & Horizon was clear.  Source: Moonsighting

3. Mr Abdurrahman R. Shaikh from Patan, Gujrat - Seen

MCW member Mr Abdurrahman R. Shaikh from Patan, Gujrat reported: We have seen Hilal of Ramadan at 7:30 around on 6th June 2016 (29 Shaban 1437 Local) at our Islamic Institute Madrasa Kanze Marghoob, Patan, Gujarat. Sky condition was clear.  Source: Moonsighting

Indonesia:

1. Mr Ahmad I. Adjie from Tapak Paderi Beach, Bengkulu, Sumatera - Seen

MCW member Mr Ahmad I. Adjie from Tapak Paderi Beach, Bengkulu, Sumatera reported: The Hilal for Ramadhan 1437 was SEEN by naked eye by myself and many people at the beach, between 18:23 to 18:59 local time UTC+7 on 6 June 2016. Western horizon was perfect conditions with streaks of small clouds. Visibility extremely good with slight streaks of orange-tinged haze. ORIENTATION: 3 to 7 o'clock.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The new (Waxing) crescent of Ramadhan 1437 AH was not seen on Monday, 06 June 2016 from Assalaam Observatory, PPMI Assalaam Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia.
The new crescent was seen by my friend Mr. Ahmad I. Adjie from Padri Beach Bengkulu City, 13 minutes after sunset.
The new crescent was also seen from Tangerang by BMKG Team.
 Source: ICOP

Iran:

1. Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hossein Janghorbani said: "In the name of God
Ramadan Crescent Observation Report
Astronomy and Geophysics Center of Shahreza – The Crescent Association of Shahreza
Report by: Hossein Janghorbani (NajmoSepehr-Sadrolmonajjemin) – Manager of Shahreza Crescent Association and Red Crescent’s Astronomy and Geophysics Center
Date: Monday, 06/06/2016
Location: Damzad foothills in the East of Shahreza (latitude: 32 00 N, longitude: 51 52 E, elevation: 1825m from sea level, time zone: +4.5 GMT)
Equipments: Two set of 15*70 binoculars, Three sets of 20*90 binoculars, One compass.
Atmospheric condition: hazy
Horizon obstacles: about 2/5°
Apparent Sunset: 19:55
Results: Moon crescent was seen by 15*70 binoculars by Hossein Janghorbani at 20:02, for the first time. Other group members observed crescent by binoculars subsequently. Crescent observed by Fatemeh Tavakoli 20:03 by naked eye. Other group members observed crescent by naked eye.  Source: ICOP

Libya:

1. Eng. Mohammed Alzwawy from البريقة City in البريقة State - Not Seen

ICOP member Eng. Mohammed Alzwawy from البريقة City in البريقة State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.  Source: ICOP

Morocco:

1. Mr. Abdellatif Bendahhou from تملالت City in مراكش State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Abdellatif Bendahhou from تملالت City in مراكش State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

2. Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان State - Seen

ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

New Zealand:

1. Dr Wajid Hussain of Palmerston North New Zealand - Seen

Dr Wajid Hussain of Palmerston North New Zealand reported: We have sighted the moon in Palmerston North New Zealand.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Dr Wajid Hussain of Palmerston North New Zealand - Seen

MCW member Dr Wajid Hussain of Palmerston North New Zealand reported: We have sighted the moon in Palmerston North New Zealand.  Source: Moonsighting

Nigeria:

1. Dr Ismaila I. Ahmed from Osi, Kwara State - Seen

Dr Ismaila I. Ahmed from Osi, Kwara State reported: The Hilal of Ramandhan was sighted tonight, 06/06/2016 at Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria at about 7.00pm local time.  Source: Moonsighting

Pakistan:

1. Mr Syed Muhammad Arif from Karachi - Seen

MCW member Mr Syed Muhammad Arif from Karachi reported: Thanks to Allah, Today 6th June 2016 at 7:42 PM I saw first crescent moon of Ramadan 1437 in Karachi. The position was way above where the sun sets and at a very high angle and easy to see by naked eyes.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr Rizwan Shah from Gujrat - Seen

MCW member Mr Rizwan Shah from Gujrat reported: Rizwan shah gujrat pakistan Today 6 june 2016 (29 shab'an) moonset in gujrat 8:19 pm we sighted moon easily on 7:40 pm.  Source: Moonsighting

3. Mr Asif Hussain from Hyderabad - Seen

MCW member Mr Asif Hussain from Hyderabad reported: I successfully sighted the crescent of Ramadhan 1437 Hijra, today, on Monday, 6th June 2016, 29th sha'ban 1437 hijra.  Source: Moonsighting

Sri Lanka:

1. Mr Nular Bary from Colombo - Seen

MCW member Mr Nular Bary from Colombo reported: Today 29th of Sha'ban 1437 (6/6/2016) evening the western sky was clear and the New Moon was sighted (easy sighting) The Colombo Grand Mosque Hillal Committee received positive sighting from almost all over the Island.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr. Nular Bary from Borella City in Colombo State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Nular Bary from Borella City in Colombo State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.
Mr. Nular Bary said: "Assalamualaikum WRWB.
Today 29th of Sha'ban 1437 (6/6/2016) evening the western sky was clear and the New Moon was sighted (easy sighting) The Colombo Grand Mosque Hillal Committee received positive sighting from almost all over the Island, Hence the Committee decided to start the Holy Month of Ramadan on 7th Tuesday June 2016 In Sha Allah "Ramadan Mubarack"  Source: ICOP

UK:

1. Mr Mohammad Ramtoola from Manchester - Seen

Mr Mohammad Ramtoola from Manchester reported: On June 6, Moon was sighted in Manchester, UK at 9.59pm. Sky was clear with some clouds on the horizon.  Source: Moonsighting

USA:

1. Dr Faisal Ahmed from Bronx NY - Seen

Dr Faisal Ahmed from Bronx NY reported: Today evening (Monday, June 06, 2016), I clearly could see the crescent with my bare eyes. (Lattitude: 40.84 degree N, Longitude: 73.86° W). I arrived at a place near Castle Hill (sunset: 8:25 pm EDT) and easily could trace the crescent in a few minutes ( around 8.40 PM EDT). The moon had 5.3% illumination and angle of elevation was 15 degree above horizon . The sky was clear with few specks of cloud visible . The temperature was 81 F, dew point 64 F, relative humidity 57%, and pressure 30 inch and visibility was 10 mi. As per Islamic rule we have completed the month of Sha'aban on 6th June 2016 and started the month of Ramadan .  Source: Moonsighting

2. Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA - Seen

Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Monday, June 06, 2016), the moon was sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I searched for the moon during the day; it did not take too long that at around 2:20 pm EDT, I sighted the crescent in the clearings passing overhead. Thin clouds followed by heavy clouds hampered further observations. From the thickness of the crescent and ease of detection, perhaps earlier sighting and even naked eye sighting were possible. At 2:15 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 77.4 F, 60.8 F, 57%, and 29.90 in, respectively.
Overcast condition persisted till sunset. I arrived at my sighting location around sunset (sunset: 8:39 pm); breaks started to appear in the clouds, creating a mostly clear western horizon. I waited so long for the moon to appear. The horns were at 1:30 and 6:30 O'clock (1:30;4:00;6:30). I ended the session at 9:25 pm (moonset: 10:12 pm). At 8:55 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 71.6 F, 58.8 F, 64%, and 29.84 in, respectively.  Source: Moonsighting

Ramadan 2016 moon sighting Reports - 05th June 2016


Ramadan 2016 moon sighting reports - 5th June The Ramadan crescent should be visible today, 5th June, 2016 evening from most parts of the Southern America as can be seen in the visibility curve. We will publish crescent sighting reports live on our website and our social media accounts. Do remember, Ramadan starts tomorrow, 6th June, in most countries of the world, except a large part of Oceania and a few of the eastern-most countries of Asia. Please read our detailed Ramadan announcement above if you need further information.

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Crescent Sighting Reports - 05th June 2016


Sighting Reports without Crescent Photos

Argentina:

1. Mr Elvio Alanís from Salta - Not Seen

Mr Elvio Alanís from Salta reported that unfortunately it was not possible to observe due to cloudy weather.  Source: MakkahCalendar

2. Mr Román Vena Valdarenas from Córdoba - Not Seen

Mr Román Vena Valdarenas from Córdoba reported that unfortunately the weather conditions do not allow the observation of the moon yesterday. The rain stopped but the sky remained cloudy.I'm sorry for bringing bad news and hope to have better luck next time.  Source: MakkahCalendar

Brunei:

1. Mr Hafeez & Family from Brunei Darussalam - Not Seen

Mr Hafeez & Family from Brunei Darussalam reported that the Ramadhan moon was not sighted at all designated locations.  Source: Moonsighting

Canada:

1. Mr HiMY SYeD from St. John's, Newfoundland - Not Seen

Mr HiMY SYeD from St. John's, Newfoundland reported: This moonsighting report is from the eastern-most point in North America.I arrived tonight atop Signal HIll on the east side of St. John's literally as the Sun was setting below the horizon in the West. Sunset in St. John's tonight was at 8:56 p.m. Newfoundland Time ( 1 and 1/2 hour ahead of Eastern Time Zone). I searched for the New Moon from Signal Hill. The sky was clear, with very few clouds. Fog however another story. I searched until Fog rolled over and obscured any reasonable sighting of the potential for a new moon. I did not observe the new crescent moon tonight. Therefore, this is a Negative mooonsighting report from Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada for Sunday Evening, June 5, 2016.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr Nuh ibn Zbigniew Gondek from Ottawa Ontario - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Nuh ibn Zbigniew Gondek from Ottawa Ontario reported: Local Sunset time for Ottawa, Canada (45°25'N / 75°42'W ) on June 5 2016 was 8:48 pm. I was unable to see the new moon of Ramadhan due to thick cloud cover this evening.  Source: Moonsighting

Chile:

1. Mr Sh. Zakariya from Iquique- Seen

MCW member Mr Sh. Zakariya from Iquique reported: We have verified the reports with our representatives in Iquique, Chile, namely Sh. Zakariya and Br. Aamir Khan along with a group of six Muslim moon watchers, who witnessed the new crescent on June 5, 2016.  Source: Moonsighting

China:

1. Dr Musa·Minhai from Linxia Gansu Province - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Musa·Minhai from Linxia Gansu Province reported: On Sunday, June 5 2016, in Linxia city, sunset time was 20:20, and moonset was 20:24. I and thirty Imames tried to sight the Crescent from 20:20 to 20:50 with a binoculars and a telescope. But the moon was not sighted.  Source: Moonsighting

French Polynesia:

1. Mr Eric Gauducheau from French Polynesia - Not Seen

Mr Eric Gauducheau from French Polynesia reported that the sky was very cloudy and the moon was hidden.  Source: MakkahCalendar

French Polynesia:

1. Mr Roland SANTALLO from French Polynesia - Not Seen

Mr Roland SANTALLO from French Polynesia reported that bad weather ( cloudy and rainy) do not permit to take picture of the crescent Moon ( it rain still).  Source: MakkahCalendar

Guyana:

1. Dr Muhammad Hafiz from Rose Hall Town, Berbice - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Muhammad Hafiz from Rose Hall Town, Berbice reported: The members of Rose Hall Town Masjid, Guyana tried to observe the Hilaal on Sunday, 5th June, 2016 for Ramadan 1437 AH after sunset. Observation was made impossible due to rain clouds on the Horizon.
Br. Fuad Musa from Santiago, Chile reported his group tried to observe the Hilaal for Shawwal 1437 AH in the North of Chile but was not successful. He stated that he communicated with the Sheikh/Imam from one Masjid in Sao Paulo and the Hilaal was seen by the Sheikh and others from the Muslim Community in Sao Paulo.  Source: Moonsighting

Kenya:

1. Mr Ali Mohamed from Mombasa - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Ali Mohamed from Mombasa reported: This evening after Maghrib Sunday, June 05, 2016 = 29th Shaaban 1437, Not seen the new moon in Mombasa, Kenya (Lat: -4.055789, Lng: 39.668470).  Source: Moonsighting

Indonesia:

1. Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State - Not Seen

Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: The New (Waxing) Crescent of Ramadhan 1437 AH was NOT SEEN on Sunday, 05 June 2016 from Assalaam Observatory, The Modern Boarding Schoolof Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo - Surakarta Central Java Indonesia. This event was attended by the director of PPMI Assalaam, Ustadz Dr. H. Uripto M. Yunus, M.Ed., and his official staffs, Team of URAIS Kemenag (ministry of religious affairs) for Sukoharjo, Boyolali and Surakarta, and moslems in Solo Raya.  Source: ICOP

Iran:

1. Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye. Mr. Hossein Janghorbani said: "In the name of God Ramadan Crescent Observation Report Astronomy and Geophysics Center of Shahreza – The Crescent Association of Shahreza Report by: Hossein Janghorbani (Najmosepehr-Sadrolmonajemin) – Manager of Shahreza Crescent Association and Red Crescent’s Astronomy and Geophysics Center Date: Sunday, 6/5/2016 Location: Damzad foothills in the East of Shahreza (latitude: 32 00 N, longitude: 51 52 E, elevation: 1825m from sea level, time zone: +4.5 GMT) Equipments: one set of 15*70 binoculars, one compass. Atmospheric condition: partly cloudy. Horizon obstacles: about 2° Apparent sunset: --:-- Results: Moon crescent was not seen. Observers : 1.Sayed Farzad Alavi 2.Hossein Janghorbani  Source: ICOP

Libya:

1. Eng. Mohamed Mogerby from غدامس City in غدامس State - Not Seen

ICOP member Eng. Mohamed Mogerby from غدامس City in غدامس State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging.
 Source: ICOP

Mauritius:

1. Mr Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis reported: The New moon of Ramadan has been NOT been sighted in Mauritius tonight Sunday 5 June 2016.  Source: Moonsighting

Morocco:

1. Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان State - Not Seen

ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging.
 Source: ICOP

Nigeria:

1. Wasiu Adedamola from Agege, Lagos - Not Seen

MCW member Wasiu Adedamola from Agege, Lagos reported: The crescent of Ramadan could not be sighted in Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria on 5th June 2016. The weather isok okay.
 Source: Moonsighting

Oman:

1. Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from الفليج City in مسقط State - Not Seen

Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from الفليج City in مسقط State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye.  Source: ICOP

Philippines:

1. Mr Shaykh Amir from Manila - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Shaykh Amir from Manila reported: As of June 5, from 8:00 pm onward to this time 03:26am June 6, 2016, the moon was not sighted here, some cloudy part even have stars.Crescent moon was not sighted.  Source: Moonsighting

Saudi Arabia:

1. Mr. Turki Alamri from ALFEGRA City in ALMADINA State - Not Seen

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  • ICOP member Mr. Turki Alamri from ALFEGRA City in ALMADINA State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging.
    Mr. Turki Alamri said: "I started at 2:00pm LT with aod 0.29 ,hazy weather with a very fast wind,i tried many times even with proscessing technique i can not see the new crescent, also before and after sunset i tried but it did not appear."    Source: ICOP

Spain:

1. Mr Yasin Puertas from Melilla - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Yasin Puertas from Melilla reported: Today, 29 of the Month of Shaaban, effort was made by me in the Spanish city of Melilla, to see the Moon of Ramadan. The moon WAS NOT sighted.
 Source: Moonsighting

South Africa:

1. Mr Shakil Vayani from Witbank - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Shakil Vayani from Witbank reported: The moon for the month of Ramadhaan has NOT been sighted in South Africa.  Source: Moonsighting

Tanzania:

1. Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: As expected from Crescent Moon visibility charts, the highly anticipated Ramadhan 1437 AH, Hilaal was not observed in tiny island of Zanzibar on Sunday June 5th , 2016 even though the sky was very clear.  Source: Moonsighting

Tunisia:

Mr. AlTayyeb AlSahili from حمام الأنف City in بن عروس State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. AlTayyeb AlSahili from حمام الأنف City in بن عروس State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging  Source: ICOP

USA:

1. Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Sunday, June 05, 2016), the crescent moon was not sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). A friend of mine and I arrived at our sighting location (Blacksburg Middle School) around sunset (sunset: 8:39 pm EDT). Soon another friend joined us. Using two pairs of binoculars (10X50 and 7X35), we started looking for the crescent in the clearings of a partly cloudy western horizon, with no success. We ended the session at moonset (moonset: 9:14 pm). At 8:55 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 70.0 F, 65.3 F, 85%, and 29.89 in, respectively.  Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr Hamid Quraishi Imam Islamic Center of Winona - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Hamid Quraishi Imam Islamic Center of Winona (ICW) Winona MN reported: It was partly cloudy in Winona, therefore I was unable to see the Ramadan moon even after several tries.  Source: Moonsighting

3. Dr Faisal Ahmed from Bronx NY - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Faisal Ahmed from Bronx NY reported: Today evening (Sunday, June 05, 2016), the crescent moon was not sighted in Bronx, NY (Lattitude: 40.84 degree N, Longitude: 73.86° W). I arrived my sighting location around sunset (sunset: 8:24 pm EDT). The moonset was at 8.56 PM, with 1.4% illumination . The sky was cloudy but i waited there till 9PM. I couldn't figure out the crescent by bare eyes neither my friends could help me. So we shall complete the month of Sha'aban on 6th June 2016. The temperature was 69 F, dew point 64 F, relative humidity 95%, and pressure 30 inch and visibility was 9.5 mi.  Source: Moonsighting

4. Mr Sayyed S Rahman from Jamaica New York City - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Sayyed S Rahman from Jamaica New York City reported: The moon of Ramadan has not sighted in Jamaica New York, NY, tonight Sunday 5th June 2016. The sky was cloudy.  Source: Moonsighting

5. Mr Mohammed Yahya Shaikh from Anaheim CA - Seen

MCW member Mr Mohammed Yahya Shaikh from Anaheim CA reported: Allhamdulillah the moon for Ramadhan 1437 was first seen by binos at 8:17 PM PST in Anaheim, CA on June 5th 2016. It was really difficult to make a clear sighting by naked eye. Another brother was able to sight the moon using 10X42 binos at 8:26PM after which it disappeared into the thick haze. The horns were between 1 o'clcok and 6 o'clock and angle was approximately 4-5 deg at initial sighting. Ramadhan Kareem to all.  Source: Moonsighting

6. Miss Shagufta from Mount Laguna in San Diego, CA - Seen

Miss Shagufta from Mount Laguna in San Diego, CA reported: We sighted the moon at this address: 7410 Sunrise Hwy, Pine Valley, CA 91962. It was aeim team of four adult men, two women and 4 kids.  Source: Moonsighting

7. Mr Mirza Shahid Basravi from Anaheim Hills CA - Seen

MCW member Mr Mirza Shahid Basravi from Anaheim Hills CA reported: On June 05, 2016: Crescent was SEEN in Anaheim, Southern California. This was expected to be a tough crescent to sight in Southern California. I went with two other friends, Mr Qasim Mirza and Mr Mujahid Chandoo, to one of the highest spot in Orange County, in the atersection of Nohl Ranch and Serrano, in the city of Anaheim Hills. Within about 10 minutes after sunset, at about 20:10, I was able to spot the new crescent with my 10 x 50 field binoculars and then reconfirmed with my 7 x 35 binoculars. The horns of the crescent were pointing to 1 o’clock and 7 o’clock. Myself and Mr Mujahid Chandoo were able to see the crescent only with the binoculars, but Mr Qasim Mirza was also able to see the crescent without the binoculars.  Source: Moonsighting

United Kingdom:

1. Eng. Qamar Uddin from York City in North Yorkshire State - Not Seen

ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from York City in North Yorkshire State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Qamar Uddin said: "The Hilal of Ramadan 1437 was not sighted in the UK on Sunday 5th June 2016 (29th Shaban 1437 AH). But we have received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax. Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Shaban 1437 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Ramadan 1437 AH will start from Tuesday 7th June 2016, Insha-Allah."  Source: ICOP



Sources:

MakkahCalendar - MakkahCalendar Website
ICOP - ICOP Website
Moonsighting - Moonsighting.com Website

Ramadan 1437 country list


Below is the list of countries where Ramadan 2016 (1437) can start on 6th June 2016.

AFRICA [54]

ASIA [41]

EUROPE [47]

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA [23]

S. AMERICA [12]

OCEANIA [3]

AFRICA [54]

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African
    Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic
    Republic of
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome
    and Principe
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Senegal
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

ASIA [41]

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • China (western)
  • Cambodia
  • East Timor
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kazakstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Makkah
    (Saudi Arabia)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia (Western)
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United
    Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

EUROPE [47]

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and
    Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA [23]

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and
    the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States
    Of America

S. AMERICA [12]

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

OCEANIA [3]

  • Australia
  • French Polynesia
  • Palau




Below is the list of countries where Ramadan 2016 (1437) can start on 7th June 2016.

ASIA [7]

OCEANIA [12]

ASIA [7]

  • China (Eastern)
  • Japan
  • Mongolia
  • North Korea
  • Russia (Central)
  • Russia (Eastern)
  • South Korea

OCEANIA [12]

  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu