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2016 Turkish International Conference for Lunar Month and Unified Hijri Calendar

In cooperation with the Islamic Crescents Observation Project (ICOP), the Office of the President of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) will organize the “International Conference f...

​UAE Airborne Mission Succeeded in Observing WT1190F Reentry

The International Astronomical Center (IAC) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency hosted a team of veteran U.S. and German observers of spacecraft re-entries to study the re-en...


UAE Sponsors Airborne Campaign to Observe November 13 entry of Space Debris WT1190F

The International Astronomical Center (IAC) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency will host a team of veteran U.S. and German observers of spacecraft re-entries to study the pr...

ICOP Statement Regarding Shawwal Crescent 1435

Translated by ICOP Member: Omar Bouderdaben. Allah (God) willing, the majority of the Muslim countries around the world would be observing the crescent moon on Sunday, July 27, ...


Live Coverage for Ramadan Crescent Sighting on "Sky News Arabia" TV on Friday 27 June 2014

Inshalla ICOP will have live coverage on "Sky News Arabia" TV on Friday 27 June 2014, the coverage consists of several interviews on that day starting from morning, which...

Sunday 29 June is the start of Ramadan 1435 based on crescent sighting

Translated by ICOP member: Omar Bouderdaben In the name of Allah, the Lord of the universes, and peace and salutation on the noblest of all prophets and messengers; Allah’s ...


Solar Eclipse on Sunday 3rd November 2013

The World witnesses a rare solar eclipse on Sunday, 3rd of November, 2013 In the Arab countries, it would be seen as a partial eclipse   Mohammad Shawkat Odeh President...

ICOP Official Statement for Shawwal 1434 AH

Expected differences in the Muslim World for the Eid El-Ftr   Translated by ICOP Member: Omar Bouderdaben After the historic “same day” start of the mo...


Adopting the Crescent Sighting: Wednesday 10 July 2013 is the First Day of Ramadan 1434 AH

Translated by ICOP Member: Omar Bouderdaben Over the Muslim world, Muslims will be watching for the crescent moon of Ramadhan on Monday, July 8th 2013. On that day, the Moon wil...

The 11th Edition of the National Festival in Popular Astronomy

After celebrating last year the tenth anniversary of the National Festivals in Popular Astronomy, we thought of this 11th edition of the Festival to be that of consolidation. This ...


ISNA Adopts New Angles for Fajer and Isha

Below is an email we received in ICOP from Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, the Executive Director of the North American Fiqh Council of ISNA. It shows that starting from September 2011 ISNA...

Muslim community in Europe organized a seminar on the Islamic calendar

The Union of the Islamic Organizations in cooperation with the European Council for Fatwa and Research and the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe,organize the European S...


Communiqué from Muslim Astronomers regarding the “sighting” of the crescent of Eid-ul-Fitr 1432

Communiqué from Muslim Astronomers (and members of ICOP’s Scientific Committee) regarding the “sighting” of the crescent of Eid-ul-Fitr 1432 The decisio...

Live Coverage for Shawwal Crescents’ Observations

On the occasion of the new Moon of Shwwal 1432 H, there will be a live broadcast coverage of ICOP members observations in cooperation with AlJazeera Mubasher over three hours ( 14:...


Eid-El-Fitr for the 1432, based on sighting,on Wednesday Aug. 31st in most of the Muslim countries

Praise be to Allah, the Creator of the Universe, and peace and salutations on His chosen messenger. Astronomical calculations show that Eid-El-Fitr for the 1432 (Hijri), if base...

Live coverage for Ramadhan Crescent's observation

As usual ICOP will have live coverage on Al-Jazeerah Mubasher channel for Ramadhan Crescent observations This year coverage will contain the following Inshallah:- 1- Intervie...


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