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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 ...

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...

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...


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...

Sunday 3rd July 2011 is the 1st of Sha’ban 1432 H

Sunday 3rd July 2011 is the 1st of Sha’ban 1432 H in most of the Muslim countries Due to the approaching of the blessed month of Ramadhan, the astronomical and juristic ...


Tuesday, December 7th first day of the new Hijri year

The conjunction of the new moon for the month of “MUHARRAM” will occur next Sunday, 5th at 5:36 pm Greenwich time. On that day, it will be impossible to sight the cresc...

Eid al-Fitr for 1431 AH on Friday, 10th September, 2010

Most Muslim countries started Ramadan on Wednesday, August 11th. Others started on Thursday, August 12th, including Oman, Morocco, Mauritania, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Iran...


August 11 Likely to Be the First Day of Ramadan in Some Muslim Countries, and Aug. 12 in Some Others

Most Muslim countries started the month of Sha’ban on Tuesday July 13, so they will be looking for the new crescent of the month of Ramadan on August 10, even though it will ...

The Longest Lasting Annular Eclipse in a Thousand Years

In a spectacular view, the Sun will rise, by the will of Allah, in an annular eclipse, this Friday, January 15th, 2010 in Khartoum, Tripoli and Tunis. Somali will be the only Ar...


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