No positive naked-eye hilal sighting reports have been received at this time from anywhere in the mainland USA or Canada. According to moonsighting.com there is no report of moonsighting anywhere in the world.Please see the link and list of countries below.
On the basis of these reports the first day of Ramadan will be on Saturday, July 21st, insha’Allah.
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Thursday, 19 July 2012:
Not Seen: Abbas Aly (MCW member) from Annangrove NSW reported Thursday 19th July 2012, viewing a clear sky, stars clearly visible. There was NO moon sighted in Sydney, the location for sighting is one of the highest points in Sydney 215m above sea level no buildings to horizon observation stopped at 6.00pm more than 30 minutes after Maghrib. Since the moon of 1st Shaaban was sighted we will complete the 30 days of Shaaban. Therefore first day of Ramadhan will be Saturday 21st July in Australia.
Not Seen: Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad (MCW member) from Brunei Darussalam reported: The new moon was not sighted in Brunei this afternoon, Thursday 19/7/2012. Therefore the 1st day of Ramadan will start on Saturday, 21 July 2012.
Not Seen: Baig Muhammad Tamachi (MCW member) from Peterborough Ontario reported: Combination of heavy cloud cover in the south-westerly skies prevented sighting of the Ramadhaan 1433 Hilaal in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, 19th of July, 2012. Maghrib and Moonset times happened to coincide at 8:52PM local time today. My observation attempt was between 8:32pm and 9:02pm
Not Seen: HiMY SYeD (MCW member) from Toronto Ontario reported: On Thursday July 19 2012, after praying Maghrib at Masjid Toronto in Downtown Toronto, I quickly walked one block south to Toronto City Hall. Once there I walked up the ramp to the Green Roof of City Hall to get a less obstructed view of the western horizon. It had been overcast for the better part of the day. The evening was no different. The western sky was almost completely still filled with clouds. Nevertheless, I searched the few clear spots in the cloud cover for about ten minutes. No moon was sighted.
Not Seen: Muhammad Sohail (MCW member) from Iquique reported: In Iquique (Chile) moon in not seen on July 19. So 1st of Ramzan will be on Sat 21/07/2012.
Not Seen: Ayman Al-Layla (MCW member) from Leeds UK reported: I just called my friend from chile, he said they were 4 members went 75Km east of Iquique city and 1500m above see level and they COULD NOT SEE ANYTHING, today, July 19.
Not Seen: Dr. Muhammad Hafiz (MCW member) from Jamaica, NY, reported: Speaking to Br. Fuad Musa (MCW member) from Santiago, Chile by phone, I found that he and some members from the Masjid tried to observe the Hilaal today, 19th July, 2012 after sunset in 2 different locations. The Hilaal was not observed. Hence, the first fast will commence on Saturday, 21st July, 2012 in Chile.
Not Seen: Ahmad Abdul Haqq (MCW member) from Santo Domingo reported: On July 19, the moon of Ramadan 1433H was not seen in the Dominican Republic. Various Muslims associated with the Entidad Islámica Dominicana (Dominican Islamic Entity) were observing from the cities of Higüey, Santiago and Bávaro-Punta Cana. All reports are the same, the skies were cloudy with rainfalls in certain areas. We add another day to the month of Sha’bân.
Not Seen: Rida Roty (MCW member) from Caen (Normandie) reported: The “Conseil Français du Culte Musulman” (CFCM) announces that tomorrow Friday, July 20, 2012, is the first day of the holy month Ramadan 1433. See link in french
Not Seen: AR Sugeng Riyadi (MCW member) from Surakarta, Java reported: On Thursday, July 19, 2012: The New Crescent of Ramadhan 1433 AH was NOT SEEN from Assalaam Observatory- Surakarta Central Java – Indonesia. We are about 200 moslem tried to see, but the sky was cloudy. And also about 38 location in Indonesia reported that the Hilal was not seen. Indonesia Government declared the 1st Ramadhan 1433 AH will be on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
Not Seen: Aqeel Siddiqi (Secretary, Ruyat-e-Hilal Committee-Japan) from Japan reported: The new moon was not sighted in Japan this evening, Thursday 19/7/2012. Therefore the 1st day of Ramadan will start on Saturday, 21 July 2012.
Not Seen: Mahmood Essa (MCW member) from Mombasa reported: The Ramadhaan Crescent was not sighted here in Kenya this Thursday evening, July 19. Insha Allah,the first day of Ramadhaan will be on Saturday, 21/07/2012.
Not Seen: Mr. Michael Bruppacher (MCW member) reported: On July 19, I attempted to look for hilal but I was not able to see the moon, due to the presence of clouds in the north-west horizon and moonset was before sunset. However the Shoura (institution representing the muslims in Luxembourg) announced that the 1st of Ramadan will start on July 20, 2012, by following the fatwa of the ECFR (European Council of Fatwa and Research). See link in french.
Not Seen: Khalid Chraibi (MCW member) from Casablanca reported: I am pleased to inform you that the Moroccan authorities have announced this Thursday evening that the crescent of the new moon couldn’t be observed at sunset today, July 19. The month of Ramadan will thus begin on Saturday 21 July 2012 in Morocco.
Not Seen: Azgar Suleman from Walvis Bay reported: The Hilaal was NOT sighted today, July 19 in Walvis Bay.
Not Seen: Official Announcement is seen: Mohammed Jalal (MCW member) from Kaduna, Kaduna State reported: I tried, but could not see the moon on July 19. There is a radio announcement now from the Amirul Mumineen in Nigeria that the moon was sighted in 4 Nigerian cities. Tomorrow, July 20 is therefore Ramadan 1st. Moonsighting.com opinion is that this is a mistaken claim of sighting.
Not Seen: Saleh Bhai Bhattay (MCW member) from Panama City reported: We could not see the moon in panama City on July 19.
Not Seen: Mohammad Amin Mangorsi (MCW member) from Manila reported: On Thursday July 19, 2012. I could not see the moon in Manila, because of bad weather in our country. I tried to look from 6:10pm to 6:35pm.
Not Seen: Muhammad Imran Paracha (MCW member) from Doha reported: Tried to sight the moon before maghrib prayer on July 19 but wasn’t able to. The age of the moon was around 11 hours and moonset was only 3 mins after sunset.
Not Seen: Luqmaan Williams (MCW member) from Ta’if reported: I was in Makkah tonight (Thursday), July 19th. Clear skies but did not sight the crescent.
Seen (Saudi Announcement): Mrs. Lubna Shawly (MCW member) from Jiddah reported: It is announced in the Saudi courts, according to the observation of the new moon (moon is sighted in areas of Sudair & Shagra), and that the first day of Ramadan for the year 1433 Hijrah will be on Friday the 20th of July 2012. Moonsighting.com opinion is that this is a mistaken claim of sighting.
Not Seen: Ammar Tahir (MCW member) from Cape Town reported: I just returned from trying to sight the Ramadhan Hilaal by the beach front on July 19. There were 4 of us Muslims (1 female and 3 males). We used telescope and also telescopic camera lenses but failed to sight any Hilaal. The Islamic Authorities here also could not sight the moon. The declaration has been made on radio just now that the official first day of Ramadhan will be thsi Saturday 21st July 2012.
Not Seen: Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim (MCW member) from Cape Town reported: The Hilaal was not sighted in Southern Africa this Thursday evening (19 July 2012 — 29 Shabaan 1433). The official 1st day of Ramadaan in this area will be on Saturday, 21st July 2012.
As a point of interest, I set up a Dobsonian XT6 telescope to try to capture the crescent but to no avail. The solar coronal glare was larger than usual, especially upwards of the trailing limb of the sun. The moon was positioned in this area. There was a mass coronal emission yesterday and perhaps (?) this may be the cause of the excessive coronal glare. The weather was fine and trying to break the world record for a telescopic sighting proved unsuccessful.
Not Seen: Gabriel Jairodín Riaza (MCW member) from Madrid reported: The Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (Islamic Commission of Spain) announces that tomorrow Friday, July 20, 2012, is the first day of the holy month Ramadan 1433. Click here
Not Seen: Nular Bary (MCW member) from Colombo reported: Today 28th of Sha’ban 1433 (19/07/2012) evening in Colombo western sky was clear, I went to Bambalapitiy beach to watch the Sun set and the New Moon. I know the Moon is setting 10 minutes after Sun set in Colombo but still I wanted to take chance. I was scanning the western horizon with my binoculars still I couldn’t see the crescent, I witness the Sun setting clearly in western horizon at 6:32pm “MashaAllah”. Tomorrow on 29th of Sha’ban I have 56 minutes to try again after Sun set “InshaAllah”.
Not Seen: Hamza Rijal (MCW member) from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: I would like to inform you all that in tiny island of Zanzibar Hilal is not sighted on July 19 and it was declared by Mufty Office that we shall complete the month of Shaaban and The officially first day of Ramadhan shall be 21st of July.
Not Seen: Mohammad Ali Javed (MCW member) from Luton, Bedfordshire reported: Today, July 19 the new moon was not seen because the sky was cloudy. We will complete 30 days and 1st Ramadan will be on Saturday 21st July 2012.
Not Seen: Saraj Qazi (MCW member) from Luton, Bedfordshire reported: Allama Qazi Abdul Aziz Chishti on behalf of Markazi Aulema & Musha’ikh Council UK & Marzkazi Jamat Ahle Sunnat UK & Europe (The largest and oldest Jamaat of ahle sunnah in UK) announced the following:
On following the Sunnah of RasoolAllah SAW and the Shariah, there has been no visible sighting of the Moon in the UK or any positive sighting from any Muslim country close to UK including Morocco on the eve of 19th July 2012. We therefore will be completeing 30 days of Sha’ban and officially announce the 1st of Ramadhan Kareem to be on Saturday 21st July 2012 InshAllah.
Not Seen: Juned Patel (MCW member) from Bolton Lancshire reported: Today, July 19 the new moon was not seen between 20:55 to 21:40 because the sky was cloudy.
Not Seen: Imam Salim Chishti (MCW member) from New Lebanon NY reported: We tried to sight the moon on Thursday night, July 19 from sunset to 9:00PM. The sky was overcast and nothing was visible on the western horizon after the sun set so the crescent was not sighted. In New Lebanon we will follow the start of Ramadhan as calculated by the FCNA so the first Tarawhi prayers will be on Thursday night and the first day of fasting will be tomorrow,
Not Seen: Javad Torabinejad (MCW member) from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Thursday, July 19, 2012), the crescent moon of Ramadan was not sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15′ 40″ N, Lng: 80° 26′ 56″ W, and elevation: 646 meters). The western horizon sky was mostly cloudy. We stayed there only for few minutes.
Not Seen: Imam Mir Omar Ali, Smithfield, NC reported: On Thursday, 07/19/2012 I tried to see Hilal from 8:35 to 9:15 pm, from roof of hospital, excellent vantage point. But it was partly cloudy Skies Negative sighting.
Not Seen: Dr. Muhammad Hafiz (MCW member) from Jamaica, NY, reported: I tried to observe the Hilal today July 19, 2012 after sunset. The horizon was overcast with rainy clouds hence observation was made impossible. Most Masjids in the area will commence first fast on Saturday.
Not Seen: Khalid Yaseen (MCW member) from Jamaica, NY, reported: No sighting in Detroit, MI – it was very cloudy this evening, July 19.
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