Monday, 29 August 2011: from
  • Australia:
    1. Not Seen: Engr Manzoor A Mian (MCW member) from Melbourne, VIC reported: Shawal Crescent is not sighted in Australia today Monday 29/8/11.
  • Barbados:
    1. Not Seen: Suleman Manjra (MCW member) reported: The moon was not sighted in Barbados yesterday the 29th August. We in Barbados will be completing 30 days of Ramadhan, Inshallah. Eid Ul Fitir will be on Wednesday 31st August.
  • Canada:
    1. Not Seen: Syed Shahid Rashid (MCW member) from Mississauga Ontario reported: Today August 29, 2011, I was not able to sight the moon. The sky was clear but I did not witness any sighting. I also used binoculars. I continued the effort until 8:23 PM. The sunset in my city was at 8:00PM today.
    2. Not Seen: Rozyur Rahman (MCW member) from Scarborough Ontario reported: On August 29, I spend around 10 minutes after Magrib prayer searching for the crescent moon. With my bare eye I could not see moon - west sky was mostly clear with spots of cloud. Our local Masjid Jamie Abu Bakr Siddiqqie announced Eid to be on 31st of August in accordance with Greater Toronto Area Hilal Committee.
  • Chile:
    1. Seen: Fuad Musa (MCW member) from South Chile reported: Br. Fuad Musa made arrangements with his Sheikh to observe the Hilaal of Eid Ul Fitir 1432 AH on the beach several days before, he reported both himself, the Sheikh and a sister saw the Hilaal on Monday, 29th August, 2011 after sunset from the South of Chile.
    2. Not Seen: Muhammad Sohail (MCW member) from Iquique reported: We have not seen the hilal in our area on August 29. To observe the hilal we have to drive almost 50 to 60 km form the sea side where in these days (winter in chile) mostly the sky is full of heavy clouds. Where we observ the hilal it is a very high deserst area and the conditions were mostly good. On August 29, to observe the hilal there were six men; we satrted at 19:32 up to 20:10 but there was nothing.
  • China:
    1. Not Seen, but Eid Declared: Dr. Musa·Minhai (MCW member) from Linxia, Gansu Province reported: I and some Imams of Mosque did not sight the hilal- for Shawwal by the naked eye and binocular on Monday, 29 August 2011 at Linxia city in China. There was not cloud at the horizon. Sky is very very clear. But some peoples declared that they sighted the hilal by the naked at other place in Linxia. So Imams of many Mosques have decided the first day of Shawwal is 30 August 2011 (Tuesday).
  • Dominican Republic:
    1. Not Seen: Ahmad Abdul Haqq (MCW member) from Santo Domingo reported: The hilal for Eid al-Fitr & the 1st of Shawwal was not seen in the Dominican Republic. Three (3) Muslims from EID (Entidad Islámica Dominicana/Dominican Islamic Entity) were out looking. Two in the city of Santo Domingo and one in the city of Higüey. The sky was clear with a slight bit of clouds in the East. The hilal was not seen. We add 30 days to blessed Ramadan, alhamdulillah!
  • France:
    1. Not Seen, but Eid declared: Rida Roty (MCW member) from Caen (Normandie) reported: France: Official Announcement Eid el Fitr: Tuesday 30 August. See the link
  • India:
    1. Not Seen: Mohammed Mohsin Khan (MCW member) from Mumbai reported: Today Monday 29 August 2011 / 28 Ramadaan 1432 in India. Here in Mumbai Sunset was at 06:56 pm LT and Moonset was at 06:57 pm LT . So there was only 1 min difference . It was certain that the crescent would not be sighted anywhere in India today . I tried to sight the moon due to the 29th day according to the Ummul Qura calendar but Shawwaal crescent has not been sighted in India.
  • Indonesia:
    1. Not Seen: AR Sugeng Riyadi (MCW member) from Surakarta, Java reported: On Monday, August 29, 2011, New Crescent of Shawwal 1432 AH was NOT SEEN, from any location in Indonesia. There are two reports from Jepara and Cakung that Hilal of Syawwal was SEEN, but the report was rejected. Religious Affairs Ministry of Indonesia decided that 1 Shawwal 1432 AH will be on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.
  • Namibia:
    1. Not Seen: Ahmed Mohamed Barakah (MCW member) from Windhoek reported: Monday 29th August 2011 the moon was not sighted in Windhoek nor anywhere else in Namibia Therefore Eid will be on Wednesday 31st August 2011
  • Netherlands:
    1. Not Seen: Sheriel Nabie (MCW member) from Amsterdam reported: On Monday, August 29, 2011, New Crescent of Shawwal 1432 AH was NOT SEEN. Therefore Royate Hilal Commitee Netherlands (RHCN) announced that that they will complete 30 days of fasting tomorrow and Eid will be on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 (1 Shawwal 1432 AH) Wassalaam,
  • New Zealand:
    1. Not seen: Sheikh Mohammad Amir, for Hilal Committee of New Zealand reported: On behalf of the Hilal Committee, I wish to inform that the new moon for Shawaal has not been sighted today. Therefore, the Hilal Committee would like to announce that we will complete 30 days of fasting tomorrow and Eid will be observed all over New Zealand on Wednesday, 31st August 2011.
  • Nigeria:
    1. Not Seen: Muhammed Yasin Qamardeen (MCW member) from Abuja, FCT, Nigeria reported: On Monday, August 29, though the western horizon is partially clear except for the North-western side where the Sun set. As at the time of sunset time 06:41pm LT, the sky look ok but eventually the cloud accumulate on the North-west of Sun Spot eventually cover the south-west of where the "crescent" should be. Likewise from other report across Nigeria from Reliable and experience people it was Negative (No crescent was visible).
  • Panama:
    1. Not Seen: Saleh Bhai Bhattay (MCW member) from Panama City reported: In Panama City the moon was not seen on Monday 8/29/2011.
  • Philippines:
    1. Eid declared: Dr. Mansoor Limba (MCW member) from Cotabato City reported: On August 29 ‘Id al-Fitr was declared amidst cloudy weather and occasional rain shower, Cotabato City-based Darul Ifta declared tomorrow (Tuesday/August 30, 2011) as ‘Id al-Fitr.
  • South Africa:
    1. Not Seen (Clouds): Ammar Tahir (MCW member) from Cape Town reported: Today, Monday 29th August 2011, I, Ammar Tahir, together with 3 other Muslim brothers have gone in front of the Mouille Point lighthouse facing the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town South Africa at Maghrib time. We used a 60X magnification telescope and also a Canon 400 mm lense to locate the Shawaal crescent on the horizon. We observed that the sun fully set at 626pm as per your calculation. However we were not able to sight the new Shawaal Hilaal due to the cloudy conditions on the horizon. We stayed at the location until 1904 pm but the cloudy conditions continued to cover the horizon. The Islamic authority of South Africa has therefore declared that 1st Shawaal to be on Wednesday 31st August 2011.
    2. Not Seen: Rashid Motala (MCW member) from Durban reported: The United Ulama Council of South Africa have declared Ramadaan 30 days, the Hilaal not having been sighted on August 29 anywhere in the country. Eid-ul-Fitr will be Wednesday.
  • Tanzania:
    1. Not Seen: Hamza Rijal (MCW member) from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: On August 29, in tiny island of Zanzibar we have failed to observed for the month of Shawal as result we complete 30 days for the month of Ramadhan . Eid Fitri will be on Wednesday 31 August 2011.
  • Turkey:
    1. Not Seen (but Officially announced): Muhammed Cevad Turan from Istanbul reported: On August 29, Shawwal Crescent is not sighted in Istanbul, Turkey as expected. However Turkish Religious Affairs Office officially declareted that 30th of August is 1st of Shawwal (Eid-fitr) according to calculations. Now it is 21:25 and we still waiting for South America's reports to declare Eid-fitr.
  • UK:
    1. Not Seen: Qamar Uddin (MCW member) from York reported: On Monday 29 August 2011 (29 Ramadan 1432 AH) many people from throughout UK have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Shawwal after sunset. The York group of observers included Maulana Hasib Mayet, Maulana Imran Lunat, Vasiullah Bodiyat and Yahya Tai from Batley, plus myself. None of the other groups were able to sight the Hilal, as most places were cloudy. We have not received any verified/confirmed sighting reports from any countries east of UK/Morocco either. There was a slight possibility of sighting in South Africa but the United Ulama Board of South Africa have declared negative sighting. Therefore, the Wifaq/Batley Ulama have decided that the month of Ramadan 1432 AH will complete 30 days and Eid ul Fitr will be on Wednesday 31 August 2011.
    2. Not Seen: Y. A. Miftahi from London reported: Muslims in UK will celebrate Eid on Tuesday 30th August 2011. No credible moonsighting reports were received in the UK and therefore news from Saudi Arabia of moon sighting have been accepted by Great Britain’s Central Moonsighting Committee.
  • USA:
    1. Not Seen: Javad Torabinejad (MCW member) from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Monday, August 29, 2011), the crescent moon of Shavvwal was not sighted in Blacksburg, VA. I arrived at my sighting location about 7:30 pm EDT (sunset: 7:55; actual 7:50) and started scanning the expected area for the crescent, using a couple of pairs of binoculars (10X50 and 7X50). I stayed there till 7:55 pm (moonset: 7:59 pm). The western horizon was partly cloudy. At 7:35 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 73.4 F, 62.6 F, 69%, and 30.03 in, respectively.
    2. Not Seen: Muzzammil Dadabhoy (MCW member) from Huntington Beach CA reported: On Monday, Aug 29, it was very cloudy, foggy, and much overcast; No visibility whatsoever. I tried between 7:25-8:00 p.m. (Maghrib was 7:22 p.m.) Location of Observation: 'Top of the World Park', Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
    3. Not Seen: Mahfuz Rahman, (MCW member) from Atlanta GA reported: On Monday, Aug 29, 2011, I could not see the moon in Atlanta, GA, USA. I tried to look from 8:00pm to 8:15pm, but could not see the moon. We were four people. There were patches of clouds but the sky was mostly clear.
    4. Not Seen: Mohammed Yahya Shaikh (MCW member) from Anaheim CA reported: The moon for shawaal was not sighted in Huntington Beach, Manhattan Beach, Playa Del Rey and Rosemead CA on August 29th 2011. The lower horizon where the moon was most likely to be seen was excessively hazy.
    5. Not Seen: Temoor Shouib from Chicago IL reported: There were no sightings in North America. Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30th will be Ramadan 30th. Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Wednesday, August 31st.