Seeks to provide clarity on Islamic dates and the sighting of the moon within Europe.

Hilal Statement – Jamadil Awwal 1442AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday 14 December 2020 at 4.17pm. The crescent is not visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Tuesday 15 December for London is as follows: Sunset: 3.54 pm Moonset: 4.34pm Crescent age: 23 hours 37 minutes Moon lag time: 41 minutes Crescent altitude: 4.06 degrees Crescent […]

Hilal Statement – Jamadil Aakher 1442AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 5am. The crescent is not visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Thursday 14 January 2021 for London is as follows Sunset 4.20pm Moonset 5.41 pm Crescent age 35 hours 29 minutes Moon lag time 1 hour 11 minutes Crescent elongation […]

Hilal Statement – Rajab 1442 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 11 February 2021 at 7.07pm. The calculations for crescent visibility on Friday 12 February 2021 for London is as follows: Sunset 5.11pm Moonset 5.52pm Crescent age 22 hours 5 minutes Moon lag time 41 minutes Crescent elongation 11.39 degrees Crescent altitude 4.47 degrees The crescent is unlikely to […]

Hilal Statement – Shaaban 1442 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 10.30am. The crescent cannot be seen on this day.   The calculations for crescent visibility on Sunday 14 March 2021 for London is as follows:   Sunset 6.04pm Moonset 7.12 pm Crescent age 31 hours 43 minutes Moon lag time 1 hour 9 minutes […]

Hilal Statement – Shahr Ramadhan 1442 AH

Guidance received from Najaf will InshaAllah be published on Monday 12 April 2021 after Maghrib.   Nonetheless, our calculations for crescent visibility on Monday 12 April 2021 (29 Sha’ban 1442AH) for London is as follows:   Astronomical New Moon is on Monday 12 April 2021 at 3:30am Sunset 7:53pm Moonset 8:18pm Crescent age 16 hours […]

Hilal Statement – Shawwal 1442 AH

Guidance received from Najaf will InshaAllah be published on Wednesday 12 May 2021 after Maghrib   The calculations for crescent visibility on Wednesday 12 May 2021 for London is as follows:   Sunset 8:42pm Crescent age 24 hours 42 minutes Moonset 9:35pm Time duration 54 minutes Crescent altitude 6.19 degrees Crescent elongation 10.32 degrees   […]

Hilal Statement – Zilqaad 1442AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 10 June 2021 at 11.54 am. The crescent will not be visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Friday 11 June 2021 for London is as follows Sunset 9.17pm Moonset 10.38pm Crescent age 33 hours 25 minutes Time duration 1 hour 20 minutes Crescent Elongation […]

Partial solar eclipse – Thursday 10 June 2021

There will be a partial solar eclipse on Thursday 10 June 2021. The eclipse will be visible in most of Europe.   Eclipse Timings for your location can be found on timeanddate.com   For London, the eclipse times are as follows 10.08am. Partial eclipse starts 11.13 am. Maximum eclipse 12.22pm Eclipse ends.   It is […]

Hilal Statement – Zilhajj 1442AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday 10 July 2021 at 2.18am The calculations for crescent visibility on 10 July 2021 for London is as follows Sunset 9.16pm Moonset 10.06pm Time duration 51 minutes Crescent age 18 hours 59 minutes Crescent elongation 9.12 degrees Crescent altitude  5.33 degrees The crescent is not visible with naked […]

Hilal Statement – Muharram 1443 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday 8 August 2021 at 2:51 pm.  The crescent will not be visible on this day.   The calculations for crescent visibility on Monday 9 August 2021 for London is as follows:   Sunset 8:34pm Moonset 9:32pm Crescent age 29 hours 44 minutes Moon lag time 58 minutes Crescent altitude 7.40 degrees […]

Hilal Statement – Safar 1443 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday 7 September 2021 at 1:53am The calculations for crescent visibility on on 7 September 2021 for London is as follows:   Sunset 7:33am Moonset 8:13pm Crescent age 17 hours 42 minutes Time duration 40 minutes Crescent elongation 10 degrees Crescent altitude 5.34 degrees   The crescent is not […]

Hilal Statement – Rabi ul Awwal 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 12.06 pm.  The crescent cannot be seen on this day.   The calculations for crescent visibility on Thursday 7 October 2021 for London is as follows Sunset 6.25pm Moonset 7.07pm Crescent age 30 hours 19 minutes Time duration 42 minutes Crescent elongation 17 degrees […]

Hilal Statement – Rabi ul Aakher 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 4 November 2021 at 9:16pm. The calculations for crescent visibility for London on Friday 5 November 2021 is as follows:   Sunset 4:26 pm Moonset 4:51 pm Crescent age 19 hours 12 minutes Time duration 25 minutes Crescent elongation 10.54 degrees Crescent altitude 2.34 degrees   The crescent […]

Hilal Statement – Jamadil Awwal 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday 4 December 2021 at 7:44am. Sighting is not possible on this dayThe calculations for crescent visibility on Sunday 5 December 2021 for London is as follows:Sunset 3:53 pmMoonset 4:42 pmTime duration 49 minutesCrescent age 32 hours 10 minutesCrescent elongation 18.56 degreesCrescent altitude 4.03 degreesSighting is possible on this […]

Hilal Statement – Jamadil Aakher 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday 2 January 2022 at 6.35 pm. The calculations for crescent visibility on Monday 3 January 2022 for London is as follows Sunset 4.05pmCrescent age 21 hours 30 minutes Moonset 4.38pmTime duration 33 minutes Crescent elongation 12.58 degrees Crescent altitude 2.49 degrees Sighting is not possible on  3 January […]

Hilal Statement – Rajab 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 5.47a.m. The crescent cannot be seen on this day The calculations for crescent visibility on Wednesday 2 February 2022 for London is as follows Sunset 4.52pmMoonset 6.24 pmCrescent age 35 hours 6 minutes Time duration 1 hour 32 minutesCrescent elongation 19.42 degreesCrescent altitude 10.34 […]

Hilal Statement – Sha’ban 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 2 March 2022 at 5.36pm.  The crescent is not visible on this day.The calculations for crescent visibility on Thursday 3 March 2022 for London is as follows:Sunset   5.44pmMoonset. 6.41 pmCrescent age 24 hours 10 minutes Time duration 57 minutesCrescent elongation 12.56 degrees Crescent altitude 7.20 degrees Sighting is […]

Hilal Statement – Sha’ban 1443AH

There were no confirmed sightings of the crescent on Thursday 3 March 2022.  1st Sha’ban 1443AH will thus  be on Saturday 5 March 2022 in Europe

Hilal Statement – Ramadhan 1443AH – Update From Najaf

Guidance on the sighting of the moon

Shawwal Moon Crescent 1443

According to the announcement from the office of H. E. Ayatullah Sistani (long may he live) in the holy city of Najaf,Monday, 2 May is the last day of the holy month of Ramadhan in the United Kingdom, European, Scandinavian countries and the Middle East. The first day of Shawaal will be on Tuesday, 3 […]

Notice of the total lunar eclipse on Monday, 16 May 2022

There will be a total lunar eclipse in Europe on Monday, 16 May 2022. For London, the timings for Namaaze Ayat is between 3.27am and 5.07am. For timings in your area, please visit timeanddate.com

Zilqaad Moon Crescent 1443

The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday 30 May 2022 at 12.31 pm. The crescent is not visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Tuesday 31 May 2022 for London is as follows :Sunset 9.07pmMoonset 10.38pmCrescent age 32 hours 37 minutes Time duration 1 hour 31 minutes Crescent elongation 14.27 degrees Crescent […]

Zilhajj Moon Crescent 1433

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 3.53 a.m. The calculations for crescent visibility on Wednesday 29 June 2022 for London is as follows Sunset – 9.22 pm Moonset – 10.18pm Crescent age – 17 hours 30 minutes Time duration – 56 minutes Crescent elongation – 8.14 degrees Crescent altitude – 5.46 degrees […]

Muharram 1444 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 28 July 2022 at 6.56pm. The crescent cannot be seen on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Friday 29 July 2022 for London is as follows Sunset 8.54 pm Moonset 9.51pm Crescent age 25 hours 59 minutes Time duration 59 minutes Crescent elongation 12.25 degrees Crescent […]

Muharram Moon Crescent Update 🌙

Please note that based on Ayatullah Sistani’s recommendation, to preserve unity and brotherhood, we will commemorate Ashura Day with the majority in Europe. This may mean a day earlier than published in our calendar. We will confirm once information on crescent sightings have been verified.

Safar 1444 AH Moon Crescent

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday, 27 August 2022 at 9.18am. The crescent is not visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Sunday, 28 August 2022 is as follows: Sunset 7.56 pm Moonset 8.45 pm Crescent age 34 hours 39 minutes Time duration 49 minutes Crescent elongation 16.44 degrees Crescent altitude […]

Rabi ul Awwal 1444AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday, 25 September 2022 at 10.56 pm The calculations for crescent visibility on Monday, 26 September 2022 is as follows Sunset 6.50pm Moonset 7.17pm Crescent age 19 hours 54 minutes Time duration 27 minutes Crescent elongation 9.57 degrees Crescent altitude 3.33 degrees Visibility test parameter 0.500 (F) Sighting is […]

Partial eclipse – Tuesday, 25 October 2022

There will be a partial eclipse in Europe on Tuesday, 25 October 2022. For London, the eclipse will start at 10.08am and end at 11.51am. The maximum eclipse will be at 10.59 am. Namaze Ayat is wajib to be prayed in this instance and can be prayed between the start and the end of the […]

Jamadil Awwal 1444AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 at 10.58 pm. Sighting is not possible on this day. Based on the calculations for crescent visibility on Friday, 25 November 2022 for London, sighting is possible on this day. 1 st Jamadil Awwal 1444AH will InshaAllah be on Saturday, 26 November 2022 in Europe.

Jamaadil Aakher 1444AH Moon Crescent

The Astronomical New Moon is on Friday 23 December, 2022, at 10:17am. The crescent is not visible on this day. 1st Jamaadil Aakher 1444AH will InshaAllah be on Monday 26 December 2022 in United Kingdom and Sweden In France and Switzerland, 1st Jamaadil Aakher 1444AH will InshaAllah be on Sunday 25 December 2022. For Mu’mineen […]

Rajab 1444AH Moon Crescent

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday, 21st January,2023 at 8:35pm. The crescent is not visible on this day. 1st Rajab1444AH will InshaAllah be on Tuesday 24th January 2023 in United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Switzerland. For Mu’mineen who are “baaqee” on the Taqleed of Marhum Ayatullah Al-Khoei (May Allah Elevate his status), 1st Rajab, 1444AH, will […]

Sha’baan 1444AH Moon Crescent

The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday, 20th February,2023 at 7:06am. The crescent is not visible on this day. 1st Sha’baan1444AH will InshaAllah be on Wednesday 22nd February 2023 in United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Switzerland. For Mu’mineen who are “baaqee” on the Taqleed of Marhum Ayatullah Al-Khoei (May Allah Elevate his status), 1st Sha’baan, 1444AH, will […]

Mahe Mubarak Ramadhan 1444AH Moon Crescent

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday 21st March 2023, at 05:23pm. The crescent is not visible on this day. 1st Mahe Mubarak Ramadhan 1444AH will InshaAllah be on Thursday 23rd March 2023, in United Kingdom,France and Switzerland, it may be possible for the same to be in Sweden. For Mu’mineen who are “baaqee” on the […]

Shawwal 1444AH, Moon Crescent

Guidance received from Najaf will InshaAllah be published on Thursday, 20th April 2023, after Maghrib The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, 20th April, 2023, at 03:50am The crescent is not likely to be seen on this day. Friday, 21st April, 2023, will therefore be 30th Mahe Ramadhan, 1444AH 1st Shawwaal, 1444AH, will InshaAllah be […]

Shawwal 1444AH, Eid Update

Eid update: Calculations by astronomers for the position of the new crescent of Shawwal for tonight, eve of 30th Ramadhan indicate very clearly that the crescent will not be in the horizons of most of the globe for it to be seen. We therefore expect tomorrow (Friday 21st April 2023) to be 30th Ramadhan for […]

Shawwal 1444AH, Eid Update

Hilal Update Eid Mubarak Today is 1st Shawwal for the Muqallidin of Marhum Ayatullah Khoie.

1444AH, Eid Mubarak

Eid al-Fitr Mubarak to all on behalf of the Council of European Jamaats!

Dhu al-qa’dah, 1444AH Crescent Forecast

Astronomical New Moon is on Friday, 19th May, 2023 at 4:54pm. On this day it cannot be seen anywhere in the world The calculations for crescent visibility on Saturday, 20th May, 2023, for London are as follows: Sunset 8:55pm Moonset 10:29pm Crescent age 26 hours 37 minutes Time duration 1 hour 34 minutes Crescent altitude […]

Dhu al-hijjah, 1444AH Crescent Forecast

Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday, 18th June, 2023, at 5:37am. It is not expected to be seen with the unaided eye after sunset anywhere in the world The calculations for crescent visibility on Sunday, 18th June, 2023, for London are as follows: Sunset 9:21pm Moonset 10:23pm Crescent age 15 hours 44 minutes Time duration […]

Dhu al-hijjah, 1444AH Key Dates

Dhu al-Hijjah, 1444AH

Hilal Announcement Tuesday, 20th June, 2023, will be 1st Dhu al – Hijjah, 1444AH.

Muharram 1445AH – Crescent Forecast

Hilal Update Crescent forecast for Muharram 1445/2023 According to the forecast, Thursday, 20th July, 2023, will be 1st Muharram, 1445AH For Mu’mineen who have selected to remain on the Taqleed of Marhum Ayatullah Al Khoei (RA) 1st Muharram, 1445AH, is expected to be on Wednesday, 19th July, 2023

Key Dates for Muharram 1445AH

Key Dates for Muharram 1445AH

Muharram,1445AH – Hilal Announcement

Hilal Announcement The 1st day of Muharram 1445AH will fall on Thursday, July 20 2023.

Safar 1445AH – Crescent Forecast

Hilal Update Crescent forecast for Safar 1445/2023 According to the forecast, Saturday,19 August 2023, will Insha’Allah be 1st Safar 1445AH in Europe.  

Local Nawha Creators | Register yourself

We are excited to announce the creation of a central database for creators of Nawha and Nasheed within the CoEJ communities in Europe. This initiative aims to provide a platform for up and coming poets and composers to showcase their talents and facilitate collaborations within our community. We encourage all writers (poets) and reciters (composers) […]

Hilal Statement | Rabi ul Awwal 1445AH

1st Rabi ul Awwal 1445AH will in sha Allah be on Monday 18 September 2023 in Europe.

Key dates | Rabi ul Awwal 1445AH

Key dates for the month of Rabi ul Awwal 1445AH

Rabi ul Aakher 1445AH | Hilal Statement

1st Rabi ul Aakher 1445AH will in sha Allah be on Tuesday 17 October 2023 in Europe

Rabi ul Aakher 1445AH | Hilal Announcement

1st Rabi ul Aakher 1445AH will be on Tuesday 17 October 2023 in Europe

Jamaadil Awwal | Hilal Statement

Hilal Announcement | Jamaadi ul Awwal

Hilal Statement | Jamaadi ul Aakher

1st Jamadil Aakher 1445AH will InshaAllah be on Friday 15 December 2023 in Europe

Hilal Announcement | Jamaadi ul Aakher 1445AH

Key Dates | Jamaadi ul Aakher 1445AH

Rajab 1445AH Hilal Statement

Rajab 1445AH Hilal Announcement

Community members are informed that the 1st Day of Rajab 1445AH falls on Saturday, January 13 2024.

Rajab 1445AH Key dates

Important dates for the month of Rajab 1445AH

Sha’ban 1445AH Hilal Statement

1st Sha’ban 1445AH will InshaAllah be on Monday 12 February 2024 following the completion of 30 days of Rajab in Europe.

Sha’ban 1445AH | Hilal Announcement

1st Sha’ban 1445AH is on Monday 12 February 2024, in Europe.

Sha’ban 1445AH | Key Dates

Key dates during the month of Sha’ban 1445AH (February/March 2024) Wednesday 14th February, 2024 | 3rd Sha’ban, 1445AH- Wiladat Imam Husayn (a) Thursday 15th February, 2024 | 4th Sha’ban, 1445AH – Wiladat Hadhrat Abbas Friday 16th February, 2024 | 5th Sha’ban, 1445AH- Wiladat Imam Zayn al Abideen (a) Monday 26th February, 2024 | 15th Sha’ban, […]

Ramadhan 1445AH | Hilal Statement

Hilal Statement | Ramadhan 1445AH Notice is hereby given to community members, that as per the calculations, 1st Ramadan 1445AH will inshaAllah be Tuesday 12 March 2024 in Europe. The Astronomical New moon is on Sunday 10 March 2024 at 9.22 am. The calculations for crescent sighting for London on Monday 11 March 2024 (29th […]

Fitra, Fidya & Kaffara rates | Ramadhan 2024

Fitra and Fidya rates | Ramadhan 1445AH Fidya: Euro 1.20 USD 1.30 GBP 1 SEK 13.20 CHF 1.10 Fitra: Euro 7.20 USD 7.80 GBP 6 SEK 79 CHF 6.70 Kaffara: Euro 72 USD 78 GBP 60 SEK 792 CHF 66 Your dues support education, relief funds and community development. You can pay now at coej.org/donate […]

Creator spotlight | Ramadhan 2024

The creator spotlight This initiative aims to provide a platform for up and coming poets and composers to showcase their talents and facilitate collaborations within our community. We encourage all writers (poets) and reciters (composers) of original Nawhas or Nasheeds to participate and help us build a vibrant network of creative individuals. During the months […]

Key Dates | Ramadhan 2024

Key Dates for Ramadhan 2024 Thursday 21st March, 2024 | 10th Ramadhan, 1445AH, Wafat Sayyida Khadija (a) Tuesday 26th March, 2024 | 15th Ramadhan, 1445AH, Wiladat Imam Hassan (a) Saturday 30th March, 2024 | 19th Ramadhan, 1445AH, Shab e Zarbat, Imam Ali (a) Monday 1st April, 2024 | 21st Ramadhan, 1445AH, Shahadat Imam Ali (a) […]

Ramadhan 2024 | Hilal Announcement

Hilal Announcement: Community members are informed that 1st Ramadhan 1445AH is on Tuesday, 12th March, 2024, in Europe.

Shawwal 1445AH | Hilal Statement

Hilal Statement | Shawwal 1445AH Notice is hereby given to community members, that as per the calculations, 1st Shawwal 1445AH will inshaAllah be on Wednesday 10 April 2024 in Europe. The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday 8 April 2024 at 7.22 pm The calculations for crescent sighting on Tuesday 9 April 2024 (29 Ramadan […]

Key Dates | Shawwal 2024

Key Dates for Shawwal 2024 Wednesday 10th April, 2024 | 1st Shawwal, 1445AH, Eid ul Fitr Wednesday 17th April, 2024 | 8th Shawwal, 1445AH, Yawm E Gham Saturday 4th May, 2024 | 25th Shawwal, 1445AH, Shahadat 6th Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a)

Guidelines for Partial Solar Eclipse | 8th April 2024

Guidelines for Partial Solar Eclipse | 8th April 2024 The next Solar Eclipse will be in its totality in Mexico, Canada and US on Monday 8th April 2024. However, the tail end of this eclipse will be visible only partially for a very short time in northern parts of England. According to scientific calculations, it […]

Hilal Announcement | Shawwal 2024

Community members are hereby informed that 1st Shawwal 1445AH will be on Wednesday 10 April 2024 in Europe.

Hilal Statement | Zilqaad 2024

Zilqaad 1445AH The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 8 May 2024 at 4.23 am The calculations for crescent sighting for London on Wednesday 8 May 2024 (29 Shawwal 1445AH) is as follows Sunset 8.36pm Moonset 9.43pm Crescent age 16 hours 14 minutes Time duration 1 hour 7 minutes Crescent elongation 8.48 degrees Crescent altitude […]

Key Dates | Dhu Al-Qa’dah 2024

Key Dates for Dhu Al-Qa’dah 2024 Monday 20th May, 2024 | 11th Dhu al-Qa’dah, 1445AH, Wiladat 8th Imam Ali Ridha (A) Friday 7th June, 2024 | 29th Dhu al-Qa’dah, 1445AH, Shahadat 9th Imam Muhammad Taqi (A)

Dhu al-Qadah 1445AH | Hilal Announcement

Hilal Announcement 1st Dhu al-Qadah 1445AH will be on Friday 10 May 2024 in Europe

Hilal Statement | Dhu Al-Hijjah 1445AH

Dhu Al-Hijjah 1445AH The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 6 June 2024 at 1.39am. Sighting is not possible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Friday 7 June 2024 (29 Zilqaad 1445AH ) is as follows: Sunset 9.15 pm | Moonset 11.07pm | Crescent age 31 hours 37 minutes | Time duration […]

Key Dates | Dhu Al-Hijjah 2024

Key Dates for Dhu Al-Hijjah 2024 Friday 14th June, 2024 | 7th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1445AH |  Shahadat 5th Imam Muhammad Baqir (A) Sunday 16th June, 2024 | 9th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1445AH | Shahadat Hazrat Muslim (A) & Roz e Arafat Monday 17th June, 2024 | 10th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1445AH | Eid al Adh’ha Saturday 22nd […]

Dhu al-Hijjah 1445AH | Hilal Announcement

Hilal Announcement 1st Dhu al-Hijjah 1445AH is on Saturday 8th June 2024 in Europe