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Muharram 1437H Announcement

Muharram 1437H Announcement:

‘On Monday, 13th October 2015 (29 Dhul Hijjah 1436 AH) many people from throughout UK have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Muharram after sunset.

Wifaqul Ulama announces that the Moon was not sighted anywhere in UK, South Africa or Morocco, therefore the start of Muharram 1437 is from Thursday, the 15th of October. Ashura (10th of Muharram) will correspond to Saturday the 24th of October, 2015)’ – Taken from the Wifaqul Ulama wesbsite.

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Moon Sighting Report – Sha’ban 1433

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

Today marks the 1st of Sha’ban 1433. There were positive moon sighting reports from Morocco and South Africa last night and therefore the month of Sha’ban has now commenced.

May Allah grant us a long enough life span to meet the month of Ramadan with open arms insha Allah.




Abu Zaynah


The Virtues of the month of Rajab: Articles and Links

Assalamu Alaikum,

Alhamdu Lillah we have just started the month of Rajab, which is one of the sacred months in Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) would begin his preparations for Ramadhan from this month with the following Dua:

“Allahuma Barik lana fi Rajaba wa Sha’bana wa ballighna Ramadhan”

Translated as follows:

“O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan.” (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings).

[Mentioned by Abu’ Nu’aim in the ‘Hilya’ from Anas Ibn Malik] Continue reading The Virtues of the month of Rajab: Articles and Links