Sighting the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah 1438 – High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia

Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia, inviting local Muslims to search for the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah 1438, this Monday evening, 29 Dhul-Qi’dah (21 August, 2017).

Whoever sights the new moon – either with the naked eye or using a telescope or binoculars, is advised to promptly inform the local Sharee’ah court of their sighting, in shaa.-Allaah.

In the event the new moon is not sighted this evening, then the search will resume again tomorrow evening, Tuesday 30 Dhul-Qi’dah (22 August, 2017), in shaa.-Allaah.

We shall hasten to publish news of the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah 1438 as soon as we receive the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia, in shaa.-Allaah.