Hilal Statement: Safar 1439AH – London, UKIn: TAIA (Team for Advice on Issues of Astronomy)
The next new moon occurs on Thursday, 19th October, 2017, at 20:12 BST. On this day it cannot be seen with the unaided eye in any part of the world.
On Friday, 20th October, 2017, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in Central and South America, and possibly in parts of Africa
On Saturday, 21st October, 2017, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in the rest of the world, including Europe
For the Muqallideen of Ayatullah ul Uzama Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him) expect 1st Safar, 1439AH, to be on Sunday, 22nd October, 2017.
Important dates for this month:
Saturday 28th October, 7th Safar Shahadat Day – Imam Hassan (A)
Tuesday 31st October, 10th Safar Shahadat Day – Bibi Sakina (A)
Thursday 9th November, 19th Safar Eve of Arabaeen
Friday 10th November, 20th Safar Day of Arbaeen – 40th Day after Ashura
Saturday 18th November, 28th Safar Shahadat Day – Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
Sunday 19th November, 29th Safar Shahadat Day – Imam Ali Ridha (A)