ILOA Galaxy Forum SEA 2014 -- Muhammad Faizal AEC

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ILOA Galaxy Forum SEA 2014 -- Muhammad Faizal AEC

  1. 1. The New Moon for Singapore Muslims Muhammad Faizal CEO Alnitak Enrichment Centre
  2. 2. • Hijrah Calendar • Sighting • Calculation • MABIMS • Singapore Scope
  3. 3. Hijrah Calendar • Started on Friday, 16 Jul 622 CE • Pure Lunar Calendar • 12 Months • 28 or 29 days per month • 354/355 days in a year
  4. 4. 12 Months • Muharram • Safar • Rabiulawal • Rabiulakhir • Jamidulawal • Jamidulakhir • Rejab • Syaaban • Ramadan • Syawal • Zulkaedah • Zulhijjah
  5. 5. Sighting
  6. 6. When to observe • 29th evening • before sunset • Western horizon
  7. 7. Calculations • Many Criteria • Moonset - Sunset • Conjunction • Visibility
  8. 8. MABIMS Unofficial meeting of Ministers in charge of Religion of Negara Brunei Darussalaam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore
  9. 9. MABIMS Criteria 1. Age of Moon at Moonset is 8h or 2. Moon’s altitude at sunset >2 deg and 3. Elongation > 3 deg
  10. 10. Based on astronomical calculations, and in accordance with the criteria of the visibility of the crescent moon (imkanur rukyah), the new moon was at the horizon of Singapore for 13 minutes, after the sun sets this evening. Thus, I am pleased to announce that the first day of the month of Zulhijjah 1434H falls tomorrow, Sunday, 06 October 2013. This means Eiduladha or Hari Raya Haji, which is on the tenth day of Zulhijjah falls on Tuesday, 15 October 2013.

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