Check when will be the beginning of Rabi’ At-thani, the fourth month of the Hijri Calendar.
The Hijri Calendar is a lunar one, meaning that months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. And since this type of calendars is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Rabi’ At-thani and all Hijri months migrate throughout the seasons.
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 6:53 UTC. The moon will be seen in the western hemisphere only with different difficulties based on location.
On Friday, December 30, the new crescent can be seen in the majority of the globe and the Muslim World except the northernmost Muslim countries and Oceania.
The entire world will easily see the newborn crescent of the month Rabi’ At-thani on Saturday December 31.
This means that Friday is considered to be the beginning of Rabi’ At-thani.
May Allah bless all your days and months.