QCH: AUGUST 12 IS THE FIRST DAY OF DHUL-HIJJA

The first day of the Hijri month of ‘Dhul-Hijja 1439 AH’ will be Sunday, August 12, 2018, as the new crescent of the month will be born on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 12:59 pm Doha local time (9:59 am Universal Time), according to astronomical calculations by Qatar Calendar House (QCH).

The set time of Dhul-Hijja’s new crescent over Doha sky on Saturday, August 11, will be 6:23 pm Doha local time, while the sunset time will be at 6:12 pm Doha local time. This means the new crescent will set 11 minutes after sunset time over Doha sky, while the new crescent will set 10 to 12 minutes after sunset time over sky of Two Holy Mosques (Makkah and Medina) and other Gulf countries.

Source: Government of Qatar