Yogyakarta- In presentation given by the Legal Affairs Committee and vice chairman of Muhammadiyah Oman Tajdid Faturrahman, some countries determining 1 Shawwal 1432 H on August 30, 2011 has been predicted earlier.
In calculating thenew moon wujudul hilal reckoning professed by Muhammadiyah, countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the actual sighting of the moon has been in existence on August 29, 2011, to that when using a method which is not far from the method wujudul hilal, then 1 Syawal would be next day of August 30, 2011. Only for the case of Saudi Arabia there is little difference, on the line which limits new moon form, split between the cities of Mecca and Medina, "To Mecca according to the line, new moon is already in existance, and vice versa for the city of Medina Hilal has not even been formed, and it is due to outline the moon which does not form a straight vertical, "he explained.
Here aresome countries that have determined 1 Shawwal 1432 H on August 30, 2011: Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, New York, California, Hawaii, London, Holland, Egypt, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Australia, Jordan, Russia, Turkey, Ireland, Hong Kong
(trans by hm-uhamka)