Announcement for Eid Al-Fitr 1437


In His Name, the Most High,

There have been verified sightings of the new crescent on the night of Tuesday 5th July 2016 in the Middle East, and although it is not possible to view the moon with the naked eye in the United Kingdom, it is possible to sight it with optical aids.

On this basis, we can confirm that according to the jurisprudential opinion of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamanei, tomorrow, Wednesday 6th July 2016 will be the first of Shawwal and therefore Eid Al-Fitr in the Middle East, America, Africa, Australia, and most of Southern and Central Europe including Denmark and the United Kingdom. Scandinavian countries, excluding Denmark, would have Eid Al-Fitr on Thursday 7th July 2016 according to the opinion of Ayatollah Khamenei, as the moon cannot be sighted with optical aids in these regions. 

As for the jurisprudential opinion of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani, Eid Al-Fitr will be on Wednesday 6th July 2016 in the Middle East, United States, Africa, and Australia. As for the United Kingdom, Central and Northern Europe (including Scandinavia), Eid Al-Fitr will be on Thursday 7th July 2016, unless there is a verified local sighting which is unlikely.

The maps are available below:




May Allah bless you and your family on this Eid and insha’Allah hasten the return of the Imam (atf).

For this year Zakat Al-Fitra is estimated at £4.

Wasalaamu Alaikum

AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM)
Tuesday 5th July 2016
29th Ramadan 1437


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