Advisory for the beginning of Ramadan 1439

In His Name, the Most High

Congratulations to the Muslim world on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

There have been no sightings of the moon with the naked eye or with equipment anywhere in the world on the night of Tuesday 15th May 2018.

There is a very high likelihood of sighting the new crescent with the naked eye on the night of Wednesday 16th May 2018 in almost all parts of the world.

Based on the above information, and based on getting the confirmation of an actual sighting on Wednesday night, then according to the jurisprudential opinions of Ayatollah Khamenei, Ayatollah Sistani, Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Khoei, Thursday 17th May 2018 will be the first of Shahr Ramadan in the United Kingdom and across the world.

The map below shows the possibility of moon sightings on the nights of Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May 2018:

We ask the Almighty Allah to shower His blessings on the believers and pray that He accepts our acts of worship during this Holy Month.

Wasalaamu Alaikum

Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission (AIM)

15th May 2018

28th Shaban 1439

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