In His Name the Most High
Salaamu Alaikum Warahmat Allah,
Eid Mubarak from AIM!
The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) would like to extend the warmest of felicities on the blessed occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. May Allah [swt] accept the worship of believers in all parts of the globe, safeguard the oppressed, further provide for the poor and hasten the return of the Imam of our time [atf].
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei has declared tomorrow 31st August 2011, the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic Republic of Iran, after the moon sightings were confirmed in according with the opinion of His Eminence. Thereafter, the Islamic Centre of England announced that tomorrow Wednesday 31st August 2011 is the first day of Shawwal in the United Kingdom based on the possibility of sighting the moon by telescope in the region.
For those following Ayatollah Sistani, tomorrow Wednesday 31st August 2011 will be the first day of Shawwal in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf, Iraq and this extends to other regions including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Australia, and the United States. As for Europe, including the United Kingdom, the first day of Shawwal will be Thursday 1st September 2011.
For this year Zakat Al-Fitra is estimated at 4 GBP or 6.5 USD per person.
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Wa Min Allah Al-Tawfiq.