Announcement on Start of Ramadan 1440

*This page will continually be updated as new information is received.

In His Name, the Most High

In spite of astronomical data suggesting possibility of sighting the new crescent on this night of Sunday 5th May 2019 in some parts of Europe there have been no sightings of the moon.

Based on this, Monday 6th May 2019 is the 30th Shaban and Tuesday 7th May 2019 is the first of Ramadan for the followers of Ayatollah Khamenei and Ayatollah Sistani in UK.

There have been confirmed sightings in North America on Sunday 5th May meaning the followers of Ayatollah Khamenei and Ayatollah Sistani in Northern America have Ramadan on Monday 6th May 2019. This also means followers of Ayatollah Khoei, Shaheed Sadr and Ayatollah Haeri in the UK will start Ramadan on Monday due to these confirmed sightings in North America which share the night with the UK.

There have also been verified sightings in Western Africa including Nigeria based on information from the office of Shaykh Zakzaky.

This is the information as is available to us at the present time (3.19am) and Allah knows best.

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

Wasalaamu Alaikum

Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission (AIM)

5th May 2019

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