Hilal Statement, Shawwal 1437 AH (Eid-ul-Fitr)

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Based on astronomical data and charts from various sources, the details of which are in the report below, on Tuesday 5th July 2016 it is impossible to sight the new moon with the naked eye in the UK. However, according to some of the sources, it is possible to sight the new moon on Tuesday 5th July 2016 with optical aid only, and the new moon will also be visible with the naked eye in other parts of the world.

Therefore, based on the differences in the edicts of the Marja-e-Izam and based on astronomical data, Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Shia (Europe) announces that the day of Eid-ul-Fitr for the Muqallideen of Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali al-Sistani, is on Thursday 7th July 2016.

And the day of Eid-ul-Fitr for the Muqallideen of other Maraja-e-Izam is on Wednesday 6th July 2016.

Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Shia (Europe) wishes to extend good wishes and felicitations to all Momineen on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, and we pray that all our worships, prayers and supplications during the Holy and Blessed month of Ramadhan are accepted with the Grace of Allah (s.w.t.) and that He showers His blessings and bounties upon us all, with the intercession of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and the Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.).

MOONSIGHTING REPORT FOR SHAWWAL 1437 AH (EID-UL-FITR)