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Official Ramadan 2019 Discussion Thread

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On 5/5/2019 at 11:17 AM, notme said:

According to astronomical software, the moon will be 4% illuminated Sunday night, and will set at 8:49 pm at my location. Sunset will be at 7:57 pm, and nautical twilight begins at 8:26, therefore, it is possible that the crescent will be visible Sunday night, if conditions are good, and Monday will be the first fast of Ramadan.

It is overcast here right now. 

Ramadan mubarak, shiachat members and visitors, whichever day it begins for you. 

I misread the astronomical chart. Actually the moon will only be 1% illuminated tonight, so even in ideal conditions there is almost no possibility of sighting Sunday night. 

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4 hours ago, 7ssein said:

This is also on their Facebook, so it's legit.

It's also likely to be the same case for the Americas, not just the United Kingdom.

Salam,

The information on aimislam.com is slightly different. It seems to be indicating that Tuesday is likely to be the 1st of Ramadan for followers of Imam Khamenei. I do not see any post on the aimislam facebook page regarding this. Anyone who has any clarification, this would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.aimislam.com/United Kingdom-advisory-on-start-of-Ramadan-1440/amp/

My heartfelt congratulations to you all for reaching this blessed month.

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On 5/5/2019 at 3:40 PM, Taqwaheart said:

Salam,

The information on aimislam.com is slightly different. It seems to be indicating that Tuesday is likely to be the 1st of Ramadan for followers of Imam Khamenei. I do not see any post on the aimislam facebook page regarding this. Anyone who has any clarification, this would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.aimislam.com/United Kingdom-advisory-on-start-of-Ramadan-1440/amp/

My heartfelt congratulations to you all for reaching this blessed month.

It seems they removed the post from Facebook.

According to this link, they are awaiting news from regions which share their horizon. So, if any of Imam Khamenei's representatives can see it tonight in an area which shares a horizon with the United Kingdom, tomorrow will be the first day of Ramadan. Now we wait.

Does anyone know if we see the moon ourselves, if it is sufficient, or must it be a scholar?

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Guest Zayn

Salaam,

There have been no verified sighting of the moon on this night that would share a horizon with the United Kingdom and as such both followers of Ayatollah Khamenei and Ayatollah Sistani will start Ramadan on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

Followers of Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Khoei are likely to start Ramadan tomorrow (Monday 6th May 2019) given that it will likely share the night with areas that will sight the new crescent in South America.

https://www.aimislam.com/United Kingdom-advisory-on-start-of-Ramadan-1440/amp/

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3 hours ago, Guest Zayn said:

Salaam,

There have been no verified sighting of the moon on this night that would share a horizon with the United Kingdom and as such both followers of Ayatollah Khamenei and Ayatollah Sistani will start Ramadan on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

Followers of Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Khoei are likely to start Ramadan tomorrow (Monday 6th May 2019) given that it will likely share the night with areas that will sight the new crescent in South America.

https://www.aimislam.com/United Kingdom-advisory-on-start-of-Ramadan-1440/amp/

Any news on the Americas?

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12 minutes ago, Propaganda_of_the_Deed said:

 

 

Also from AIM

It seems to have changed to even Sayed Sistani followers!

"There has been a confirmed optical sighting in Toronto Canada and a naked eye sighting in Detroit United States on Sunday 5th May meaning the followers of Ayatollah Khamenei and Ayatollah Sistani in Northern and Southern America have Ramadan on Monday 6th May 2019."

Also from AIM.

 

Edit: It seems to have been removed?

Edited by 7ssein

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Just received the following email:

The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Monday, May 6th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Ramadan, 1440 A.H. for the United States and southern parts of Canada.

This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 from many locations in southern and western states.

Ramadan Mubarak! 

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10 minutes ago, 7ssein said:

Shahr Ramadan Mubarak for those who live in the US and Canada. 

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9 hours ago, Hameedeh said:

Shahr Ramadan Mubarak for those who live in the US and Canada. 

Correction: Shahr Ramadan Mubarak for those who live in the US and southern parts of Canada. Please consult your fellow Muslims in your local community. 

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:salam:

Ramadhan Mubarak.

Fadhlallah muqallid, calculation method = starting fast  today monday 6.

I also want to point out that the moon was seen yesterday Sunday by optical aid in La Rochelle, France by specalists. So I am afraid offices of Sayid Khamenei in Europe is wrong. Not claiming to know better, but this is a fact. Offices of maraji` in Europe are centralised in mostly northern countries and everyone takes their info from them, which surely leads to innacuracies like here.

This claims the moon was seen even though it was hard. 

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28 minutes ago, realizm said:

:salam:

Ramadhan Mubarak.

Fadhlallah muqallid, calculation method = starting fast  today monday 6.

I also want to point out that the moon was seen yesterday Sunday by optical aid in La Rochelle, France by specalists. So I am afraid offices of Sayid Khamenei in Europe is wrong. Not claiming to know better, but this is a fact. Offices of maraji` in Europe are centralised in mostly northern countries and everyone takes their info from them, which surely leads to innacuracies like here.

This claims the moon was seen even though it was hard. 

Interesting, I wonder if his offices in Europe will make another announcement, or if they'll ignore it.

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