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Official Ramadan 2019 Discussion Thread

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2 hours ago, aaaz1618 said:

And so begins the annual debate :einstein:

From what I read, you can only see the moon with an optical aid tonight in Rabat, everywhere else will see it tomorrow night. 

...So turns out first fast is tomorrow...

Optical aid... My left elbow.

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Got the following whatsapp message

*United Kingdom Advisory on Start of Ramadan 1440*

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

Followers of Ayatollah Khamenei are to start Ramadan tomorrow (Monday 6th May 2019) further to the likely citing of the new crescent this evening with optical aids. 

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

Followers of Ayatollah Sistani are to start Ramadan on Tuesday 7th May 2019 given that there is no possibility of citing the moon with the naked eye. 

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

Ahlul Bayt Islamic Mission (AIM)
5th May 2019

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3 hours ago, Propaganda_of_the_Deed said:

Got the following whatsapp message

*United Kingdom Advisory on Start of Ramadan 1440*

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

Followers of Ayatollah Khamenei are to start Ramadan tomorrow (Monday 6th May 2019) further to the likely citing of the new crescent this evening with optical aids. 

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

Followers of Ayatollah Sistani are to start Ramadan on Tuesday 7th May 2019 given that there is no possibility of citing the moon with the naked eye. 

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

Ahlul Bayt Islamic Mission (AIM)
5th May 2019

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.

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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. 

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5 hours ago, Propaganda_of_the_Deed said:

Followers of Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Khoei are also to start Ramadan tomorrow (Monday 6th May 2019) given that it will likely share the night with areas that will cite the new crescen

Salam , Imam Khamenei followers in Iran will start month of Ramadan from Tuesday because by optical aid moon crescent not seen tonight & Monday is last day of Sha’ban that people can do periferal or Qaza fast.

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On 5/5/2019 at 1:30 PM, KnowledgeSeeker36 said:

Is that only for Sistani? Any more news on Khamenei anyone? Is he still Monday? 

Salam for Imam Khamenei followers month of Ramadan will start from Tuesday.

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On 5/5/2019 at 1:31 PM, Ashvazdanghe said:

Salam for Imam Khamenei followers month of Ramadan will start from Tuesday.

In Iran, yes. He has a representative in California I believe, who will check tonight and be the deciding factor for the Americas.

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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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Imam Khamenei to attend Quranic session on 1st day of Ramadan

http://en.abna24.com/news//Imam-Khamenei-to-attend-quranic-session-on-1st-day-of-ramadan_939648.html

May 5, 2019 - 7:58 PM News Code : 939648 Source : IQNALink: 

Imam Khamenei to attend Quranic session on 1st day of Ramadan

 

A Qur'an recitation session will be held in presence of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. 

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): A Qur'an recitation session will be held in presence of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. 

A large number of members of Iran’s Quranic community, including Qur'an masters, Qaris, memorizers, eulogists and others, will attend the Quranic event at the Imam Khomeini (رضي الله عنه) Hosseiniya (religious center) in Tehran. 

Several top Qaris, including Iran’s representative in this year’s international Qur'an competition of Malaysia, will recite verses from the Holy Qur'an during the program. 

It will be broadcast live on the Qur'an TV and the Qur'an Radio. 

The Leader will address the gathering and the program will conclude with congregational prayers led by Ayatollah Khamenei and Iftar (fast breaking). 

Such a gathering is held every year on the first day of the holy month in presence of the Leader. 

 

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start of month of Ramadan with Israeli bomb in Gaza

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25 minutes ago, realizm said:

:salam:

I highly doubt they will.

What happens to everyone thinking Ramadhan is on Tuesday? Essentially, the majority of the Muslim world and maybe a large minority and or 50% of Shias (following Sayed Khomeini, Khamamnei, Khoi) will be doing it on Monday, whilst followers of Sayed Sistani think it is on Tuesday.

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In spite of astronomical data suggesting possibility of sighting the new crescent on this night of Sunday 5th May 2019, there have been no verified sighting of the moon in the horizon near the United Kingdom.

Based on this, Monday 6th May 2019 is the 30th Shaban and Tuesday 7th May 2019 is the first of Ramadan in the United Kingdom for the followers of Ayatollah Khameini, Ayatollah Sistani Ayatollah Khoei and Imam Khomeini.

From AIM's most recent update regarding United Kingdom

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