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Eid Al Fitr Shawwāl 1441 Announcements

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"In the Name of the Most High
Praise be to Allah Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be upon Mohammad and his pure household
According to the announcement from the office of H. E. Ayatullah Seestani (long may he live) in the holy city of Najaf, Sunday is the last day of Ramadhan, and Monday 25 May is the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr in the United Kingdom, Scandinavian countries, most of Europe and Middle East."

http://najaf.org/english/

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43 minutes ago, Diaz said:

Here we go again, I follow sayid sistani while my father’s family follow sayid khamenei , what should I do now? XD

Khameini's announcement was only for Iran [edit: so far]. So maybe it doesn't extends to the Gulf countries, or elsewhere in the Middle East. Edit: But I'm not sure. I don't know.

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It is on Sunday, May 24th in all regions for followers of Ayt. Sayyid Kamal al-Haydari & Ayt. Sayyid Muhammad Hussain Fadlallah (as they both use astronomical calculations unlike other maraji). Sources: http://alhaydari.com/ar/2020/05/69146/, http://english.bayynat.org/News/News_18052020.htm

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15 minutes ago, AmirioTheMuzzy said:

Khameini's announcement was only for Iran [edit: so far]. So maybe it doesn't extends to the Gulf countries, or elsewhere in the Middle East. Edit: But I'm not sure. I don't know.

Yeah but all the Shi’a in gulf who follow sayid khamenei will celebrate eid on Sunday 24th.

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51 minutes ago, AmirioTheMuzzy said:

Khameini's announcement was only for Iran [edit: so far]. So maybe it doesn't extends to the Gulf countries, or elsewhere in the Middle East. Edit: But I'm not sure. I don't know.

If we go by the fatwa we saw:

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If sighting the new moon is proven, say, in California, it is also proven for all cities or places where the probability of sighting the new moon equals, or is more than, that of California.

Then the sighting counts for almost every place West of Iran (look at the visibility curves on the moon sightings maps). That's assuming that is how we determine chance of sighting, which I think I've settled with. Previous fatawa say the same except with the specific California example. Another fatwa says:

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Q 832: If the crescent marking the beginning of Shawwāl is not observed in a city by the local people but the radio or television
announces the beginning of Shawwāl, should the local people act upon the radio announcement, or should they ascertain by
investigating whether Shawwāl has commenced?
A: If the radio or television announcement makes them feel sure that Shawwāl has
commenced, or there is a decree by the Jurist Leader announcing the beginning of
Shawwāl, then there is no need for further investigation.

Basically: it's Ramadan everyone for Seyyed Al Qa2ed. Also:

 

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Anyways, for North America, Seyyed Sistani followers will need to wait. Eid Mubarak to everyone though!

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6 minutes ago, 7ssein said:

Then the sighting counts for almost every place West of Iran (look at the visibility curves on the moon sightings maps). That's assuming that is how we determine chance of sighting, which I think I've settled with. Previous fatawa say the same except with the specific California example. Another fatwa says:

Salaaam, I thought we were supposed to be looking at horizons. 

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Eid Mubarak to my brothers and sisters on ShiaChat. 

What a strange Ramadan it has been, but at least I didn't follow Saudi Arabia this year! (those of you, if any, who remember me will remember).

Stay safe everyone.

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15 minutes ago, KnowledgeSeeker36 said:

Salaaam, I thought we were supposed to be looking at horizons. 

Well then you define horizon, which Imam Khamenei defines as:

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Q 835: What is meant by sameness of horizon?
A: It means to be equal as far as possibility/impossibility of sighting the moon crescent is
concerned.

 

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2 minutes ago, 7ssein said:

Well then you define horizon, which Imam Khamenei defines as:

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Q 835: What is meant by sameness of horizon?
A: It means to be equal as far as possibility/impossibility of sighting the moon crescent is
concerned.

 

I see this: 

Q 835: What is meant by sameness of horizon?
A: When certain areas are located on the same longitude, they are said to share the same horizon.

from: http://www.khamenei.de/imam_gb/books/ajvab.pdf

Page 132. Am I using an improper source? 

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45 minutes ago, KnowledgeSeeker36 said:

I see this: 

Q 835: What is meant by sameness of horizon?
A: When certain areas are located on the same longitude, they are said to share the same horizon.

from: http://www.khamenei.de/imam_gb/books/ajvab.pdf

Page 132. Am I using an improper source? 

Probably an old opinion, that sure I don't think is official (it definitely looks old lol). Use leader.ir

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In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1441 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر شوال ١٤٤١ هـ 

To the respected believers in North America,

Peace be upon you.

The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Sunday, May 24th, 2020 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 in Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia.

Eid Mubarak! We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary General

ZAKAT AL-FITRAH 2020

The estimated recommended value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2020, in the United States, is US $10.00 per eligible person.

To pay Zakat al-Fitrah online, click here.

Important Islamic Events this Month:
1 Shawwal 
(May 24)
Eid al-Fitr
8 Shawwal
(May 31)
Destruction of al-Baqi, 1344 A.H.
25 Shawwal
(Jun 17)
Martyrdom of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 148 A.H.

Note:

  • This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America to help in identifying the beginning of the Hijri months.   
  • To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.  
  • To read Frequently Asked Questions about the Announcements of the Crescent Committee, click here

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established during the seventh annual conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, and has been providing monthly sighting announcements to the North American Shia Muslim communities since 2007.  The Council adopts/renews its members on an annual basis.  

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2 hours ago, Diaz said:

Here we go again, I follow sayid sistani while my father’s family follow sayid khamenei , what should I do now? XD

As a muqallid doing taqlid to Ayatollah Sistani, you follow his rulings and announcements, regardless of your father’s family. 

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4 hours ago, Diaz said:

Here we go again, I follow sayid sistani while my father’s family follow sayid khamenei , what should I do now? XD

Could you just be truthful with your Mother and tell her you follow another marja and he says Eid is Monday? Wouldn't it be good to tell her? Will she hate you for that? 

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2 hours ago, KnowledgeSeeker36 said:

Am I using an improper source? 

http://khamenei.de/imam_gb/index.html
"khamenei.de is not an official site of Imam Khamene'i (hafizahuallah), it is only a humble work of some of his  [muqallideen] in Germany. See the links to the official sites of Imam Khamene'i."

It seems that it predates the official translations available on the web.

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Salam. A link to a German website has been removed from the OP. The English side of www.leader.ir is scrolling the following important notification:

This is to announce that only the contents of www.leader.ir and www.Khamenei.ir websites are confirmed by the Office of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

 

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13 minutes ago, AmirioTheMuzzy said:

@OrthodoxTruth For what region is that statement of Ayt. Sayyid Sadiq al-Husayni al-Shirazi?

There’s no specification therefore I reckon for everywhere. Otherwise it would of been specified. Ayatollah Sistani also ruled Eid al-Fitr to be on Monday. 

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3 minutes ago, OrthodoxTruth said:

Otherwise it would of been specified. Ayatollah Sistani also ruled Eid al-Fitr to be on Monday. 

For all Shi'ite believers in Northern America it is tomorrow (Sunday, May 24th).

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4 minutes ago, OrthodoxTruth said:

There’s no specification therefore I reckon for everywhere. Otherwise it would of been specified. Ayatollah Sistani also ruled Eid al-Fitr to be on Monday. 

In North America there have been multiple confirmed sightings by naked eye (Montreal, North Carolina, etc) all by Shia brothers, so it wouldn't make sense to be everywhere. Does Seyyed Shirazi have an office in North America at all?

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8 hours ago, OrthodoxTruth said:

As a muqallid doing taqlid to Ayatollah Sistani, you follow his rulings and announcements, regardless of your father’s family. 

That’s what I’m doing, I am the only one who is fasting. 
 

7 hours ago, ShiaChat Mod said:

Could you just be truthful with your Mother and tell her you follow another marja and he says Eid is Monday? Wouldn't it be good to tell her? Will she hate you for that? 

My mother is Sunni, she doesn’t know what’s the meaning of Marja. 

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31 minutes ago, AmirioTheMuzzy said:

Surely your father could explain it to her? Apologies for being intrusive. 

It’s ok brother, My father doesn’t follow any Marja. And they don’t know that I follow sayid Sistani. 
 

Edit:- Anyway, 2 hrs left for me to break my fast. It doesn’t matter now. 

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Imam Khamenei pardons, commutes sentences of more than 3700 convicts

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Ayatollah Khamenei on Saturday agreed to a request by Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi to pardon or reduce the sentences of 3721 eligible inmates convicted by courts of common pleas, the Islamic Revolution tribunals, the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces and the State Discretionary Punishment Organization.

https://en.abna24.com/news//imam-khamenei-pardons-commutes-sentences-of-more-than-3700-convicts_1039890.html

Iran's President felicitates leaders of Islamic countries on Eid al-Fitr

https://en.abna24.com/news//irans-president-felicitates-leaders-of-islamic-countries-on-eid-al-fitr_1039891.html

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