Hilal Statement: Shahr Ramadhan, 1434In: TAIA (Team for Advice on Issues of Astronomy)
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Office of His Eminence Ayatullah Al-Udhma Seestani (long may he live) – in Najaf has issued a statement informing Momineen that the sighting of the Ramadhan moon crescent has been ascertained by His Eminence (long may he live) and that Wednesday “10 July 2013” the first day of Ramadhan in Iraq and Middle East.
As for the United Kingdom, European and Scandinavian countries the first day of the blessed month of Ramadhan is Thursday “11 July 2013”.
For those continuing to refer to the rulings of Marhum Ayatullah Syed Al-Khoei (May Allah be pleased with Him), the 1st Day of Shahr Ramadhan 1434 will be on Wednesday 10th July 2013, based on the ruling of Unity of Horizon and Sharing of the Night.