EID AL-FITR ANNOUNCEMENT
In accordance with the edicts of Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali al-Sistani and guidance from his office, Sunday 24 May 2020 will be the final day of the holy month of Ramadhan for those in the UK, as well as most of Europe (excluding southern regions such as Spain and Porgual), and Monday 25 May 2020 will be the first day of Shawwal and the day of Eid al-Fitr.
In accordance with the edicts of Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali al-Khamenei and guidance from his office, and in accordance with the edicts of those Maraji’ who allow the acceptance of New Moon sighting reports from any part of the world or the majority of the world, such as Marhoom Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Abul-Qasim al-Khoei, tomorrow, Sunday 24 May 2020, will be the first of Shawwal and day of Eid al-Fitr.
We pray to the Almighty in humility that He accepts our fasts, supplications, recitations and all acts of worship during the Holy Month of Ramadhan, with the intercession of the Ahl al-Bayt (a.s.), and that He showers us with blessings and bounties on the day of Eid. We pray to Him that he increases our tawfeeqat to continue to do good deeds for the year to come until the next month of Ramadhan. We pray to Him to remove the difficulties of those believers around the world who are under harsh and difficult times, to cure the ill and sick, to remove the Covid-19 epidemic that has plagued the world and has affected many people, especially the poor, and we pray to Him to hasten the reappearance of the Imam of our time, Al-Hujjah Al-Mahdi (a.s.), and that we are counted amongst his true and loyal followers.
Office of Majlis Ulama-e-Imamiyya (Europe)
23 May 2020