Eid Announcement 2017

The Imam Ali (AS) Center is honored to make this announcement regarding Eid.


Firstly, it is important to note that the Islamic calendar is a matter of Islamic law, and as such is decided by experts within the field of Islamic Law, whom we refer to as “Maraja”.

The two most senior Marja’ today being Ayatollah Sistani and Ayatollah Khamenei, may God lengthen both of their lives.


As can be seen from the Diagram, the moon is not possible to be seen in the UK on Saturday.


The moon is not possible to be sighted in the UK on Saturday evening, meaning that the last day of Ramadhan will be on Sunday, totaling the 30 days.


The moon can easily be spotted on Sunday in the UK, meaning that Monday is the new lunar month, the month of Shawal, and so Eid is on Monday.

Therefore Monday will be the first of Shawal for both the followers of Ayatollah Sistani and Ayatollah Khamenei.

Prayers will be at 9am on Monday, please arrive promptly, and congratulations on your fasting.


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