The Imam Ali (AS) Centre of High Wycombe would like to congratulate everyone on the imminent arrival of the month of Ramadan.
O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous – (2:183)
..And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.” (2:184)
The decision of when the new month starts is a matter of Islamic law. You should therefore refer to your appointed expert in Islamic law, we have given the rulings based on the two most popular scholars, Ayatollah Sistani and Ayatollah Khamenei.
According to the jurisprudential opinion of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, tomorrow, Saturday 27th May 2017 will be the first of Shahr Ramadan in the United Kingdom, Middle East, North and South America, Africa, Pakistan, India, Australia, and most of Southern and Central Europe including Denmark. Other Scandinavian countries excluding Denmark will start Shahr Ramadan on Sunday 28th May 2017 according to the opinion of Ayatollah Khamenei, as the moon cannot be sighted with optical aids in those regions.
As for the jurisprudential opinion of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani, Shahr Ramadan will start on Saturday 27th May 2017 in North and South America, Africa, Pakistan, India, Southern Europe, France, the Gulf states, Iran and Iraq. As for the United Kingdom, Northern Europe and Scandinavia, Shahr Ramadan will be on Sunday 28th May 2017 as per the opinions of Ayatollah Sistani, who requires a moon sighting with the naked eye.
Every day in the Month of Ramadan we plan to have a complete program which starts at 8pm, this includes, Quran, a Lecture in English on relevant topics, the Evening Prayers and Food. Please do try to attend.
This is based on the Moon sighting information and calculations, an example of which is below :