Hilal Advice Received: 26 May 2017In: TAIA (Team for Advice on Issues of Astronomy)
The following has been received from the Office of Ayatullah ul-Uzama Syed Sistani (long may he live):
In the Name of the Most High
After sunset on Friday 26 May, the sighting of the moon crescent with the naked eye for the holy month of Ramadhan, in Iraq, the surrounding regions, the United Kingdom, European and Scandinavian countries, has not been ascertained by His Eminence Sayyid Seestani (long may he live). Therefore, Saturday will be the last day of the month of Sha’ban and Sunday 28 May will be the first day of the month of Ramadhan.
We ask Allah Almighty to let this month be a blessing for all Muslims. Allah is the All Compassionate All Merciful