On Monday 6th June a Statement was published by AhlulBayt Islamic Mission regarding the beginning of holy month of Ramadan in United Kingdom.
The statement is as follow:
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Message regarding the first of Shahr Ramadan 1437 in the United Kingdom:
A number of messages have been received requesting clarification on the beginning of Shahr Ramadan. May Allah bless all the believers who are eagerly awaiting this month.
Please take note of the following:
There have been no sightings of the new crescent on the night of Sunday 5th June in the United Kingdom, and astrological data suggests it is impossible to view the new crescent both with the naked eye and with the use of equipment; therefore Monday 6th June will be the last day of Sha’ban and Tuesday will be the first day of Shahr Ramadan 1437 according to Ayatollah Khamenei.
As for Ayatollah Sistani, Monday 6th June 2016 is the 29th Sha’ban and as such confirmation will be tonight dependent on a sighting of the new crescent with the naked eye. Although it is likely that Shahr Ramadan will begin on Tuesday for the followers of Ayatollah Sistani, we still await confirmation.
May Allah bless everyone and reward them abundantly for the acts of worship in this month and may Allah hasten in the appearance of the Imam of our time.
Wa Min Allah Al-Tawfiq.
AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM)
Monday 6th June 2016 / 30th Sha’ban 1437