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Eid Al-Fitr Announcement 2017

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Based on verified sightings of the moon with the naked eye in Brazil on this night, the month of Shawwal will begin as follows:

For the followers of Ayatollah Khamenei, Eid Al-Fitr will be on Sunday 25th June in Northern and Southern America, and on Monday 26th June for the rest of the world.

As for the followers of Ayatollah Sistani, Eid Al-Fitr will be on Sunday 25th June in Southern America and parts of the United States including California, Southwest of Texas, Lower Arizona, and Lower New Mexico. Other more northern parts of the United States and Canada cannot sight the moon with the naked eye and will have Eid on Monday 26th June with the rest of the world.

Followers of scholars who believe in the ‘Unity of Horizons’ such as Ayatollah Khoei will have Eid Al-Fitr on Sunday 25th June for all those that share the same night as Brazil.

The maps below shows the possibility of moon sightings on night of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017:

We congratulate the Muslim Ummah on this auspicious occasion and ask the Almighty Allah to reward us for our efforts.

Saturday 24th June 2017

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