After investigation and checking, the office of the Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Ataa’ bin Khaleel Abu Rushtah, has announced that a valid sighting of the New Moon of Ramadhan has taken place for the year 1433 Hijri according to the Shari’ah requirements.
Based on this good news, the night of Thursday 19th July 2012 is determined as the first night of Ramadhan, and our first fast commences on Friday 20th August 2012.
This is what the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered us when he صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
“Whenever you sight the new moon (of the month of Ramadhan) observe fast, and when you sight it (the new moon of Shawwal) break it, and if the sky is cloudy for you, then observe fast for thirty days.” [Sahih Muslim. HADITH No 2378. Narrated by Abu Hurayrah]
Please remember the ummah in your duas who are suffering under occupation, poverty and oppression throughout the world.
We pray to Allah سبحانه وتعالى that next Ramadhan is performed under the shade of the Khilafah with the Khaleefah of all the Muslims making the moonsighting announcement.