Most of the UK had heavy rain on Monday evening, so all the groups who attempted a sighting, all reported negative sighting. We have not received any news of actual sighting (Muhaqaq Ru’ayat e Basri) from anywhere to the East of UK. Therefore we completed 30 days of Shawwal and the 1st day of Dhul Qa’dah in the United Kingdom in accordance to the SUNNAH BASED CALENDAR will be from Wednesday 27th August 2014 Insha Allah.
Saudi Arabia on occasions of Dhul Qa'dah normally follow the Umm ul Qura calendar, however they seem to be uncertain on what to do this year as conflicting reports are coming out from Saudi Arabia. According to a calendar hung in Masjid Al Nabbawi Al Shareef it was the 1st of Dhul Qa’dah on Tuesday 26th of August. According to Umm ul Qura Calendar it is the 1st today. This appears as though it is an attempt to avoid Yawmul Arafah falling on Friday as was scheduled per the Umm ul Qura Calendar. We sincerely hope and pray this is not the case.
Unfortunately the Saudi following CMC in the UK are silent on the issue. THIS NEWS IS RATHER STRANGE AS THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF 1ST OF Shawwal (Eid ul Fitr) was made before Maghrib on the 29th of Ramadhan!
On Monday the 25th of August there has been NO Reports of sighting from anywhere in the world, so we are anxiously waiting for confirmation of the Saudi decision which Saudi following bodies should have received if, as they claim they have direct contact with the Supreme Court with witness statements and their names as demanded from us on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr.