Despite the efforts of Many people around the Country, none were able to sight the Hilal and all reported negative sighting from the UK. We also received no news of actual sighting (Muhaqaq Ru’ayat e Basri) from the Ministry of Awqaf in Morocco in writing or from anywhere to the east of UK. Therefore we completed 30 days of Ramadhan and 1st day of Shawwal was on Saturday 18th July 2015 in accordance to the SUNNAH BASED CALENDAR Insha Allah.
Saudi Arabia had 29 days of Ramadhan and commenced the Month of Shawwal from Friday 17th July based on erroneous sighting claims by the usual witnesses but in reality to coincide with the PRE CALCULATED UMM UL QURA CALENDAR. All 9 official committees in Saudi Arabia reported negative sighting on Thursday evening.