The Juristic Office of the Institution of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah (ra), issued a statement concerning the beginning of the month of Shawal 1443H. Following is the text of the statement:
The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Shawal , 1443H will be born on Saturday 30th of April , 2022 at 20:28(GMT), that is 23:28 Beirut summer time.
Picture1 | 30-4-2022
As noticed in the picture above, sighting is impossible on Saturday evening in all regions, Therefore, Sunday, the first of May, is the day that completes the 30 days of the month of Ramadan. The sighting on Sunday evening is easily possible by the naked eye in the middle and north America and a part of south America, as well as , if the weather is clear and the sighter is experienced in most of south America and also in Africa , except in the southern regions of it. It can also be sighted with the armed eye in some of the regions of south America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
Therefore, Monday, the second of May is the first day of Shawal (eid al-Fitr ) ,according to the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) who deems it enough to sight the crescent, whether by the naked eye or by the aid of telescopes, in any region with which we share a part of the night, in addition to the fact that the month of Ramadan would have completed thirty days.
Picture2 | 2-4-2022
May Allah, The Most Exalted, make it a blessed Eid for the Muslim nation, accept our fast and prayers, include us among the winners of His satisfaction and Paradise and relief our nation. He is the most Merciful.