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Announcement of the Result of the Sighting of the New Moon of the Blessed Month of Ramadhan for the year 1440 Hijri

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(Translated)

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضاً أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلاَ يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُواْ الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُواْ اللّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ

“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.” [Al-Baqara: 185]

All Praise is due to Allah and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions, allies, and those who followed in his path making the Islamic Aqeedah the basis for their thoughts and the Ahkaam Shari’ah (Legislative Rulings) the measure for their actions and source for their rulings.

Al-Bukhari extracted in his Sahih from Muhammad Bin Ziyad that he said: I heard Abu Hurairah (ra) say, “The Prophet, peace be upon him and his family, said, or he said, Abu Al Qasim ﷺ said:

«صوموا لِرُؤيتِهِ وأَفْطِرُوا لرؤيتِهِ فإنْ غُـبِّيَ عليكم فأَكْمِلُوا عِدَّةَ شعبانَ ثلاثين» “Start fasting upon seeing it [the new moon of Ramadan], and give up fasting upon it [seeing the new moon of Shawwal], and if the sky is overcast (and you cannot see it), complete thirty days of Sha’ban.”

After investigating the new moon of the blessed Ramadan after sunset of Sunday, the eve of Monday, the sighting of the new moon is confirmed according to the Shariah sighting requirements, therefore tomorrow, Monday, is the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan…

This blessed month comes at a time when we witness the ferocity of the conflict between the Ummah and the gangs of rulers who are keen to serve their masters, the colonial Kaffir West. They are striving in Algeria and Sudan to prevent the breaking away from the dependency to the West, and to prevent the return of the Ummah as one Ummah under the shade of the Shariah of its Lord, who ordained that it should be united and to hold on to the word of Tawheed, and the rejection of the expressions of Sykes-Picot that divide the ranks of Muslims… Although the Western followers of the military and politicians have so far managed to abort the waves of the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia and others, we in Hizb ut Tahrir appeal to the whole Islamic Ummah to take the great stand, which pleases its Lord, and removes its sin, and the great sin of the Ummah and the grievous plots against it, a stand that removes the abomination from it and restores pride to all throughout its land.

We have already said repeatedly that victory by “down with the regime” imposes victory in establishing the alternative that pleases our Lord, otherwise it makes no sense to have half of a revolution or an uprising that ends where it started from, by patching the former regime and renewing the dominant gang with new faces, after adding some fake touches. We call on the Muslims to join their hands, purified by wudu, to the hands of Hizb ut Tahrir, who carries out the intellectual and political struggle, revealing the plans of the cunning West, and showing you the true path of Islam. Perhaps Allah will write victory and empowerment by your hands, by establishing the Khilafah (Caliphate) and nothing else. And perhaps Allah will grant the victory by the hands of the Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, the eminent scholar Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah, a groundbreaking victory, and you give him the pledge of allegiance as a Khalifah to rule over you with the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the noble Prophet (saw), and you live under it, under the true Shariah of Allah and you carry the call to Islam, the torch for the guidance to all humankind.

O Officers of the Armies, know that Allah will make His Deen victorious, if not by your hands than by the hands of other sincere men whom He (swt) will honour with the victory of his Deen, so do not miss this great honour and side by the Ummah to gain Allah’s pleasure and the glory of this world and the Hereafter.

It is also my pleasure to relay my greetings and that of the Head of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir and all those working in it to the Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, the eminent scholar Ata Bin Khalil Abu al-Rashtah, and to all the Muslims for this blessed month, asking Allah Almighty to redeem us from the Hellfire in the month of mercy and forgiveness, and we ask Him (swt) to allow us to witness Laylatul Qadr and bless us with its rewards…

Oh Allah, the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth, honor us with pledging allegiance to the Khaleefah of the Muslims in the second Righteous Khilafah (Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood, sooner than later… Allahuma ameen ameen ameen.

Wassalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh

The eve of Monday, the 1st of the blessed month of Ramadan, for the year 1440 AH

Salah Eddine Adada
Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

H.  29  Sha’aban 1440 No: 1440 AH / 031
M.  Sunday, 05 May 2019