Advice: Start of Safar 1440 AH from 11 Oct 2018, InshaAllah. [Read more]
Towards a United Eid in the UK Survey
The moon sighting forecast for both Eid-ul Fitr and Eid-ul Adha dates next year (1440/2019) is a day after the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar dates, which may potentially lead to divided Eid celebrations yet again; unless there is an agreement on a united moon sighting criteria by the majority of the UK Muslims.
Please answer a few questions on the survey link below to suggest what we can do Towards a Unite Eid in the UK for next year (1440/2019), InshaAllah. https://goo.gl/iyru66 (closed 13/10/2018).
Regional Moon Sighting Fatwa by Darul Uloom DeobandWhat is the basis of Global Moon Sighting in Hanafi Madhab? I wish to know if the global sighting rule is the opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa (رحمه الله, d. 772 CE) himself or was it decided later by other scholars of the Hanafi school, such as Imam Ibn Abedin Ash-Shami [رحمه الله, d. 1836 CE]? [Read more]
Moon Sighting by Shaykh Mohammed Ibrahim Memon
This paper/fatwa discusses the different moon sighting criteria, including: Astronomical Calculations, Universal Moon Sighting, Following Saudi Arabia, Following Saudi Arabia for Dhul-Hijjah Only, Local Sighting for All Months and then concludes with the one that has the strongest evidences from the Shariah [Read more]
Solar eclipse proves the inaccuracy of the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar
On Sunday 3rd November 2013 there was a total solar eclipse in Africa and a partial one in the Middle East, where many thousands of people witnessed the birth of the moon by the human eye, without relying on astronomical calculations. This proved beyond any doubt that the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar does not match the visibility of the moon! [Read more]
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