What is scholarly opinion on moon sighting should countries follow
Calculations by scientist or rely on sighting the moon by sight
Where does the following hadith stand in this error fast when you see the new moon?
of Ramadan and break your fast when y
Clouds prevent you from seeing it complete 30 days in the month of Shaban
an issue of dispute among scholars and
Allah directed us in
When he said
Then you have to refer back to Allah and the messenger meaning to Quran into the Sunnah
so what does the Quran and Sunnah say about this as
You've heard in the hadith. The Prophet said so
fast when you see the Crescent the new moon and
break your fast at the end of the month of Ramadan when you see it when you the new moon or the
So this is the instruction of the Prophet
Clearly directed us to visually see it. So this means that the calculations of
People who work in
When they say that the new moon is born on that particular day and impossible to be born on that day
Should we believe them or two witnesses who come and say we visually saw it?
The most authentic opinion is that Islam is a religion of simplicity and
We have to rely on
Something that is visual
so even if I use a telescope
And I sight the moon and I see it. It's okay because I saw it with my own eyes
but to claim that according to calculations
Today the new the new moon is born and I look and it's all cloudy
It's dusty. There's a storm. There's no possible way to visually sight the moon
Should I fast tomorrow or?
Skip it and consider it to be a day of not fasting. The answer is calculation is disregarded
In order to prove
The crime of adultery and fornication
We need a confession
the sinner the
the fornicator or
We need for
testifying of seeing the actual act of penetration and
the Sharia law
That was at the time of the Prophet and will remain until the day of judgment
If someone comes and says check we have three cameras
We have five cameras HD hi-def
16k or whatever they numbers they have
Maybe they do not reach 16. I don't know
So we have the footage
Is this sufficient?
The answer is no
They have there has to be four male Muslim
So this is the Sharia law
It is not something that we make up or we think that oh, okay. We have DNA testing. This is enough. No, it's not enough
It can be
Evidences that a judge may use but it is not sufficient on its own
Therefore it that sighting has to be done
The 1 million created in our question
have one sighting for the whole world of the Muslims or
various sightings according to the region
the most authentic opinion and this is what was done at the time of the companions may Allah be pleased with them and
referred to the Prophet to say
that each region has its own sighting a man came from a
Sham, which is nowadays Syria from Damascus. Where the
Was there he came after the month of Ramadan entered?
When he reached Mecca or Medina?
When did you see the Crescent? And he said Saturday?
So, I mean I best said we saw it on Sunday
So the man asked should we unify?
Should you also consider Ramadan beginning at Saturday?
he said no the Sunnah of the Prophet
Apply and implement each one's own sighting and this is what's being practiced today
People in India Bangladesh Pakistan, they have their own sighting people in the Gulf area in the Arabian, Peninsula
Have their own sighting people in Egypt have their own sighting people in Morocco
People in Europe people in USA have their own sighting
divides the Ummah
When their is on Saturday mining it isn't Sunday. Their is on a Monday
The Ummah is divided.
This is not true. This does not divide the Ummah
When they at the same time said no
There are three hours difference
No, there's eight hours difference. So where is the division of the Ummah?
He says okay gotcha on
So should Muslims in America fast on Wednesday as well?
The answer's no
Said to choose me I said the answer is No read my lips
the ninth of the ledger in Saudi Arabia in Mecca
We sighted the Crescent the moon and we know that it's a Wednesday
Now you guys in America or in India?
Your Arafah is the ninth of the ledger which means that you have to sight the moon in the beginning of the month
So if it coincides with our sighting, Alhamdulillah, it's Wednesday
But if it's an earlier date or a later date, then it might be choosing it might be Thursday
Sure, but it's Arafah. It's not Arafah that
Except to those who are in Saudi Arabia, but for you guys in America, it's the ninth
It's not the day of Arafah the night of the nature depends on when you see
Moon not like ours