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UK Moonsighting issue

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Asalamu Alaykum, Moulana, Following on from the question I submitted earlier the below link ( http://www.hizbululama.org.uk/highlights/1432ah/shawwal/The_Issue_of_Unity_in_Ramadhan_and_Eid.pdf) holds two main opinions. One is that it is necessary for global sighting, second that calculations are COMPLETELY disregarded. I understand this perhaps is a difference of opinion but then on the same website, they hold fatawaa saying it is invalid for the UK to follow Morocco & South Africa?? http://www.hizbululama.org.uk/fatawa.php http://www.hizbululama.org.uk/fatawa/25muharram1431h_en.pdf In 2015 major Darul Uloom in India said it is in appropriate to follow Saudi whilst on the wifaqul ulama website they have fatawaa from Indian Darul Ulooms that conflict with fatawaa on the Hizbul Ulama website?? So essentially there is a difference of opinion in following Saudi and using calculations? JazakAllah khair


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


You have sent us two emails with some variations in both emails. You refer to the different opinions of various Ulama and organizations on the moonsighting issue. You also request for Du’a as you will be involved in disputes.

There are Ulama-e-Haq on both sides. Our advice is you respect and tolerate the different opinions and avoid disputes.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hammad Ibn Ismail Jogiat

Student Darul Iftaa
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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