End of ramadhan – (Hanbali Fiqh)

Answered according to Hanbali Fiqh by TheHanbaliMadhhab.com

Assalamu alaikum. My country uses astronomical calculations to determine the end of ramadhan and this year its 29 days. What if on the 29th the moon cannot be sighted and the weather is very cloudy  do I celebrate eid with my country or do I fast one.more day? 

Answered by Imam Zahed Fettah


The textual evidences and the words of the scholars clarify that following the congregation takes priority. You should therefore go with what your community decides, especially since they are following a valid scholarly position.