One Moon Sighting
Q: What is your opinion on fasting in unison? Should each country have its own moon sighting?
May Allah reward you.
A: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Naturally and according to the Shari’ah, there is to be only a single Moon sighting for the whole world. This is the opinion of the three Imams except for the Shafi’is, whose opinion in this is rejected and incorrect.
Because of the fact that people begin their fasting on different days, we have become the laughing stock of other nations.
However, it should be mentioned that what we are in today is because of the absence of the Shari’ah and the authority of the murtaddin over our lands. They have changed the symbols of this religion and have made them like toys in their hands. So, O Allah, how has today’s absence of the Religion from the Muslims brought about disasters and tribulation…
And Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best Disposer of our affairs.