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.

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33 Responses to “One Moon Sighting”

  1. Asalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wbarakatuhu

    So we should follow the moon sighting in Makkah? Or anywhere else it appears first?

  2. 1) Where should the moon be sighted?
    2) It is the opinion of Mufti Muneebur Rehman of Pakistan’s Ruet e Hilaal Committee that moon sighting should take place in each country separately. Shouldn’t this opinion have been easy to debunk.

    • asslamualekum bhai allah swt provided us only one land we guys made boundries n made diffrent countries.so if we follow moon conuntry to country its nationalism which is not allow in islam.suppose if u guys living in lahore n u hear moon sighting in amritsar (india) means u will not folllow dat sighting coz u follow only country moon. its realy bad n allah hidaya ummah n their ulma.. jazakallah

  3. Please also read this article. I’m not arguing but I’m shocked. I never knew the opinions of the Shayukh.

    http://73k.org/islam/globalsighting.html

    • The hadith of Ibn ‘Abbas mentioned in this link does not contradict that there should only be one sighting.

      This is because he fasted according to the sighting of his land without knowing that it had been sighted elsewhere. He was later informed during the course of Ramadan that the Moon was seen elsewhere the day before, and then simply completed the month along with his locality.

      • point is there were two sightings, one at one local the other at the other local, the shahab didn’t have a problem with this, why do we have such a problem? The hadith of Ibn ‘Abbas does not say they claimed the other sighting was incorrect does it? Maybe because we have become brainwashed by globalization education. Maybe are arrogant mindset that our technology has raised us to such a high level of society causes us to misunderstand something so simple as “start your fast when you site the moon”. Not when someone on the other side of the world sites it, but in your local or one very close.

      • He had no way of knowing that the Moon had been sighted already (رضي الله عنهما).

        We have that blessing today.

  4. Assalamu alaykum,

    I see this every year around Ramadan but I never see the brothers that understand just what is a date. There is an imaginary line out in the Pacific Ocean that is know as the “International Dateline”. It was invented by men for the purpose of commerce and convenience. It has nothing to do with the creation, with Islam or even anywhere in Quran and sunnah. It was invented by the kuffar. This line that goes from pole to pole make the day change on their calender. For Islam on the other hand our “dateline” is not a straight line from pole to pole that remains constant. Our “dateline” is a parabola on the face of the planet that is derived by the sighting of the moon. The Islamic hijri calender is a lunar-solar calender unlike that of the Gregorian solar only calender. Therefore the day that is the first day of the month is determined by that lunar parabola and it changes every month, it is never in the same place twice in a row. Also, because it is not from pole to pole the sighting of the moon can take place in one city and a few hundred kilometers north or south it will not be seen until the next sunset. That’s ok if it doesn’t match anything in the Gregorian Calender. We should not care about their dates. We should care about what Allah and our Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam direcrted for us in determining our dates. Stop trying to harmonize the two calenders because it can’t happen. If you think Islamicly (in the parabola) if we go by the sighting of the moon we will all be in the same day. It’s when we try to connect the Islamic lunar-solar calender with the purely solar calender that we fail and have problems like this. I suggest you go to one of these sites and look at just how the moon is born on the face of the earth and you will understand better what I have said. http://www.crescentmoonwatch.org/nextnewmoon.htm, http://moonsighting.com/
    I think this can eliminate all the confusion and completely unite all Muslims the world over and keep us following the sunnah.

  5. abdullahmujahid Says:

    Asalamo Alaikom dear brothers & sisters in al-Islam:

    Words of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is the criteria and thats it no matter how learned the person is if he/she can’t get this simple thing [single sighting of moon on the globe] into their thick heads then “stay away from those people and that cult & Fear Allaah because Fiqh doesn’t change by names of Shyokh or numbers of people. [inna lilahe wa inna ilaihe raji’on.]

    Being Muslims we are suppose to follow Allaah subhanahu wata’ala and His Prophets instructions and thats the only way to Salvation in this world and the hereafter [and thats what word Muslim means – submission of your whims & desires for the sake of Allaah] And don’t be like those who say:

    “O you who believe! Obey Allaah and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم and turn not away from him while you are hearing. And be not like those who say”We have heared” but they hear not.Verily, the worst of {moving} living creatures with Allaah are the deaf and the dumb, who understand not.”

    O Allaah deviate not our hearts after giving us Guidance and do’nt leave us to our wivked souls and cleanse our hearts and make our ends on al-Islam ameen Allaahuma Ameen.

    Asalamo Alaikom

  6. You have to realize that if the first sighting of the moon occurs for example in California at 6pm on the 23 it will already be 9am the 24 in asia. Therefore Ramadan would begin on 24th in California but the people in asia have already started the dayof the 24 without fasting because they had not sighted the moon on the 23rd and neither had anyone in california when it was morning in asia. So you can’t say california’s sighting on the 23 is makes Ramadan start the 24 for the whole world. It would have to start the 25 for asia!! STOP thinking days in terms of the GREORIAN KAFFIR CALENDER and THEIR INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE!!! Get your brain in gear bro. Yes the words of the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam is our source of guidance but we have to think too. Don’t forget that there are even references of the sahaba encountering Ramadan starting on different days. What did they do? Maintain their fast with relation the their location, not cutting it short because they found out someone in another location sighted the moon and started fasting one day before them.

  7. zanjabeel Says:

    HasbiAllahu nair ma wakeel once the moons sighted its sighted if muslims are already fasting in Arab lands its ridiculous to waste a day because in your locallity the moon has’nt been sighted
    Some Ramadans we have 3 different starts to Ramadan in the one country in the one city
    The Turks must follow their Calendar no ifs or buts , that was created 9 months ealier the Tablighs have to be different to “Salafis ‘ and so on , and ofcourse its the talk of the town and leads to fitna, its the same every year division division division
    And these divisions lead to pleasing Shaytan , Allah swt) doesn’t make difficulties in the Deen but we humans and Jinn like to complicate things
    May Allah swt save us from ourselves and others and Ramadan Mubarak to you all ameen and may we concentrate on supporting those in dire need the oppressed the prisoners and the Mujahideen ,make more effort on their behalf whil we scabble about moon sightings time and effort is being wasted

  8. Abdullah Mujahid Says:

    Subhan Allaah, May Allaah reward you all for your intentions. This is not the place where we start jumping for conclusions and start drawing deductions on the basis of LOGIC & INTELECTUALISM or simply one can be very good with the words & vice versa.

    Islam is simple and that’s why so many people say yes to it for its practices but due to our JAHILIYA i.e. IGNORANCE and Not practicing Quran & Sunnah and abandoning them both made us all looks like Emotional Fools in the eyes of so many people.

    [Quote]

    Narrated AbuHurayrah

    Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: Observe fast on sighting it (the new moon) and break (fast) on sighting it (the new moon), but if the sky is cloudy for you,
    then complete the number (of thirty). [Unqoute]

    Subhan Allaah: dear brother looks like Allaah has given you immense understanding and I pray to Allaah to increase it further ameen Allaahuma ameen “Now coming back to your issue of sighting {i.e. Lunar ofcourse as we follow Moon stages/dates}” and issue of ifs/buts & Suppositions and hope we will not have further discussions on this issue anymore insha Allaah:

    Step one:

    Suppose you are in California [USA] right now and I am in Kabul [Afghanistan] and we have time difference of say 9 hours or make it ten whatever the case may be [though I know you know how to calculate hours so do that May Allaah reward you for that.]

    Step two:

    Suppose date is August 16th suppose right now its 1948 hrs i.e. 07:48 pm in the evening here in Kabul and suppose I was unable to witness Ramadan Moon in the evening in my location but you were in California and say after few hours you were lucky enough to view the Moon [Go back and read the Hadith] you are now suppose to Fast Tomorrow i.e. on 17th of August as you have witnessed the moon sighting but I didn’t Subhan Allaah even though I was looking for it, now what will you do? you will pick up the phone and will ring me hey bro Abdullah its me Mujahid from California I have seen the moon right now at this this time at 16th August and I will look at the clock and I will jump out of my bed and see if its still time left for sahoor or not and if it is I will do the sahoor and if its not, still I will start by fasting on 17th August [though its still 16th August for you but as you know its already 17th for me on the calender Gregorian] and will thank Allaah subhaanahu wata;ala that I have a brother who witnessed the moon and informed me.

    Step three:

    we both will have Fast on the same date i.e. 17th August irrespective of your location in the globe Subhan Allaah.

    Step four: same technique will follow for Shawal moon sighting

    NOTE: I am using Kaafir Calender as majority has abondoned Lunar Calender to avoid consfusions in this thread though today is 16th August 2009 and Lunar its 25th Shaban 1340

    Now brother & sisters in al-Islam;

    al-Islam is very simple and you are not to be a genius to follow and implement its commands all you need is Emaan and a will to go for it, May Allaah subhaanahu wata’ala increase our Emaans and remove evil from our hearts and give us understanding of our lovely deen ameen Allahuma Ameen.

    Conclusion:

    “Single Moon Sighting for all Muslimeen & Muslimaat”

    Allaah and Allaah’s Messenger words are the Criteria because Allaah is the Creator and He knows His creation very well.

    Asalamo Alaikom:

    • Assalam o Alaikum!
      May Allah reward you for your great post.

      As I’m not very adept in Arabic (I can’t read without the aid of ZABR, ZER and PESH), I’d like you to give a reference of any English Authentic website.

      Also, there are Ruet e Hilal committees all over the Muslim world consisting of Ulema who decide on the Ruet (sighting) of the moon and whether to accept a Shahaadah or not. Please brother, provide a reference (in English) of any authentic scholar. Also brother, if you could, provide a reference of what the classical scholars (Abu Hanifa, ibn Hanbal, Malik, ibn Taymiyyah etc. rahemAllah) say about this.

      Jazaak Allah.

  9. Answer this question.
    Person 1 lives in Australia where it is GMT +10 hours
    Person 2 lives in California where it is GMT -8
    Person 1 is 18 hours ahead of person 2 in time zone.
    Person 1 does not sight the moon on the evening of October 18, in fact no one on earth sights the moon until finally person 2 in California sights the moon just after sunset at 6pm on the evening of October 18. They say tomorrow October 19 will start Ramadan. We will begin our fast.
    At this exact moment in time it is already 12 noon the 19 of October in Australia. These brothers did not start fasting today because there had been no report of moon sighting when they got up that morning. It was only after the day was already half over the the first moon sighting occurred in California by person 2.
    Now if as you say everyone must start their fast on the same day how can these brothers begin to fast on the 19 October when they have already eaten breakfast and maybe even lunch and snacks?
    They can’t. And it would have been wrong for them to start the fast before the moons first sighting. Therefore they have only one choice. They must start Ramadan on October 20.
    Does this make since to any of you? No one in Australia or California has gone against anything the Prophet salla Allahu Alayhi wa sallam has said, yet they are fasting on different days.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    What do you need refrences for? If time zones as described in the example,which are actual time zones there is 18 hours difference. The brothers in the 1st time zone will have allready be at noon when the first sighting takes place. That sighting would be on day back for the brothers in the first time zone and there is no way possible you could call them to say start fasting today because they have already began the day not fasting because at the morning of that day for them there still had not been any sighting therefor they would not have fasted.
    This is what I think all the fuss is about. Most peoploe living in the west don’t realize that when it is sunset in the evening for them it is already the next day in other places. You can call some up and say start fasting today when it is already noon. You can only say we sighted the moon.
    At the moment in time that the moon is sighted no matter what day at what time in which place there is always two different calender dates on earth. Just like at any given moment in time it is fajr somewhere on earth. But at that same given moment it is also Dhuhur, it is Asr, Magrib and Isha somewhere on earth. Subhana Allah, it is always time for every prayer somewhere on earth! Isn’t that amazing?
    That “date” thing that everyone always discusses is just a reference for commerce that man chose.
    Like has been commented, Islam is very simple; when you sight the moon where you live, start your fast. But it will not be the same day of the Gregorian calender everywhere on earth at that moment when you site the moon. Just like when it is your Magrib it is someone elses Fajr. and another persons Dhurhur, what is the 18th for you can already be the 19th for others. so you start your fast on the 19, they on the 20 and it is not a problem it is the only way it can be.
    And yes, the sunnah is sighting not calculating. Ancient peoples had calenders the predicted eclipse 1000 years in the future. The people of Jahiliyah calculated when would be the birth of the moon. The prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam could have easily said calculate the new moon and start your fast, but he did not, he salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam said “when you sight the moon”, this means when you see it with your eyes. So he salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam instructed his followeres to leave the calulation method. Hence, to go to a calculation method would be in fact returning to Jahiliyah.
    I encourage everyone to acctually go out this firday night at sunset and look to the western horizon and try to sight the moon. The moon should set aproximately 30 minutes after the sun, so be there on time. And if you don’t see the moon, because of clouds, dust or what ever the sunnah would be to make Shaban 30 days. If it is already the 30th of Shaban where you live on friday ( as it is here in Saudi Arabia) then you must make saturday 1 Ramadan anyway even if you dont sight the moon because that is the guidenc of the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam. No month in the Islamic calender has more than 30 days. and if the moon is sighted on the night of the 29th then that month ends with 29days and the next begins.

    • Tomorrow we will look for the moon to appear in Pakistan. We won’t consider whether it has already been sighted in the US or not. NO ‘Alim speaks up against it. Ulema condemn the practice of fasting with Afghanistan or Saudi Arab that is prevalent in the NWFP.

      So, why when there are Ulema of so much knowledge, do you think YOUR interpretation is correct? And the practiced norm is a Bid’aah?

      Is this a case of disagreement on interpretation? Does Imam Abu Hanifa (RA) disagree with Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal (RA)?

      This is what I need references for!

  11. I agree with you akhi. You should not fast in Pakistan unless you sight the moon in Pakistan. This talk of one sighting for the whole earth is not only impossible as I have tried to explain scientifically but it is not what the scholars have taught or what the Prophet said.

    There are several articles at this site if anyone would like to read.
    http://www.4shared.com/dir/3509190/d0303f59/Moonsighting.html

    But regarding your request for references the following is written by Muhammad al-Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, 28/8/1420 AH.
    Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 19.

    In the Qur’aan it says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Sawm (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allaah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allaah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar: Allaah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him”
    [al-Baqarah 2:185]
    What is implied by this verse is that whoever does not see it is not obliged to fast.
    In the Sunnah, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When you see it (the new moon) then fast, and when you see it, break your fast.” What is implied by this hadeeth is that if we did not see it we are not obliged to fast or to break the fast.
    With regard to analogy, the times for starting and ending the fast each day should be worked out in each country on its own, according to the local times of sunrise and sunset. This is a point on which there is scholarly consensus. So you see the people in east Asia starting their fast before the people of west Asia, and breaking their fast before them, because dawn breaks for the former before the latter, and the sun sets for the former before the latter.
    Once this is established with regard to the times for starting and ending the daily fast, it also applies to the start and end of the monthly fast. There is no difference between them.
    But if many regions come under the same government, and the ruler gives the command for the fast to start or end, then his command must be followed, because this is a matter of scholarly dispute but the command of the ruler dispels that dispute.
    Based on the above, you should fast and break your fast along with the people of the country where you are living, whether that is in accordance with your country of origin or not. Similarly on the day of ‘Arafah you should follow the country where you are living.

  12. The articles statement that one sighting (horizan) for the globe is agreed upon by three of the four schools is to the best of my knowledge untrue. Yes It is the opinion of the early imams of those madhabs but not the officially accepted position of those schools. This can be confirmed by speaking to classically trained scholars of the particular schools

    • “Yes It is the opinion of the early imams of those madhabs but not the officially accepted position of those schools.”

      Hmmm… any expert wanna comment on this?

  13. Bismillah,
    Ibn Taymiyyah concluded: “To summarize: a person who learns about the sighting of the moon in good time to be able to utilise it for fasting, for ending his fast, or for sacrifice, he must definitely do so. The texts [of Islam] and the reports about the Salaf point to this. To limit this to a certain distance or country would contradict both the reason and the Shar` (Islamic law).” [Majmu Al-Fatawa, volume 5, page 111]

    • Eng. Ismaeel Marikar Says:

      This in short is the exact position. When Allah orders in the Quran to fast by sighting and end by sighting it is to the entire Ummah,not to any particular people. We should look out in
      Our area and if not sighted contact nearest countries and finally
      Saudi. Well we in Sri Lanka follow this method and have the approval of the Scholars.

  14. The famous Hanafi scholar Imam Sarkhasi (died 483 A.H.) in Al-Mabsoot quotes the narration from Abu Dawud (2333, 2334) that the Muslims did not begin fasting since they did not see the moon. Then a man, from out of Madinah, came and told the Prophet (saaw) that he had seen it (the moon). The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم asked him if he was a Muslim to which the man answered in the affirmative. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم then said: “Allahu-Akbar! one is enough for all Muslims” The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم fasted and asked the people to stop eating and start fasting. [Al-Mabsout by Imam Sarkhasi; 3-52]

    It is also reported in a Saheeh hadith: Abu ‘Umayr ibn Anas reported from his paternal uncles among the Ansaar who said: “It was cloudy and we could not see the new moon of Shawwaal, so we started the day fasting, then a caravan came at the end of the day and told the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) that they had seen the new moon of Shawwaal the day before, so he told the people to stop fasting, and they went out to pray the Eid prayer the next day.” [Reported by the five. It is sahih; al-Irwaa’, 3/102, Abu Dawud 1153]

  15. Lets take a look at opinion of contemporary Hanafi scholars:

    The co-founder of Dar al-Uloom Deoband, Maulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi said: “If the people of Calcutta sighted the moon in Friday, whereas it was sighted in Makkah on Thursday itself, but the people of Calcutta did not know of it (the sighting on Thursday); then whenever they come to know of this, it will be obligatory for them to celebrate eid with the people of Makkah and make up (Qada’) for the first fasting.” [Maulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi, Sharh Tirmizi (Explanation of Tirmizi), Kaukab un Durri, pg 336 Urdu edition].

    Fatwa of Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband(India)
    “Wherever the sighting is confirmed, however far off it may be, even if it were to be thousands of miles; the people of this place will have to abide by that.” [Fatawa Dar ul Uloom Deoband, Vol. 6 page 380, Urdu edition]

  16. As salam alaikum wa rahmatullah ,
    According to my opinion surely the moon will be sighted on 19th August 09 surely inshallah we will celebrate eid on 20th August … sunday…this time in india they will be full confusion about eid my opinion in india too eid will be on 20th August…09…thansk,,

  17. one.moon.sighting Says:

    It is unfortunate that people confuse something so simple. If you have already had your breakfast at noon, so what? STOP THERE AND START FASTING… REFER TO THE HADITH OF ABU DAWUD ABOVE.. AND ALSO THE HADITH WHERE SOME FAR OFF PEOPLE HAD SIGHTED THE MOON OF ‘EID BUT THE PROPHET (saw) and MUSLIMS NEAR HIM WERE FASTING… AS SOON AS THE PROPHET (saw) WAS INFORMED OF THIS… HE ORDERED THE PEOPLE TO STOP FASTING AND HE PRAYED THE PRAYER OF ‘EID THE NEXT DAY!!!!!!!

    AS SIMPLE AS THAT! WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED AS EVIDENCE? AS SOON AS THE PROPHET (saw) WAS INFORMED OF A SIGHTING BY MUSLIMS… HE ORDERED PEOPLE TO BREAK THEIR FAST EVEN THOUGH HE LED THE PRAYER Of ‘EID THE NEXT DAY. MUSHKILAH?

    INFACT, WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE THAT ONE CANNOT START FASTING EVEN IF ONE HAS EATEN AND WAS INFORMED LATE ABOUT THE START OF RAMADHAN AS LONG AS ONE IS ABLE TO CATCH UP WID THE DAY’S FAST IN DUE TIME?

    ALSO, THERE IS ONE BASIC AND EXTREMELY APPARENT ERROR IN THIS ‘FOLLOW YOUR COUNTRY’ OPINION… eg, I LIVE IN PAKISTAN… SO I FOLLOW PAKISTAN’S SIGHTING… RIGHT? BUT, JUST 62 YEARS AGO, I WAS PART OF INDIA… SO ONE LINE MADE BY THE TAGHUT HAS DIVIDED MY ‘EID FROM INDIA?? WHO INVENTED THIS ‘NATION STATE’ CONCEPT? WHAT ARE THESE ‘COUNTRIES’ ? WHAT ARE THESE ‘BORDERS’ ?

    SO FOR EG., AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN BECOME ONE COUNTRY ON THE 19TH OF SEPTEMBER… AND ALL OF A SUDDEN FROM THE 20TH OF SEPTEMBER… ‘THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF AFGHAPAK’ WILL HAVE ONE START OF RAMADHAN AND ONE ‘EID? AND JUST A DAY AGO, ON THE 19TH, THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A DIFFERENT MOON, A DIFFERENT RAMADHAN AND A DIFFERENT ‘EID??

    THE DISCUSSION REGARDING THE DIFFERENCE OF TIME ZONES MAY HOLD THE TINIEST BIT OF WATER AND THE PROBLEM OF TIME ZONES CAN BE DISCUSSED AND MAYBE CONSIDERED A GENUINE CONFUSION…

    BUT THIS “TO EACH AND EVERY COUNTRY, ITS OWN” DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE WHAT SO EVER… WHAT IS A COUNTRY AND WHO MADE THESE BORDERS? IS THIS HOW IT WUD HAVE BEEN HAD THE ISLAMIC STATE BEEN IN EXISTENSE? YES, DIFFERENT ‘WILAAYAS’ WUD EXIST AND BORDERS MIGHT FACILITATE ADMINISTRATION… BUT A COUNTRY WHICH IS TWO AND A HALF HOURS AWAY FROM MY HOUSE HAS A DIFFERENT MOON FOR ITSELF THAN ME????

    MISKEEN YA MUSLIMOON!

    Whatever is wrong here is from me and Shaytan and whatever is correct is from Allah… The purpose is not to mistreat anyone… but it is astounding that people say to Indians… so what if PAKISTAN’S MOON was sighted yesterday… so what if PAKISTAN IS ONLY FEW HOURS DIFFERENCE FROM US…. so what if PAKISTAN AND YOU WOULD HAVE HAD THE SAME ‘EID AND SAME RAMADHAN 62 YEARS AGO… FOLLOW YOUR OWN COUNTRY!! I WONDER WHAT THE PEOPLE LIVING ON THE IMMEDIATE BORDERLINE OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE SUPPOSED TO DO?

    Wa Allahu ‘Alam!
    Wassalam ‘alayk

  18. OK. By reading all this I can conclude that when the moon is sighted in California we in Australia fast the next day as per the Gregorian calendar. Stop and read again “Gregorian”. To me it looks like the day started first in California and Australia followed. It is the same day 1st of Ramadan although it differs from the gregorian calendar which we are not supposed to follow in the first place.

    So my question is does it say anywhere in the Hadith or Sunnah that where the day starts ( east /west ).

  19. Riaz Hussain Says:

    Assalam o Alikum,
    very lively debate and very useful informations regarding the siting of the moon, i appreciate the pain taken by brother Mujahid in explaining the time difference and making the concept clear scientifically which is logical and makes the point clear. may Allah Bless you all who are making their efforts to explain and explore the issues related to our collective lives.

  20. asalaamu aiaikum bro and sisters it all comes down to sithing the moon in your own locality. may allah gide us all in regrads to this matter mashallallah allahu akbar.

  21. according to imam shafii one moon one ummah and one eid is possible…pls explain it.

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