Why is there a problem with Moon Sighting in Britain?

Abdul Aziz Raje

Question: Please explain as to why there is such a problem with Moon Sighting in Britain? Why do other Ulama differ with you? What can be done to resolve the issue?

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

I would like to begin by extending my gratitude to you for asking this question. May Allah (SWT) give you the best of rewards (Ameen).

My name is Abdul Aziz and one of the Administrators at Wifaqul Ulama. Wifaqul Ulama messages and tweets usually carry my contact number which is +447956589613, you can also email me.

As far as why other Ulama differ, you will have to ask them directly.

The issue of (dispute) over Moon Sighting in Britain is indeed regrettable. Wifaqul Ulama under the auspicious of its Ameer and Shura conducts regular Seminars and programs in cooperation with other organisations such as ICO-UK to raise awareness amongst the public.

Wifaqul Ulama has contacted many major Darul-ulooms and Ulama around the world to have its methodology and procedures scrutinised.

Two (2) scientific studies have been conducted on the methodology of Wifaqul Ulama.

We are open to suggestion and Mushwara from all Muslims and our processes are fully transparent. We encourage you to critique our methodologies and also of those who differ with us and then make up your own mind.

Once you are satisfied from an Islamic point of view primarily, scientific perspective (as an adjunct) and the transparency of processes, we request that you assist us in solving the problem for fellow British Muslims. I hope that you will find this request reasonable.

جزاك اللهُ خيرًا