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