How does the Moonsighting system in Morocco work? (Qari) Muhammad Shoyaib Nurgat Question: Please explain the (actual) Moon Sighting of Morocco? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh We would like to begin by extending...
Moonsighting or Calculations? Abdul Aziz Raje If the declarations of Wifaqul Ulama are based on Moonsighting, how are they able to produce and release graphics so quickly? Doesn’t it show that Islamic dates are predetermined and not based on actual Moonsighting? In...
However, as far as I can research this started from a statement of (Fatawa) Khaniya). I was unable to find this statement in the original books of Zahir al-Riwayah or within (original) books which contained the principles of Zahir al-Riwayah.
In a nutshell and according to the principles of Islam, Moon sighting is only done and valid after sunset. Moonsighting during the day has no basis or foundations in Islamic Law and it is to be disregarded and rejected for the establishment of Ramadhan, Shawwal etc.
The Islamic Calendar according to Muslims in the UK Mufti Syed Amjad M Mohammed BSc(Hons) BMAIS PGCE PGDipRes PGCHEP FHEA MPhil NPQH There is a substantial need to educate the public on fiqh and other religious sciences in a more academically rigorous...
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Shaykhul-Hadeeth Mufti Saeed Ahmed Palunpuri (DB) of Darul-uloom Deoband on British Moonsighting In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh Clarification: We have received an objection that this is the personal stance of Mufti Saheb...
In a nutshell, this issue was discussed and redeliberated in great detail at the house of (Mufti) Yusuf Sacha (DB) on Saturday the 11th of March 2017. Shaykh (DB) explained that Shahadah (testimony) and Khabar (news) are two distinct entities in Islamic law and must be treated as such. There are rules and regulations pertaining to accepting Shahadah (testimony). The Shahadah (testimony) must be accepted in person by a designated person (appointed by a Moon Sighting Committee) and they must forward the accepted Shahadah (testimony) to the Moon Sighting Committee to deliberate and make a final decision. We understand that this list doesn’t cover the entire country (yet) but we hope to provide coverage throughout the country, Insha'Allah. In the meantime Muslims should contact their nearest Scholars for the time being. The issue of accepting Shahadah (testimony) through skype or video conferencing is still under deliberation and it is not an acceptable method at this time.
Why can’t we follow the Moonsighting of anywhere on the globe in UK? (Qari) Muhammad Shoyaib Nurgat Question: Why can’t we follow Moonsighting of anywhere on the globe in UK? Wherever the Moon is seen and we get the news, we...

Mufti Radha ul Haq

‘Yes; unity (of Hilal decisions) of Pakistan, India, and the Arabic countries is easy and possible. Rather if South Africa was made the ‘standard/criterion’, as its location in the South West means that the possibility of Sighting (Imkan e Ruyat) is greater, and also the organisation and system of Moonsighting is very precise and strong, the problem of Moonsighting in Africa, EUROPE, India, Pakistan and the western countries could be solved. ..’ (Fatawa Darul Zakaria Vol 3 Pg 255)