Chairman of a United Jamiat ul Ulama endorses Moroccan Moon Sighting for Britain Mufti Abdul Baqi Saheb (Wimbledon Masjid, 1977) THE SOLUTION TO THE DISPUTED PROBLEM OF THE MOON SIGHTING IN U.K QUESTION. The Muslims of U.K have been divided into 3...
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...
System of Moonsighting for United Kingdom
Darul-uloom Mazahirul Uloom endorses Wifaqul Ulama Criteria Darul uloom Deoband Question: You will be well aware of the controversies regarding the sighting of the moon here in the UK. For a period of time our respected scholars and the representatives of...
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.
In a nutshell and according to the principles of Hanafi Madhab, the testimony of a Faasiq can be accepted if the testimony is deemed to be accurate and correct. The testimony of an upright Muslim can be rejected if it is deemed to be inaccurate. It is up to the Qadhi or the head the Moonsighting committee. We did not find this principle in the Madhab that we have to investigate the Fisq of the one testifying about the Moon in the Madhab.
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...

Mufti Taqi Usmani

Mufti Taqi Usmani endorses Moroccan Moon Sighting for Britain Shaykhul-Islam Mufti Taqi Usmani You have discussed the problems of moon sighting in the United Kingdom. The decision of moon sighting based entirely on calculations is not correct according to Jamhoorummat and I...
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Darul Ifta Wal-Irshad negates Saudia Moon Sighting for Britain Darul Ifta Wal-Irshad (Bradford) The answer to a similar question as posed to the Ulama of Darul-uloom Deoband. Under the circumstances that you have written and described we don’t believe it correct for...

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