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.
Can you please tell me about the monthly Moon Sighting system of Wifaqul Ulama, the Ulama who supervise the decisions and the Ulama who endorse this system? DRAFT TRANSLATION: NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious,...

Saudi Scholars

Saudi Scholars on Saudi/Makkah Sighting not binding for those outside of Saudi Arabia Moon Sighting of Makkah and it's legal Status: Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah ibn Baz (RA) فأما قول من قال إنه ينبغي أن يكون المعتبر رؤية هلال مكة خاصة...

Darul uloom Deoband

I have studied your queries very attentively. It has been written from here in the past that announcements should be made for the sighting of the moon, based on information of sightings from your close country.
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...

Darul-uloom Dhabel

Darul-uloom Dhabel endorses Moroccan Moon Sighting for Britain 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...
Hazratjee Maulana Inaamul Hasan (RA) endorses Observatory Assistance for Britain Bangla Wali Masjid 15 Shabaan 1407 15 April 1987 Dear Hafiz Patel Sahib and other members of the Shuraa and all the responsible brothers of this work of Dawah.  السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته The...

Jamia Binoria

Jamia Binoria endorses Moroccan Moon Sighting for Britain It should be clear that it is a duty upon Muslims living in non-Muslim countries to arrange for moon sighting in their country of residence and to place their trust in their...
Jamia Khair Ul Madaris negates Saudia Moon Sighting for Britain We have learned from very reliable sources that the thirty two years Saudi Calendar has been set according to Greenwich (London) and the announcements for Eid, Ramadhan are made according...
Mufti Rasheed Ahmed Ludhianwi (RA) negates Saudia Moon Sighting …It is not known that the number of people sighting the moon in Saudia is of satisfactory quantity. The decision of the Saudi government is not only against the established principles...

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