Moon Sighting: Sunnah and Science

I would like someone from Wifāqul Ulāmā to visit my Mosque and explain the details of Moonsighting from the Sunnah as well as the scientific perspective. How can we resolve the dispute in UK and ensure that Muslims have a united Rāmādhān and Eidāin? Furthermore, my how to do start all 12 months of the year in Britain according to Moonsighting? 

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

As-salā­mu ‘alaykum wa-rah­mat­ul­lāhi wa-barakātuh

Wifāqul Ulāmā have received many requests to vis­it var­i­ous Mosques through­out the coun­try and give pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tions on the sub­ject of Moon­sight­ing. It is for this rea­son that we have decid­ed to put togeth­er a sci­en­tif­ic paper on vis­i­bil­i­ty curves and will also a few pre­sen­ta­tions cov­er­ing the most impor­tant aspects of this topic.

You can also click on “Islam­ic Months” on the web­site and go through var­i­ous Fātāwā, sci­en­tif­ic stud­ies and FAQs which are already written.

What everyone debates over in Ramaḍān!

Ramadan Webinar

Fiqh of Moonsighting

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Part 1: Introduction and importance of Moonsighting


Part 2: Basics of Moonsighting — Scripture and understanding of Hādith


Part 3: Astronomical Data


Part 4: United Kingdom Situation and what role does Astronomy play?


Part 5: Conclusions