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