All efforts will be made to sight the moon locally, acting upon the clear
instruction of our beloved Nabi sallal lahu alaihi Wassallam ��don�t fast until you see the new moon, and don�t break it until you see
it. If then, there is cloud over you, count in full�
(Sahih Al Bukhari
Volume 1 Page256).
If there is possibility of a sighting in
If the moon is not sighted in the
If at the end of the 29th day, there is no possibility of sighting the Moon in
�The criteria mentioned is correct and according to Shariah�.
Mufti Muhammad Tahir. Fatwa issued by Mazahir ul Uloom Saharanpur
�In sighting the moon locally, and to seek help from the astronomers in such a
way that their word is not final, is acceptable� Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri, Darul
Iftaa, Jamia Islamia Dabhel. Fatwa issued 6/4/ 1428 H
�The Local Ulamaa should guide the laymen after gathering testification and
moonsighting according to Shariah. To seek help from the Astronomers and
then the Ulamaa deciding in light of the evidences present staying within the
limits of the Shariah is correct, rather better�.
Mufti Mahmood Balandshahri, Darul uloom Deoband. Fatwa issued
�There is nothing wrong in seeking help from the astronomers for possibility of
sighting or for finding out the age of the moon�
Darul Iftaa, Jamia Farooqia, Karachi Fatwa issued 19/04/1428.
�What is decided is, that if one is not dependent on the astronomers only,
rather on actual sighting, then there is no difference of opinion on using
astronomy as a tool or help�.
Darul Iftaa Jamia Al Rasheed. Fatwa issued
�Help could be taken from the observatory as to whether there is the possibility
of sighting or not? Although the decision will be based on actual sighting�.
Aap kay Masaail awr un ka Hal. Vol 3
Pg 262. Movlana Muhammad Yusuf
Ludhyanwi Shaheed R.A.
is Wajib Alal Kifaayah to make the effort to sight the moon locally. Fat hul
Qadeer Vol 2 Pg 242, Maraaqi ul Falah Pg 354
The above are only extracts from detailed fatawa we have received. These
can be obtained in full in the FATWA section on our website.
Article taken (with Thanks) from Wifaqul Ulama
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