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  • Relying on Calculations To Determine The Beginning of Ramadan Date: 18-9-2007

    Dear i have been in india for two months. so i do not know that much about that country. when i asked about Ramadan, i have been told it is on the 12th of Sep, it is alreadt determined, so my question is: do i have to follow that? .. More

  • Sighting The Moon To Determine The Start of Other Than The Month of Ramadan Date: 3-4-2007

    Assalaamoualaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakaatuh, many of the Ulama have agreed that one witness is sufficient to start fasting the month of ramadan and 2 witnesses are required to end it. However i have never encountered such a hadeeth. I would like to know what is the ruling fot the other month of the iSlamic calender. I would be very grateful if you.. More

  • Authenticity of Sighting The Moon To Determine The Beginning of Islamic Months Date: 22-1-2007

    Assalamu alaikum There has emerged a group in my country, who claim that the Prophet (pbuh) never ordered for the Islamic month to be started by the sighting of the first crescent. They claim this is a bid'a and sighting of the first crescent or Hilal is a 'satanic suggestion'. They re-interpret the hadith of the Prophet(pbuh) 'ruya' to mean as 'to.. More

  • Credibility of sighting the moon of Ramadan by innovators Date: 26-12-2006

    Assalamu alaikum.Here in S.India where I stay and in major parts of India sighting is always proclaimed by institutions and also witness are Muslims who do Bidaat/wear amulets/even Istigasa etc.Can we start Ramadhan/Eid based on their proclamation?There is no other choice.Is there any evidence in Islam we can accept them?Hope you will give proof.Else.. More

  • Lives in a country whose people rely on astronomic estimations to start and end Ramadaan Date: 22-11-2006

    i'm in india in india they fast by calender they not see the moon the goverment force them to fast by calender . i fast with arabs please answer me if i'm right i'm a somalian and i know arabic and you can answer in arabic or in english .. More

  • A traveler returning to his country at the end of Ramadan Date: 19-9-2006

    Asalama alaikum wa rahmatullah, Please help me out on this. My brother claims that if someone started fasting ramadhaan for example in Saudi where they started on 27th september and then travelled to India where they started on 29th september, he should continue fasting and finish with indians even though he has finished 30 days as per the calender.. More

  • Difference in deciding the 'Eed in two adjacent towns Date: 10-8-2006

    Assalamu alaikum.Thank you for question no.2103232.But,1. how can the problem of Eid being celebrated in 2 days in 2 adjacent towns hardly 10 to 20 kilometers apart be solved?2.Once sighted till how much distance is it valid?According to Imam Nawavi(Allah's mercy on him)the distance is upto travel time for Kasr prayer.Is it till valid now?Was Salam... More

  • Hadeeth about The Importance of Sighting The Moon Date: 2-8-2006

    Assalamu alaikum.Could you kindly answer the following question about Hadith of Abu Dawood(Allah’s mercy on him)Book 13 Number 2331.This reference is of English translation.In Arabic the number might be different.Narrated Abdullah Ibn Umar(Allah be pleased with him)Husain ibn al_Harith-al-Jadli Qays said:The Governor of Mecca delivered a speech:The.. More

  • Fasting 'Arafah day depends on sighting the month’s moon in each country Date: 23-4-2006

    Thank you for question No. 2104268. You say 'Arafah fast is not linked to a place but time. Could you kindly explain? Since Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said fast on the day of 'Arafah, shouldn't it be both time linked and place linked? How can you separate both? As Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).. More

  • A new day starts at dawn but the Islamic month begins at night Date: 9-4-2006

    Thank you for question No.2102859. I gave you many points of day starting at Fajr. This is the only proof you gave--There is no Muslim who dies on a Friday or the night of Friday (which starts on Thursday after sunset) except that Allaah protects him from the punishment of the graver--.But here it is given in brackets. 1. Are these words there in Arabic.. More

  • When does Ramadan Start? Date: 11-9-2005

    When does Ramadan start?.. More

  • Moon sighting in Saudi Arabia Date: 9-2-2005

    I would like to know how the moon is sighted in Saudi Arabia. I read on the Internet that the Hajj authority in Makkah had 'Eed was going to be on Friday 21/01/05, but today it is announced it is on Thursday, if the moon has already been sighted how can this decision be changed... More

  • End of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia Date: 29-12-2004

    It was impossible to see the new moon in Saudi on Friday 12th November, 2004. How did they manage to announce end of Ramadhaan? Where/when was the moon seen? .. More

  • When to begin fasting Ramadan Date: 1-11-2004

    I am in Chicago and I know that Ramadhaan begin on Saturday but I have doubt so can I fast on Friday... More

  • Sighting of the moon in the morning and the evening Date: 10-4-2004

    Is it possible to sight the crescent in the morning (before sunrise) and then in the evening (after sunset) on the same day during the transition between an old and a new lunar month? .. More