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  • Was told day was first day of Ramadan but did not fast rest of day Date: 15-5-2017

    Dear Shaykh, I am looking for a comprehensive answer for my question. Years ago, it happened that we were informed the very morning that Ramadan had actually started. We were not fasting that day (we had already eaten our breakfast) since we received the announcement late morning. Having been informed of the start of the month, all people except for.. More

  • Whom to follow when crescent-sighting differs from astronomical calculations Date: 1-11-2016

    I am a Muslim woman living in Romania. Our local leaders decided to follow Turkey in their (astronomical) calculation of the beginning and the end of Ramadan. This year, they decided the date of Eid Al-Fitr on the 26th of Ramadan. They explained, after numerous people asked about it, that they are following a fatwa from the European Council. They declared.. More

  • Telling people that Ramadan is coming Date: 16-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. This message has been spread by a lot of people these days. “Spread the news of Ramadan.” “The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said that if one informs another about Ramadan first, then hellfire will become haram for that individual.” Please, can you let me know if this hadith is authentic or not. May Allaah reward.. More

  • Abiding by the sighting of the new moon in one's country of residence Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum, one of my uncle who lives as a joint family with his two brothers is fasting and celebrating ‘Eed with Saudi Arabia, claiming that he holds the opinion of universal moon sighting, and he is fasting on the day of ‘Eed in the local region, telling them that he has to differ from falsehood, and he has not fasted any voluntary fasting.. More

  • Rejecting a moon sighting report due to impossibility deduced from calculations Date: 5-12-2013

    Assalaamu Alaikum Warahmathullaah My question is regarding with "Moon Sighting". I searched all of your fatwas related to it. but they weren't give answer for my question. (So don't tell me Your question is related to these fatwas...... PLEASE GIVE ANSWER) Question: In our country some people seeing the moon of Eid ul fitr on maghrib time. It is informing.. More

  • Contradicting a country in fasting and breaking it (at the beginning and end of the month) Date: 24-6-2013

    In my country, ‘Eed was on Saturday but some people fasted. My opinion is that this divides the nation. What is the religious ruling on this?.. More

  • Fasting a day to complete (the fasting of) Ramadan if people differ concerning fasting it Date: 23-6-2013

    What is the ruling on fasting a day to complete Ramadhaan if people differ concerning fasting it? When should fasting be observed if this is valid?.. More

  • Residents of non-Islamic countries- when to fast? Date: 24-7-2012

    I am a young man who lives in a non-Muslim country. The people of this country do not depend on sighting the moon in determining the beginning of Ramadhaan as the government commits them to determine a certain day at the beginning of the calendar year. Last year, it so happened that we observed fast two days after Saudi Arabia. My question is:.. More

  • Fasting and break fast with one's community Date: 24-7-2012

    Is it permissible for a Muslim to begin and end his fasting of Ramadhaan according to the timings of a country other than the one in which he is living?.. More

  • Sighting the new moon before or after sunset Date: 24-7-2012

    Please advise me concerning sighting the new moon. Should it be before or after sunset? If the moon was sighted and then it disappeared before sunset, should this be counted or should it stay till after sunset? Is there a difference among scholars regarding the time of sighting the moon? Please clarify this matter... More

  • Difference regarding the appearance of the crescent Date: 23-7-2012

    Why is the difference in the appearance of the crescent taken into consideration within the borders of countries, although these separating borders were laid down by colonialism, while that difference is not taken into consideration within each province or region? In other words, all the inhabitants of a country are required to fast if the crescent.. More

  • A narration about sighting the moon if there is cloud or dust Date: 16-8-2010

    Assalaamualaykum, Dear scholar, could you please explain to me this hadeeth, especially the part in caps: Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar: ......When the twenty-ninth of Sha'ban came, Ibn Umar would send someone (who tried) to sight the moon for him. If it was sighted, then well and good;IN CASE IT WAS NOT SIGHTED, AND THERE WAS NO CLOUD AND DUST BEFORE.. More

  • Why Ibn Abbaas did not accept the sighting of the people of Ash-Shaam Date: 9-8-2010

    Assalaamualaykum, Dear scholar, many people say the narration of kuraib cannot be used to prove that each region has its own sighting because they say: 1. Kuraib was not a reliable witness, 2. It was on the ijtihad of Ibn Abbas (ra) [even though we see that Ibn Abbas said this is the way the prophet (saw) taught the sahabah], 3. Kuraib and the people.. More

  • Her city started fasting after the neighboring city Date: 16-9-2009

    I live in the US State of Michigan. The city where I live announced that Ramadhaan starts on Tuesday, and it was the only city that announced the commencement of Sha‘baan on a different day to all the neighboring cities. The neighboring cities, which are about an hour away from our city, announced that Monday is the first day of Ramadhaan, based.. More

  • Ramadan's crescent sighting by a reliable authority Date: 14-9-2009

    I live in Leeds,a British city, where we face an issue. The Shaykh of our Masjid (Mosque) says that we follow the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) in fasting Ramadhaan and determining the first day of the ‘Eed. This year, however, he suddenly decided that he will not follow ECFR and we do not know which authority he will follow. He has.. More