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Determination of Eid al-Adha by Mufti Taqi Usmani

Click here to view this article on [This article is included here for academic interest only. This year (1421 AH), The Shura Council of North America (which includes ISNA) has unanimously agreed to base Eid al-Adha determination on local moonsighting in North America. This welcome decision should end all controversy on this subject and […]

Moon Sighting Announcements in Saudi Arabia by Mufti Taqi Usmani

Click here to view this fatwa on Q.) I am writing this letter to you with regards to the controversy surrounding the sighting of the crescent moon over Saudi Arabia on Friday 18 December 1998 and the subsequent commencement of the month of Ramadan in mosques throughout England. My question is: Can such a […]

Concerning the Dates for Eid al-Adha and Hajj by Maulana Abdullah Saleem

Click here to view this article on at-Talib Concerning the different rituals of worship of salah and fasting in Islam, one may not be made to depend on the other. Similarly, Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj are two separate rituals of worship not dependent upon each other. 1. Looking at the history of the prescription of the […]

Moon Sighting Fatwa by Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Click here to view this fatwa on In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh It is very encouraging to note that there is an awakening in the regarding the flaws and discrepancies of ’s criteria of commencing a lunar month. Hereunder is a brief illustration of the discrepancy. […]

The Start of Ramadan by Mufti M. Nawalur Rahman

Click here to listen to the Jumu’ah Khutbah from October 16, 2004 on Jumu’ah Khutbah – The Start of Ramadan Click here to download