Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Notts New Muslims and Moon Sighting

Assalaam alaykum,

Notts New Muslims is no more. From now on it shall be known as New Muslims and be an online resource for anyone who is interested. Brother Ghufran, the site administrator, has been asked to make a few changes to the site and insha'Allah these will take place in due course.

As for moon sighting, please read the two articles that I've posted on the site. One was posted two years ago and the second at the beginning of last Ramadan. I've been informed that for Nottingham Ramadan began Tuesday at Maghrib, so Wednesday is the first fast. Monday was the 29th of Sha'ban and the crescent was not sighted. This is accrording to the local monthly moon sightings that have been taking place since January 2006.

Here in Morocco Sunday was the 29th of Sha'ban and the crescent was not sighted, so Sha'ban was counted as 30 days and Tuesday was the first fast. Alhamduliah, in this country everyone fasts on the same day. Why? Because the Sunnah of physically sighting the moon is upheld. There is no room for the two innovations of following calculation and/or following Saudi Arabia, and with Allah alone is every success!

Ramadan Mubarak!

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