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General Supervisor: Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid
Wed 8 DhQ 1435 - 3 September 2014
Seeing the New Moon
66219 - Should he follow the local people with regard to starting and ending the fast?
50487 - Why are the Muslims not united in their fasting?
37743 - Difficulty in sighting the moon in industrialized areas
26863 - When should a person make the intention to fast, and what if he finds out during the day that Ramadan has begun?
66176 - Is the person who sights the new moon of Ramadaan on his own obliged to fast?
26824 - Who is the person of good character whose statement about sighting the moon may be accepted?
50412 - He is living in Germany – should he fast with the European Islamic Society or with Saudi?
50522 - They live in Holland – with whom should they start fasting?
37667 - Should they follow the European Council even though they use astronomical calculations?
1248 - Do different times of moonrise matter, and what should Muslim communities in the West do
45545 - He was fasting then he traveled to another country where they started fasting later; should he fast thirty-one days?
38101 - Differences in moon sighting between countries and its effect on those who travel from one to another
12660 - It is not permissible to differ from the people of the city with regard to fasting and Eid
26813 - They found out during the day that Ramadan had begun, so they fasted
1584 - Is it necessary for every single Muslim to see the new moon of Ramadaan?
2511 - Can Muslims living in Western countries form committees to sight the moon?
1602 - We should rely on sighting of the moon, not on calculations
1456 - Is there a certain length of time that the new moon has to be in the sky?
1226 - Sighting the moon not following astronomical calculations
1245 - It is permissible to use telescopes etc., but not calculations, to sight the new moon
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