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General Supervisor: Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid
Thu 29 DhH 1435 - 23 October 2014
Seeing the New Moon
81421 - Prayer and fasting of a prisoner who does not know anything about time
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?
110757 - Was our breaking the fast wrong and do we have to make up the 30th day of Ramadan?
111873 - There is nothing wrong with using modern equipment to sight the moon
106482 - He travelled during Ramadaan to a country where the people started Ramadaan on a different day
50412 - He is living in Germany – should he fast with the European Islamic Society or with Saudi?
70479 - He said: “If tomorrow is Ramadaan, then I will fast”
50522 - They live in Holland – with whom should they start fasting?
37667 - Should they follow the European Council even though they use astronomical calculations?
93432 - They fasted then they went back to their homeland where Ramadaan had not yet begun
1248 - Do different times of moonrise matter, and what should Muslim communities in the West do
67895 - Can he break the fast following Saudi when the people of his country are still fasting?
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?
1602 - We should rely on sighting of the moon, not on calculations
2511 - Can Muslims living in Western countries form committees to sight the moon?
1456 - Is there a certain length of time that the new moon has to be in the sky?
1245 - It is permissible to use telescopes etc., but not calculations, to sight the new moon
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