Dear sir or madam,
As a Muslim citizen of the UK whom you claim to represent, I am concerned about your methods by which you announce the start of Islamic months. Despite the FACT that all moonsighting experts Muslim or otherwise have stated the IMPOSSIBILITY sighting of the new moon on Friday 22nd of September (2006) please refer to:
you have somewhat magically announced BOGUS moonsightings from Saudi Arabia, a country whose government DOES NOT use moonsighting to determine the holy months but a pre-set calendar. I think that it is disgraceful that you, as an organisation who make much song and dance about representing Muslims in Britain and yet suspend your own intellectual senses and defer to a country who are known not to sight the moon in the manner proscribed by the Shariah, you quite clearly have no interest in maintaining the unity of Muslims in this country. Why do you not have a hilal committee that serves the Muslims of this country. We have many moonsighting experts such as Dr. Usama Hassan and Shaykh Muhammad al-Afifi.
I await your response.