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Saturn – the new new moon?

Saturn – the new new moon?

Every year it is the same. In the UK there is a split in the community and the joyous occasion that is Eid descends into argument with the announcement of Eid on two different days. This year, everyone started Ramadan together and we were confident that perhaps this year we would complete the holy month as one community and celebrate Eid in unison. Unfortunately, the customary Saudi spanner (monkey wrench) ¬†was cast into the machinery of Ramadan and they announced…

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Deobandi Controversy on Celebrating the Mawlid

Deobandi Controversy on Celebrating the Mawlid

Deobandi Controversy on Celebrating the Mawlid: A Study & Critique to Controversial Deobandi Stances on Celebrating the Mawlid in light of classical Mawlid works The blog Scholars’ Pen has an excellently?researched piece on the celebration of Mawlid and the objections that the Ulama of Deoband have towards it. It dispels many of the objections with good grace and in the spirit of scholarship that is so often lacking in Barelwi and Deobandi debates. Here is the article in full: http://scholarspen.blogspot.com/2006/02/deobandi-controversy-on-celebrating_05.html