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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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Email to MCB regarding Moonsighting

Email to MCB regarding Moonsighting

as-salamu ‘alaykum, 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: http://www.crescentmoonwatch.org/nextnewmoon.htm you have somewhat magically announced BOGUS moonsightings from Saudi Arabia, a country whose government DOES NOT use moonsighting…

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Crescent Moon Watch

Crescent Moon Watch

as-salamu ‘alaykum, With the Holy month of Ramdhan fast approaching and all the incessant bickering about when the start is or isn’t, the following website is defintely worth visiting and bookmarking. Those in our communities who are in a position of power and responsibility should take note: http://www.crescentmoonwatch.org/nextnewmoon.htm It would seem that the 1st of Ramadhan should fall on Monday 25th (dependent upon moonsighting). wa’as-salam Mas’ud www.masud.co.uk PS I am not saying that Ramadhan is on Monday.