Blackburn Moonsighting Working Group (BMWG)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته 

We hope and pray you are well, Āmeen.

The Blackburn Moonsighting Working Group (BMWG), hereby takes the opportunity to announce that ‘Eid ul-Aḍḥā will be celebrated on Thursday 29th June 2023, اِنْ شَاءَ الَّلهُ. This decision has been based on non-sighting of the moon locally in the UK and regionally, in Morocco, on the 29th of Ẓūl Qā’dah, as per our Sharī’ah guidelines. Therefore, marking Tuesday 20th June 2023 as the 1st of Ẓūl Ḥijjah 1444 AH.

Preparations are under way to organise ‘Eid Ṣalāh on Thursday 29th June 2023,  اِنْ شَاءَ الَّلهُ. Times and venues will be confirmed very soon.

It is our humble request to each and every person to whom this message reaches to celebrate ‘Eid ul-Aḍḥā on Thursday 29th June 2023. This will be a means of celebrating your ‘Eid on the correct LOCAL ‘Eid day and you will also be part of uniting the Ummah on this very important issue by reviving the blessed Sunnah of Local Sighting.

May The Almighty grant happiness and joy to all the Muslims around the world on this blessed occasion of ‘Eid ul-Aḍḥā, Āmeen.

The BMWG comprises of the following 8 scholars of Blackburn: Mawlānā Hāshim Limbada, Mawlānā Sulaiman Palanpuri, Mawlānā Yūsuf Ali Makda, Mawlānā Shabbir Limbada, Mawlānā Hanif Dudhwala, Mawlānā Rafīq Sufi, Mawlānā Master Shakil Patel and Mawlānā Sa’īd Nagori.

A further 34 scholars of Blackburn and several prominent Muftis are in full support of the BMWG. Please spread this message widely.

For Further information please contact:

  • Mawlānā. Sulaiman Palanpuri: 07448 164151
  • Mawlānā Yūsuf Ali Makda: 07764 568175
  • Mawlānā Hanif Dudhwala: 07713 007746
  • Mawlānā Rafīq Sufi: 07743 889163

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