History of Moon Sighting in UK

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

It’s Saturday 31st July 2021.

Let’s focus on the ‘History of Moon Sighting in UK’ today.

It’s been over 60 years since Muslims started arriving in the United Kingdom. For the first 20 to 25 years, the majority of the Muslims followed the Moon Sighting information received from Morocco. The first major split took place in the early 80s, when a number of Masjids started to follow Saudi Arabia, increasing further in 1986, with many more joining them.

As part of our efforts in trying to unite the Muslims of the UK on a single criteria for Moon Sighting, I was requested to put down the history of Moon Sighting in the UK, in writing. In 2019, I wrote a paper on this subject, trying my utmost best to present as much info as possible, to the best of my knowledge.

Today, this 11 page summary has been added to my website, under the Moon Sighting section. I will make a humble request to all readers to please take out a little of your precious time to read this article.

You can access it by clicking on the following :

It is very important that we familiarise ourselves with this subject, to understand what happened in the past and what needs to be done in the future.

We are at a crucial juncture in the history of UK Muslims. The time has come for all stakeholders to sit together and unite on this very important issue. If we all work together, we can achieve this unity, اِنْ شَاءَ الَّلهُ. Let’s make 2022 the year when the Muslims of the UK united on one Moon Sighting criteria, اِنْ شَاءَ الَّلهُ. Our efforts continue. We need your Du’ās and support.

May the day be close when the Muslims of the UK unite on one Moon Sighting criteria, Āmeen.

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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala