السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Thursday 23rd April 2020. My message today is the most important one yet.
The title is ‘It’s Time to Change‘.
With Almighty Allāh as my Witness, from the depth of my heart, I hereby make a very humble appeal to each and every Imām and Masjid management committee member, of all the Masjids of the UK, which are following the Central Moon Sighting Committee (CMSC), to switch to the Moon Sighting criteria of the Wifāqul ‘Ulamā (WU) and the Batley Moon Sighting Committee (BMSC).
It has been proven beyond doubt that the CMSC informed all of us that Rajab had 29 days and according to that, we all observed Shab Barāt on Tuesday 7th April after Maghrib, and kept the fast of the 15th of Shābān on Wednesday 8th April.
Yesterday, our CMSC informed us that Rajab had 30 days. The same issue occurred last year. This is completely unacceptable. Therefore, my humble appeal to change to the WU and BMSC Moon Sighting criteria with immediate effect.
We are approximately 3 hours away from Maghrib. All our Imāms should announce the following statement after Maghrib :
‘Due to having been misled for Shab Barāt, not once but twice consecutively, we will now be following the WU and the BMSC Moon Sighting criteria.
As it’s the 29th of Shābān, many people will be looking for the moon here in the UK after Maghrib, which is the first and foremost responsibility and criteria for the Muslims of the UK.
The decision taken by WU and BMSC will be announced over the receiver system as soon as the official declaration has been made’.
Remember, we are at the mercy of The Almighty already, who is not happy with us for whatever reasons. DO NOT invite the Wrath of The Almighty anymore.
Masjids do not need to wait for other Masjids. Imāms do not need to wait for other Imāms. Fear The Creator, not the creation. I have done my duty, by informing all of you very clearly. Ignorance will not be accepted as an excuse.
It’s time! Time to change, and change now. Let my words not fall on deaf ears please.
On Wednesday 1st April, I pre-warned you about observing Shab Barāt on the wrong night. My plea was ignored, the masses were misguided. Please, please don’t let that happen again. Almighty Allāh may forgive us once, maybe twice. But, remember, if we make a mockery of His Divine Laws and Commands, He will take us to task!
Almighty Allāh give all our Imāms and Masjid management committee members the courage to stand up to the truth, and to learn to please The Creator! Not the creation! Āmeen.
A humble request to pass on this message to each and every corner of the UK please. We are at a historical juncture of our lives. Make sure we don’t mess up.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
Request for Du’ās
وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala