السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Monday 6th September/28th Muḥarram 1443 Hijri.
Let’s focus upon Safar Moon Sighting today.
As most of you will be aware, we are approaching the end of the first Islamic month Muḥarram. It is such a nice feeling that all the Muslims of the UK started Muḥarram together and, for all of us, tomorrow (Tuesday 7th Sept) is the 29th of Muḥarram.
The purpose of my message today is to encourage each and every Muslim of the UK and beyond to revive this very important Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet, صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ. To be able to do correct Moon Sighting, it is important to know the basics. On which day to look? At what time to look? In which direction to look? For how long to look? Which Du’ā to pray upon sighting? How to report your testimony? You will find all the necessary info on the website of the New Crescent Society (NCS), https://m.facebook.com/newcrescentsociety/.
They have completed 4 years of UK sighting and, this Safar, will mark 12 months of online video streamed Moon Sighting. They are also doing a FaceBook live show on Tuesday between 7:45pm and 8:15pm, where everyone will look for the moon together.
Regrettably, we are just interested in Moon Sighting at the time of Ramaḍān and the 2 ‘Eids. A very humble request to all brothers and sisters to give this Moon Sighting issue importance every month please.
To ensure we get the dates correct for Ramaḍān and both the ‘Eids, it is vital that we closely follow Moon Sighting for all the 12 months. My next message on Thursday will provide feedback and analysis of the results of this month’s Moon Sighting, اِنْ شَاءَ الَّلهُ.
May The Almighty unite the Muslims of the UK on the issue of Moon Sighting and bless us all with the correct guidance, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
Request for Du’ās
وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala