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Shari'ah:

  1.   Islamic Shari'ah allows only Hilal (sighted moon)-based Islamic dates.

Daleel: Qur’an (2:189):      “Ahilla” are the “Mawaqeet.”

 

  1.   The Prophet (S) put this Qur’anic injunction into practice himself:

Daleel: Ahadith: Extra care for sighting Sha’ban moon, Sumu li-Ru’yatihi, etc.

 

  1.   Consensus and “ta’amul” of the Ummah for the last 1400+ years. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Fixed Islamic Calendar Dates – Issues

1.    Sighting the Hilal is a Fard Kifaayah (Obligation).
* ISNA Fiqh Counc
il: “
Sighting the Hilal (ru’yah) is not an act of ‘ibadah in itself.”

2.   Allah (SWT) (2:189) required the Muslims to fix Islamic dates by the Hilal (“Sighted”) crescent. The Prophet (SAW) emphatically ordered: La Tasuumu…wa la Tuftiru Hatta tarawul-Hilala,  fa in ghumma alaikum … Don’t fast … and don’t (celebrate Eid) unless and until you see a Hilal. If it is hazy, complete the count to 30 days.  (Bukhari)

* ISNA’s calendar (1427-1432) has fixed Ramadan and Eidain dates by moon’s birth before 12:00 Noon (GMT).  ISNA’s “Sightable” moon will NEVER be actually SEEN in the USA. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

 

Islamicmoon.com Bulletin

V.1, No. 3                          CFCO Intl. 1069 Ellis Hollow Rd. Ithaca NY 14850 USA                                  July-Sep. 2006


CFCO Alert                                
ISNA’s Fixed Dates of Ramadan and Eidain 2006
                                   CFCO  Alert 

     

ISNA Fiqh Council Decides to Ignore Qur’an and Sunnah

ISNA Fiqh Council in its June 10, 2006 meeting has decided that:

- Ramadan in N. America begins on September 23, 2006
           
- Eid al-Fitr date is Oct 23, 2006

ISNA Fiqh Council unanimously agreed to fix these dates by the invisible New Moon. ISNA FC’s excuse for totally ignoring the “Hilal” of the Qur’an, the Sunnah and the consensus of the Ummah for the last 1400 years is their new rule:

(1)   The New Moon must be born before the sunset in Mecca;

(2)   The new crescent must be sightable somewhere in the world on the first day of the lunar month.             

        (Imad-ad-   Dean Ahmad, 1990: page 15).

Obviously, ISNA astronomical expert does not know that an Islamic month begins from the sunset AFTER a Hilal is SEEN, and NOT by “expect to sight somewhere 12+ hours later on the first day of the lunar month.” ISNA’s old rule (48 contiguous US states), at least started the month AFTER a Hilal was seen in some remote town. Now ISNA has totally discarded the Hilal.

The moon’s visibility data given below show that a Hilal is impossible to see anywhere in the world in the evening of September 22, or October 22, 2006