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The Muslims in N. America can now clearly see how ISNA fools them about Ramadan and Eidain dates.
For their August 8, 2013 Eid date Fiqh Council says:1: Shawwal moon will be almost 29 hours old in Los Angeles (Aug. 7). It will stay in the horizon (ONLY) about 17 minutes after the sunset.
Is age or LAG of 17 minutes after the sunset enough for Ru'yat?
(Hilal is seen usually when the LAG is 48+ min. on the horizon)
2: The FCNA calculated "totally black disk of 29 hours old moon in Southern California horizon on August 7, 2013 is a "Shara'i reason to declare that Thursday, August 8, 2013 will be the first day of Shawwal.
3: It will be sight-able by a "telescope in California." FCNA accepts telescopic sighting as a genuine Shara'i sighting.
4: The moon should easily be sighted in Chile, South America, by the naked eye. Chile is in the same time zone as the US Eastern time zone and shares the night with us.
5: Both California's telescopic and Chile's naked eye sighting fulfill the global sighting criterion - original juristic criterion for lunar months.
All four Imams (??) have agreed that moon sighting anywhere in the globe is sufficient of a Shara'i reason to declare the new Islamic month
(NOT in Hanafi and Shafi'i maslak)
Shawwal Moon CANNOT BE SEEN on August 7 anywhere in the world: LAG, angle, altitude etc. are NOT SUFFICIENT for the Moon to be SEEN.
Non-sighting means FCNA's criteria for Eid al-Fitr declaration is INVALID.
Celebrating Eid al-Fitr on Aug. 8 means NOT FASTING the last day of Ramadan.