Moonsighting Update

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you

Alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah) we are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel!  Yes, it seems that we are now coming out of the shadow of the ‘dark side of the moon’ and into the light!

What am I talking about?

Well, the Ulema (Scholars) of Batley have, after months of amicable consultation, agreed upon a criteria with which to sight the moon in this country.  Alhumdulillah more than 60 Ulema have come together which is great news for the rest of us who have had experience of how devisive this issue has been over the last 20-30 years.

Please click on the link below for the official e-mail sent out by the Batley Scholars which runs to 17 pages.  If this is too much for ya, then there is a helpful summary at the end!

Please read and pass the message on.  It’s about time we came to a suitable conclusion and unite within our communities and celebrate our days of Ramdhaan and Eid together on the correct days.


And Allah knows best.

Ma’as-salaam – With Peace

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4 Responses to “Moonsighting Update”

  1. Jazakallahukhayran. Lets pray the Dewsbury ulema follow the example set by Batley.

  2. Aameen, let’s just hope….
    All depends on Markaz doesn’t it……
    And also let’s hope the rest of the country follow on the footsteps of the Batley Ulama…

  3. Im afraid ill have to disagree with you there brother Mohammad!
    I think those of us who have been following this saga for many years now can clearly say that Jamiat ulama e Britain and Hizbul Ulama, 2 authentic groups of Ulama in the UK are the KEY and not Markaz in endorsing a new format / agreement in determining the start / end of an Islamic new month/year etc. These groups are well supported with some well versed, experienced and pious scholars including those of Darul uloom Bury, Leciester, Blackburn etc.

  4. Will it be possible to get the Pakistani community engaged as well, i.e those brothers/sisters who are Ghosia? Nothing will change, trust me.

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