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As salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
Wondering if anyone had the opportunity to go and see the moon either yesterday or tonight before maghrib.
A brother and I went to a high location to try to spot the moon yesterday but were not able to see it. QadarAllah (It was the decree of Allah)
The local community here in Groton CT goes by the calculation method so they had already announced the ‘Eid will be today, Tuesday August 30, 2011.
Another brother informed me that the moon was sighted in Chili around 1am EST in South America. However, seems like it was a single occurrence and hence it was not given weight due to lack of other reports.
But today when we went to see the moon before maghrib, we were able to see it alhamdulillah with the naked eye. I had two other witnesses who also saw the moon with me and it was clearly the first day of the lunar month. The time was around 7:38 EST when we saw the moon. It looked exactly like it is shown in the chart below for the first of the lunar month.
The chart below confirms that the new moon will be sighted in the Northern Hemisphere today, August 30, 2011.
Here are some pictures I took with my phone but you can not see the moon in here. It was hard enough to see with the naked eye so its not visible in the pictures.
Here is a raw picture…..
Conclusion: I have decided, along with the 2 other brothers who saw the moon, that we will make up the day inshaAllah because we clearly made ‘Eid one day in advance. This was clear from the shape of the moon that we saw before Maghrib time, Tuesday, August 30 2011.
Comments are welcome on the issue.
As salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,
Below is an important advice of Ash-Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Ramzan Al Haajiri (may Allaah preserve him) to the Muslims in Tunisia.
May Allaah have mercy upon the Muslims in Tunisia and all over the world. Aameen.
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We hope that we bring valuable content to your lives through which you can raise yourselves in émaan and understanding of the Deen.
If we have made any mistakes, we ask you all to forgive us and to make duá for us. For verily, our sins and mistakes are many. And we ask Allah, the One who forgives all sins to forgive our sins, hidden and apparent, small and large, and that He accepts our actions we did in the month of Ramadhaan. We ask Allah for steadfastness upon His Deen after the month of Ramadhaan.
We make the greeting for all of you that is reported from our pious predecessors on the day of Éed: “Taqaballa Allahu mina wa minkum Al-‘Amal Al-Saliha” (may Allah accept from you and us the good deeds)
Abu Abdullah Sajid al-Hindee
Talha ibn Shahid al-Baakistanee
An excellent reply on the topic of interfaith dialogue.
Qn28: Some of the people by what’s been called by ‘Interfaith Dialogue’ and they are claiming that those who Islaam hasn’t yet reached cannot be called kuffar (disbelievers) because the evidence hasn’t been established upon them. So, we ask you Shaykh, if you can explain this issue of making takfeer on those who haven’t embraced Islaam yet because the message hasn’t reached them.
Ans.28: This school of thought which you are mentioning are the exact thoughts of Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi who’s an Egyptian Islamic doctor who lives in Qatar, and he is not trustworthy regarding the Religion. He is a servant of the freemasons; he gives da’wah promoting the unity of religions and that which was led by Hasan Turaaby from Sudan. We know from the Quran, the Sunnah and the Consensus of Scholars that people are of two types – and there is no third.
The types are, first those who responded to the Call of Allaah and His Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and they are the Muslims; while the second consists of those who have not responded to the Call of Allaah, and they are the Jews, the Christians and the Hindus; and these are the kuffar (disbelievers) due to the evidence in the Qur’aan, the Sunnah and the Ijmaa’ (consensus of the Scholars). The Jews and the Christians are also known as the People of the Book due to the fact that they have heard about the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and they also heard his call. In the hadeeth of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, he says, ‘I swear by the One in Whose Hands my life is, there is not a Jew or Christian who heard about me and he dies without accepting that which I have brought, then he will enter the Hellfire.’ This interfaith dialogue is a sickness, an affliction, trying to bring about the unification of religions and it is not from the methodology of the Salaf; this hasn’t been known of until it became apparent from the Ikhwan al-Muslimeen in Egypt and has since branched out into different organisations in Sudan, Syria and other places. And as for the principles of this organisation, we will take that which we agree with and we will leave that which we disagree with. Their principles are the likes of which open ways to bid’ah (innovation) and enable the people of bid’ah to climb into the lives of the Muslims taking any opportunity they can to get to the misguided Muslim groups such as the Raafidah and other than them as well as the non-Muslims amongst the Jews and Christians. I have discussed this in detail previously and explained how these people leave al Walaa wal Baraa (the allegiance to the Muslims and not associating oneself to the Kuffar) although it is a principle of Islaam. As a result of this new thought, they call people to love the Christians and the Jews. This is one of their da’wah which adds itself to another of their da’wah to bring together the people of the Sunnah with the people of the Rafidaah together – and this was instigated by the founder of the Ikhwan al Muslimeen, Hasan al-Banna who clearly mentioned this. This man claimed that the Muslims and Jews should be brought together since their enmity wasn’t based on religion issues but rather our differences are economical ones – this was quoted by Mahmoud Abdul-Haleem in his book, ‘Al Ikhwaanu Ahdaatun sun’atu Tareekh’.
Every Muslim should know, there are two types in the religion, those who have accepted the words of Allaah and they are the Muslims, and those who haven’t and they are the Kuffar – and this is based on evidence from the Qur’aan, the Sunnah and the Ijmaa’. So I advise those who have been afflicted or tested with this Unity of religions to repent to Allaah. It is clear that there is no problem with is giving the Jews and Christians da’wah by using all the means causing them to love this religion. We should make apparent to them the good deeds of Islaam of which are Righteousness, Justice, prohibition of Oppression, Honesty, Protection, Security for ourselves and our neighbours, security of their wealth and their person and all other positive aspects of Islaam since it is the upright and straight religion and it is the only religion which Allaah is pleased by. And Allaah Knows Best.
- Speaker: Shaykh Ubayd al-Jabri
- Title: Making takfeer on those who haven’t embraced Islaam
- Album: Audio Fatawa
- Track: 1/1
- Copyright: www.miraath.net
- Length: 17:21 minutes (15.89 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)