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Re: Moonsighting: Sh Hamza Yusuf wrote .....
By:william shandor, florida
Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 8:31 pm
In Response To: Moonsighting: Sh Hamza Yusuf wrote ..... (Maha Elgenaidi, Oman-Muscat)

Salamalaikum

I never heard of crescent watch missing the start of Ramadan and don't think it happened based on their reliability and experience
The basic issue is that astronomical start date is approximately a day or more ahead of visual naked eye sighting so the lag between the start of every month by astronomical vs. naked eye persists throughout the year

As Maha pointed out these issues have been written about by respected Muslim authorities in California and around the world and as long as we are consistent with using one methodology we should be ok meaning don't use naked eye to start the fasting and astronomical to stop the fast unless you want to fast only 28 days in the next Ramadan
Peace and blessings
Isa in Florida

Messages In This Thread

Sh Hamza Yusuf wrote .....
Irfan Rydhan, Indiana -- Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 7:58 pm
Moonsighting: Sh Hamza Yusuf wrote .....
Maha Elgenaidi, Oman-Muscat -- Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 8:25 pm
Re: Moonsighting: Sh Hamza Yusuf wrote .....
william shandor, florida -- Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 8:31 pm