Ramalhan

 

Those who conceal the clear (Signs) We have sent down and the guidance after We have made it clear for the people in the book on them shall be Allah's curse and the curse of those entitled to curse.

Quran : 2-159

 

They ask thee concerning the new moons.  Say: theyare but signs to mark fixed periods of time in (the affairs of) men and for pilgrimage.
Quran: 2-189

 

It is He Whomade the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (of beauty) andmeasured out stages for her: that ye might know the number ofyearsand to calculate (time).  Nowise did Allah create this but in truth and righteousness.  (Thus) doth He explain his Signs in detail for those who understand.
Quran:10-05

 

The sun and the moon follow courses (precisely) calculated;

Quran: 55-05

 

Most of us are aware of the Prophet(s.a.w’s)  saying “sight the moon and start your fasting, and sight the moon and stop your fasting, or complete 30 days” -  there is no doubt in this what so ever; what we should understand is that sighting the moon is not an amal  (virtuous deed) it is just the things we do before and after sighting the moon that are to be taken into consideration;  For example after sighting the moon starting our fasting or celebrating our Eid is what counts, for at no incidence what so ever did the Prophet go out to sight the moon, he always gathered the information from trusted resources and acted upon it.

 

Secondly, we people are far far, more advanced technologically than our forefathers – during the time of the Prophet(s.a.w) there were no aero- planes,  trains, ships of such gigantic nature, telephones, watches, computers, satellites, electronic telescopes, cameras etc., etc., etc., now consider yourself as a true Muslim, and use your common sense – would you be wise and use these facilities and technologies to better your understanding, or would you be foolish enough to say, Prophet(s.a.w) did not use these facilities so we should not use them also; please do understand, that during the time of the Prophet(s.a.w) there were no calendars by which you could see future time and date, all they had were the present or past history, by which they calculated their time, and once again please understand, they were approximate and not precise and accurate as we have them today. One more thing those who do not accept the calculation of the sun and the moon, should also not follow calendars, for all calendars are calculations based on the sun or the moon’s rotation and revolutions.

 

Thirdly, when Rasool (s.a.w) says sight the moon, it does not mean that one should only see the birth of the crescent moon by his naked eye, we could also sight the moon thru various scientific gadgets which will not lie to us or give us false information’s like the satellite or the electronic telescope; on the other hand they would guide us and aid us with very very  accurate and precise information’s which would enable us to uniformly and collectively establish the Islamic truth without ever making us go astray, Islam has always stood for Truth, and any true findings will never be against Islam or its principles – if Islam cannot stand for Truth then it cannot be the Great Lords Guidance to mankind. Remember one thing Islam does not teach you ignorance, it is only the ignorant Alims who in their ignorance misguide and segregate the Muslims and make you ignorant.

 

For example the Saudi Calendar is short by a day, the new moon for Ramalhan is on Thursday 20th August 2009 at 10:01:35 (universal time+[plus] or – [minus] your country’s time zone difference) hence the first day for fasting would be the following day Friday the 21st August 2009but as per the Saudi calendar Ramalhan’s first fasting day would be on Saturday the 22nd August 2009 thereby losing a very very valuable Ramalhan day. Please do understand people who do not believe in the precise and accurately calculated data have no right to use a calendar ( which is completely based on calculations) and if they are using calculations they might as well go by the most precise and accurately calculated data that is available on the web, or have their own satellite and electronic telescope to determine the accurate data of the sun and moon’s rotation and revolutions which precisely determines the accurate birth of the crescent which in turn would give a uniform single calendar for the whole ISLAMIC World.

 

A most important fact is: Al Quran Sura 9 – Verse 36 & 37 –where Allah says that misappropriating one month for another amounts to shirk –Allah is specifically telling us to go by the precise calculations and call each day with its respective month and not to call it otherwise – this is what is really confusing the people all over the world, if we were to take the accurate precise calculations then we cannot be incorrect or erroneous in determining each day accurately and calling it precisely with its respective month. So dear brothers and Sisters in Islam do not miss your first day of your valuable Ramalhan it is on Friday the 21stAugust 2009 for all part of the Globe without any variations except for the small time difference between each country. and please spread this as far and wide as possible to all our Muslim brothers and sisters across the Globe and help them to fast and pray their Eid prayer on the same day uniformly,  just as we pray our Jumma prayer thru out the world on the very same day.

 

Wishing You ALL THE VERY BEST

A.H.Nazeer Ahmed.