Masha Allah!!!   65 countries all over the world from the East to the West fasted in the world the Arafath day, and some stood on the Arafath grounds (3rd October) and celebrated their Eid-ul-Adha on the right day, 4th october 2014, only some ignorant foolish countries distorted the truth and celebrated their Eid on three different days, fasting on the Eid day and committing Ziyadathun Kufr (excessive Kufr) (Quran: 9:37), which Allah and His Rasool have strictly prohibited and consider themselves to be Muslims.  How can someone commit Kufr and consider themselves to be Muslims!!!!!.  What a foolish act? And so many of the so-called Alims were involved in it. These were people who are supposed to lead the people to truth and piety but in fact, they were mocking at Allah(swt)’s unique flawless religion and taking the Ummah to Hell by propagating in a false manner the Quran and Hadees.


The main criterion governing the beginning of a new Lunar month are three things; one is the Urjoonil Qadeem, which is the last phase of the moon for the lunar month, and it comes out at Fajr time in the eastern sky, and when it is seen then automatically the next day would be the conjunction day, and the next to that would be the 1st of the next lunar month,  this is automatic,  the next is the conjunction day and the third and the most important fact is that the Islamic day begins at Fajr and not in the evening (maghrib).  Because people are confused as to these facts and most people don’t even know about the Urjoonil Qadeem (Al Quran - 36:39),


And the Moon,- We have measured (stages) for her mansions (to traverse) till she returns like the old (and withered) lower part of a date-stalk (urjoonil Qadeem).
Al-Quran – 36:39


Allah(swt) commands us in the above verse to observe the phases of the moon, and Brothers and Sisters in Islam please do understand that neither Rasool(s.a.w) nor the Sahabas -  they did not run on the eve of the Eid trying to look for the Crescent moon, they abided by Allah(swt) and were observing the phases of the moon from the very beginning and because of this they clearly understood as to whether the month would have 29 days or 30 days in the very beginning of the month, the crescent moon’s place and size showed them this clearly and that is why we do not have any history of Rasool(s.a.w) or the Sahabas sitting for Ihtikaf for 11 days or 9 days – whether the month had 29 days or 30 days they began their Ihtikaf and sat exactly 10 days;  they never had any confusion in this matter.


But to-day we are having a great dilemma in unifying the Islamic Lunar month throughout the world.  As a result, we are having two and three days having the same dates on different days in different parts of the country.  It is a pathetic and a sad situation for Allah(swt) has given us a unique, precise and an accurate calendar, far more accurate, and precise than any other calendar in the world and still, we are mocking at Allah’s supreme calendar.  Is it not a tragedy, the simple fact is, we pray Jummah weekly throughout the world and we know for sure that within 24 hours period, the whole world completes the Jummah and this is a weekly happening, which we continue from ancient times for more than 1000 years, and still we don’t even think as to how this Jummah which can be performed in a single day cannot be in likeness to the Eid and the other Auspicious days we follow and celebrate.  Also, simple reasoning will tell you that the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and all the weekdays always unique in the entire world and they come simultaneously without any confusion and the whole world celebrates the weekday’s universally in a single 24 hours’ period.  How then could we ever justify that the beginning of a month could have different dates on the same weekday?  This is ignorance confounded.  People should use their simple reasoning sense to understand that the whole world 24 hour period is a single day period, and it cannot consist of different days and different dates within this 24-hour period.  It is because that the people do not have simple reasoning, in other words, common sense; we are prone to all these dilemmas and confusions. 


The main reason for this is lack of understanding the Deen and observing the halaal and haram part of the Deen.  When you are in the Halaal cadre, Allah(swt) is with you and all things become crystal clear to you, and you understand and solve problems with utmost ease, but,  when you go to the Haram cadre, Shaitan gets into you and you tend to confuse each and every simple things that come your way.  The majority of the Sahabas were illiterates, but they were strict in observing the halaal and haram part of the Deen.  As a result, they were able to understand it in a crystal-clear manner, the common sense part of the Deen and in a crystal-clear manner understood the clear concepts of Islam, which is always PURE common sense.  Because we are not observing this, we are in such a big dilemma and we are confusing simple matters and making it a great issue which could easily be solved with a little clear thinking.  For example, Quran: (6:159; 3: 105;3: 102):


As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, thou (Oh! Muhammed) hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.
Al Quran – 6:159


 Be not like those who are divided amongst themselves and fall into disputations after receiving Clear Signs: For them is a dreadful penalty,
Quran – 3:105


O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not (other than a Muslim) except in a state of Islam.

Al Quran – 3:102




All these explain in a crystal-clear manner that we should not segregate in religion but the so-called Alims of our religion are mostly responsible for splitting and dividing up our religion into so many various groups and sects; all going to hell and each professing theirs division or sect to be the right religion, but Allah and His Rasool(s.a.w) say that only the Muslims, who have not segregated themselves into different groups will come to heaven. What a pathetic situation; there are hardly few group of Muslims in this cadre in the world, all the others are split and segregated into different sects and divisions. Brothers and sisters think for yourself.  We need to be only Muslims and do not belong to any sects or divisions,  and the main aim is to enter Paradise successfully; and Allah(s.w.t) has made this a very easy task by giving us the Rasool, Quran, and Hadees but Satan complicates it and corrupts and pervert it and makes it difficult for us to understand it because of the Halaal and Haraam concept.


May Allah help us to UNITE as a single group “MUSLIMS”  and show the world as to what a unique and a powerful religion Islam is (aameen, aameen, aameen, valhamdu lillahi Rabbil Aalameen).



A.H. Nazeer Ahmed