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Volume :6 Issue : 13 1989      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Sighting The New Moon

Auther : By: Dr. Majid Abu Rukhya

 Sighting The New Moon

By: Dr. Majid Abu Rukhya

This paper aims at researching the question of sighting the new moon to which some of the fundamental duties in Islam such as pilgrimage and fasting are related.

The old controversy, which become very acute recently, on the matter of signing the new moon, which marks the beginning of ‘Ramadan’ (the month of fasting), or proving its presence by taking recourse to astronomical calculation gave the present researcher into writing paper.

In this paper the researcher presents the view-point and the evidences of those who believe that proving the presence of the new moon by taking recourse to astronomical calculation may be necessary. He discusses both groups evidence and distinguishes between the beginning of the month according to astronomical calculation ( presence of the new moon) and according to Shari’a (reliance on sighting of the new moon).

This paper also includes the decisions taken by Islamic conferences held with the purpose of discussing the question.

In conclusion the writer gives the result of his research.

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