(Original post by The Green Manalishi)
Wa Alaikum Salaam... Do you have any info on books of fiqh on Shariah punishments?
hmmm...not at the moment. I think I might be able to find something downstairs but it's probably in Arabic and at the moment, I'm too tired to look.
It's been an incredibly long day but I promise I'll give you a proper answer by tomorrow.
Apologies - the moon was born on Friday morning. However, a crescent with an age of less than 17 hours (which was the case on Friday evening) cannot be seen with the naked eye - which is the shariah requirement.
See here: www.moonsighting.com
Sorry for the late reply, that was a difficult map to read. Plus there were Eid fireworks I went to watch from the roof. Gotta love the Eid festivities…
Ok, lets see…from what I understand, you're saying that they could not have possibly started Ramadhan with the sight of the hilaal seeing as it couldn't be seen, yet…And from that map, it would seem so.
But had they started on Sunday, then according to that map, they would also end at 29 days rather than 30 and start Eid on Monday, as they already have.
I wonder…how could have all those countries announced Ramadhaan if they hadn't seen the hilaal? And do their 'hilaal committees' get sins for misleading the public(if that is indeed what happened)?
Sorry, this might sound a little random but I just have to say it. I really REALLY hate those teenage 'gangsters'!
Eck....most of them aren't 'gangstas' just a bunch of wanna-be tough guys who would run to their mamas if any thing happened.