Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ramadhan Articles

As the blessed month of Ramadhan approaches it is time again for us to refresh our understanding of the various ahkam (rules), concepts and history related to this month. The following are links to articles related to the various aspects of Ramadhan and Eid:

The obligation of beginning of Ramadhan when the moon is sighted in any country

Ramadhan & moon sighting according to Classical scholars

Deobandi & Barelvi original Fatawa - obligatory to follow sighting of Muslim from any land for
Ramadhan & Eid

Audio: The Fiqh of Determining Ramadhan & Eid

Should we be 'Ramadhan Muslims'?

Ramadhan - Month of the Quran & its affect upon us

Ramadhan Timeline

Comparisons from the Battle of Ain Jaloot

A to Z of Ramadhan

Ramadhan: Past & present

Tafsir of verses on Ramadhan & Fasting - Part 1

Tafsir of verses on Ramadhan & Fasting - Part 2

Make Ramadhan the month of victory again

Eid: Time to Reflect

What did you do on Eid?

Post Ramadhan worship


Anonymous said...

AA Br - the hadith about :
'fast when u sight the moon and break your fast when u sight the moon'
'Allah-hu-akabar, one sighting is enough for all Muslims' are clear in their indication that the month should begin and end on the same day for all Muslims.

But I have come across some peolpe who claim that there are other authentic hadith which state - (1) that if the sky is clear then make sure that a group of people witness the sighting and (2)that follow your local masjid when it comes to starting and finishing your month.

I would be very grateful if you could pls shed some light on this matter - jizak'Allah khair, WS Your Br. Naseer.

Islamic Revival said...

We've not seen any authentic hadith regarding that apart from ones which are unrelated to the topic, e.g. when the sahaba witnessed the splitting of the moon by the Prophet.

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