What is the evidence for those who take the opinion of unifying the commencement of fasting and just using one horizon as reference?
Ibn ‘Omar (ra), reported that our Prophet (pbuh) said: “The month of Ramadan may consist of twenty-nine days. So do not fast until you have sighted it (the new moon) […]
At the sighting of the new moon (of the lunar month), the Prophet (pbuh) used to supplicate:“Allahumma ahillahu ‘alaina bil-amni wal-iman, was-salamati wal-Islam, Rabbi wa Rabbuk-Allah, Hilalu rushdin wa khairan […]
Sighting by one righteous man and it does not suffice if righteousness is not evident; a woman’s testimony is also accepted.
Imam Hanafi requires the following:1. Sighting by the vast majority in the case of clear skies2. Sighting by one righteous man suffices in the case of cloudiness or dust; a […]
Imam Hanafi requires the following: Sighting by the vast majority in the case of clear skies. Sighting by one righteous man suffices in the case of cloudiness or dust; a […]
Scholars have differed in the matter:1. Sighting by the vast majority2. Sighting by righteous Muslims3. Sighting by one righteous Muslim