MOON SIGHTING PRACTICES AND ISSUES: AN ANALYTICAL REVIEW

Authors

  • Abdul Wahab Hassan

Abstract

New moon sighting is an important practice, particularly for determining the start of Islamic months and festivals. However, there are some observational issues that can arise during the new moon sighting process. The sighting of the new moon can be affected by weather conditions, such as clouds or haze, which can make it difficult to observe the moon. In Pakistan, there is no standardized method for new moon sighting, which can lead to confusion and inconsistencies. Different regions and religious sects may have different criteria for determining the sighting of the new moon, resulting in varying start dates for the month or festival. The use of modern technology such as telescopes, cameras, or satellite imagery is discouraged by some religious scholars. Another potential issue with new moon sighting is human error. This paper highlights the overall process of new moon sighting practices and issues.

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Published

2022-12-30

How to Cite

Abdul Wahab Hassan. (2022). MOON SIGHTING PRACTICES AND ISSUES: AN ANALYTICAL REVIEW. Islamic Sciences, 5(2). Retrieved from http://www.islamicsciences.org/index.php/islsci/article/view/175

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English Section