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Saudi Arabia, Home of the Ignorant

By AbdurRahman - Posted on 15 December 2007

Claiming a sighting of the first crescent when it hasn't even been born yet? Give me a break! What a horrible track record!

I updated my article, Global Moonsighting, a Modern Bid‘ah to include this fatwa:

"Therefore, the answer to the question is clear. It is obligatory for you to follow the sighting of the new moon in the place where you are."
Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
al-Aqalliyaat al-Muslimah - Page 84, Fatwa No.23

San Ramon Valley Islamic Center:
"We feel that the majority of communities (including SBIA, ICPD, ICL, ISEB, Irvington, Zaytuna) in the US will be celebrating Eid together on Friday."

Islamic Society of East Bay:
"We have not received any news of confirmed sighting of the Moon in the US. Insha'allah 1st of Dhul hijjah will be on Wednesday, Dec 12th and Eid will on Dec 21st."

South Bay Islamic Association:
"Tonight (Dec 10 2007) the Hilal was not sighted anywhere in the US. Therefore, we will complete 30 days of Dhul Qa'dah and 1st of Dhul Hijja will be on Wed., Dec. 12, 2007. Insha Allah. Eid prayers and celebrations will be at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds."
"CrescentWatch has not received any reliable reports of the new crescent moon being sighted in North America on Monday evening. Based on negative reports from reputable witnesses in Florida, Southern Texas, and Southern California, a committee of trustworthy scholars affiliated with CrescentWatch has determined the first day of Dhu al-Hijjah to be Wednesday, December 12. As such, the Day of Arafah falls on Thursday, December 20, with the Eid-ul-Adha celebration to take place on Friday, December 21."

Downtown Islamic Center of Chicago:
"The moon was not sighted anywhere in North America on Monday December 10, 2007 as such Wednesday December 12, 2007 is the first day of Dhul-Hijjah 1428 AH and Eid-ul Adha will be on Friday December 21, 2007. . . Eid Mubarak!"

The Muslim Community of Knoxville:
"The Eid-ul-Adha holiday will be on Friday, December 21. The Eid celebration and prayers will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center on Eid, beginning at 8 AM. Directions and details on other Eid programs will be posted soon."


Assalamu alaikum, well, unfortauntely many communities are doing their Eid on Wednesday, my community here in Winter Haven, Clarksville, Tnnessee, and Nashville, Tennessee, And it seems many others! And many, many people still feel like Eid should be on Wednesday, and any other opinion is "disunity to the Muslims". But anyway, *sigh*. I think I'm th eonly one in this community who feels differently! And I've tried to explain this to people and people just get upset so I just give up!