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Islamic calendar
« on: May 01, 2022, 10:08:27 AM »
Salaamun Alaykum,

Which method do you guys think is more closer, in our era, to the Quran's guidance:

  • Traditional/local Moonsighting
  • Traditional/global Moonsighting
  • Moonsighting with Telescope
  • Astronomically calculated calendar
The last one is adopted by many Sunni organizations around the western part of the world with following conditions:
The conjunction has occurred before sunset
The crescent or the moon sets after sunset where there is possibility of visibility.
The angle between the crescent and the horizon at sunset is at least 5 degrees.
The distance between the sun and the moon is at least 8 degrees.

The article below differs from above by without regard to angle and distance so long as the crescent is present in the sky (above horizon) before sunset:
https://www.quranaloneislam.org/ramadan-2022

Truly appreciate if you share views with your reasoning.

Thank you
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Re: Islamic calendar
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 06:26:51 PM »
I would say use whatever is more practicable wherever one is and what one has available to them.

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Re: Islamic calendar
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 01:11:52 PM »
Thanks Wakas  :)
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Re: Islamic calendar
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2022, 01:06:02 PM »
I think this is the strongest case for Islamic calendar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG64f4Q7fvQ "The Hijri Calendar and the Lost Month of Ramadan"