Part 1: Should we follow Saudi Arabia for moon declarations?
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If you are in Haramain, you need to follow Saudi Moonsighting. If you are in India, you need to follow Indian Moonsighting. If you are in Britain as dictated by Darul-uloom Deoband, we cannot follow Saudi Moonsighting.
ASlmz w w, Alhumdolillah Mufti Saeed Ahmed Palunpuri was in London this Ramdhan and we benefitted from his as never before - he safe guarded our farz fast by explaining the whole masail of Moonsighting and i prayed my Eid salaat with him. Can you please answer 2 questions for me:- 1st Question "Here in the UK all our Deobandi edara's and most of their UK akaabereen (not all) follow Saudi in moonsighting. Must we follow them or should we not (inlight of fatwa from Deoband, Shaharanpur, Dhabel and other world fatwas) as Saudi's moon sighting is not reliable?" 2nd question Do we have to follow our elders (Respected Scholars and Muftis) of the UK if we have doubt in the sighting of the Saudi moon?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
There is much distance between Britain and Saudi Arabia. Instead of following such a distant country the people of Britain should follow the moon sighting of any closer country like Morocco when the moon sighting is proved by ways prescribed in Shariah.
Allah knows Best!
Darul Uloom Deoband
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.