Posted on October 24, 2006
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35 responses to “Multiple Eids: The More the Merrier”

  1. Watan Aziz says:

    Those who are confused about moon phases, are so because:

    1. Do not understand the computations (And the sun and moon computed).
    2. Do not understand the relationship of Qur’an and Hadees.
    3. Do not understand the science of Hadees.

    And until they get to grips of these, no matter what is presented, their circular argument, that attempts to combine the fact with the history, will fail their frail minds.

    But, certainly, by the way the raise the question, shows their ignorance on all these subjects. Witness the ignorance of the resident but ignorant mullah.

  2. To all thosw who prefer scientific approach for moon sighting, can any of you enlighten me which scientific theory claims that birth of new moon appears is same in different regions? The way people argue about this, it sounds that birth of moon is same in the whole world which is actually not true.

  3. Owais Mughal says:

    This is from today’s dawn where a person has filed a petition on Supreme court on the issue of 3 eids :)
    ISLAMABAD, Oct 30: A lawyer has approached the Supreme Court for resolution of the issue of frequent disputes among the central and provincial Ruit-i-Hilal committees over the sighting of moon.

    Through a petition filed under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court on fundamental rights, Advocate Dr Aslam Khaki pleaded that differences and disputes had resulted in three Eids and divided the Muslims of the country, especially the NWFP, encouraging parochial differences and prejudices.

    The federal government through the religious affairs secretary, the Markazi Ruit-i-Hilal Committee, the NWFP government, the provincial Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Maulana Fazlur Rehman and the meteorology department are respondents in the petition.

  4. Yahya says:

    Of course it gave us the opportunity to do special prayers for ‘itehad’ of the Muslim umma on day 1, then on day 2 and yes also on day 3.

  5. Adil Najam says:

    Following on an earlier comment, I wanted to share this news item from The Daily Times (29 Oct). Let’s see what comes of this:

    JEDDAH: The head of the Organisation of Islamic Conference on Saturday deplored the way Islamic countries mark Eidul Fitr on different days, AFP reported. OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said in a statement that Eid on different days illustrated the disunity of Muslims and suggested that scientific methods should be used the synchronise the Islamic calendar. “The disparity of dates for celebrating Eidul Fitr in Islamic countries … is deplorable, when science, and especially astronomy, has reached high levels of development and precision,â€