Moon sighting report of Mahe Rajab, 1436 Hijri
We have tried to watch the crescent of Mahe Rajab (1436 Hijri) Today. (19th Hadi Ashar, 1382 Shamsi; 19th April, 2015) but the crescent was not sighted. Every members of International Moon Sighting Committee- Majlisu Ruiatil Hilaal from each district has sent the negative sighting report. Though the sky was cloudy in some areas but that was not the prime reason for crescent's invisibility. Infect astronomically the crescent was not in visible shape.
So that, it is decided by head quarter of Majlisu Ruiatil Hilaal that Mahe Rajab will start from 21st Hadi Ashir, 1382 Shamsi, 21st April 2015.
Following are the Moon Sighting criteria on 19th April, 2015:
||Values found in Bangladesh
||17 Hour 26 minutes
||9 Degree 18 A.Minute
||7 Degree 47 A. minute
|Lag Time (Difference between sunset and moonset)
But every month we face a chaos to start Islamic month on the basis of actual sighting. Someone likes to follow blindly Saudi Arabia whereas someone believes in local sighting.
In Hadis Shareef, Saiyeedul Mursaleen Imamul Mursaleen Khwatamun Nabiyeen, Noor-i-Mujassam, Habibullah Huzur-i-Pak Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam ordered, “Start fasting at the sight of the crescent and also discontinue after sighting the next, but if the sky remains cloudy obscuring the moon then complete the number of thirty.” (Bukhari Shareef).
And Allah Pak declared “Of course Nasi or shifting month forward or backward, increases the Kufri” (Surah Tauba) that means shifting forward or backward is extreme Kufri and Haraam, which is now practiced by many governments as well as Saudi Arab.