As soon as it was sunset on Monday 3/6/2019 the dispute emerged between the puppet regimes in the declaration of the crescent-moon of the month of Shawwal, it was clear that the dispute was intentional, which is common from these regimes that do not care about the rules of Islam and do not give weight to its rituals.
O our People in the Blessed Land:
The confirmation of the sighting of the crescent-moon is a matter of Shariah and takes into account the Islamic ruling only, due to the saying of the Messenger of Allah (saw):
«صُومُوا لِرُؤْيَتِهِ وَأَفْطِرُوا لِرُؤْيَتِهِ، فَإِنْ غُمِّيَ عَلَيْكُمْ فَأَكْمِلُوا الْعَدَدَ» “Observe fast on sighting it (the new moon) and break (fast) on sighting it (the new moon), but if the sky is cloudy for you, then complete the number (of thirty).” [Muslim]
If the sighting of the crescent-moon is confirmed in a Muslim country, it becomes an obligation on Muslims to fast or break the fast. But May Allah punish the rulers of the taghoot who spare no effort to tear the Ummah apart and take the council of evil scholars and the misguided sheikhs, who pass fatwa according to their desires, to instill the division of the Ummah and corrupt its Deen.
What is strange is that the statement of not following the difference in sighting, and the need to adhere to the unity of fasting and breakfast has been a fatwa by the Palestinian Fatwa House, the Association of Palestinian Scholars, the International Islamic Fiqh Council, the Al-Azhar Research Center, the World Union of Muslim Scholars, and others. So why the PA’s Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussain violates his official fatwa published on the official Palestinian news agency “Wafa”, in which he said (and if the sighting of the crescent-moon is confirmed in an Islamic country, then the unity of sighting is obligatory on all Muslim countries to follow, especially the countries that share one night for the saying of the Prophet (saw):
“صوموا لرؤيته، وأفطروا لرؤيته، فإن غم عليكم فأكملوا عدة شعبان ثلاثين” “Observe fast on sighting it (the new moon) and break (fast) on sighting it (the new moon), but if the sky is cloudy for you, then complete the number (of thirty).” [Muslim] The Mufti stressed the importance of taking the opportunity of the month of fasting to be a factor of the unity of Muslims, not the cause of disagreement and division between them.) End of quote
And why is the Mufti of Jordan violates the decision of the Jordanian Ifta (Fatwa) Council, which adopted the decision of the Islamic Fiqh Council of the obligation of the unity of fasting and breaking of the fast and not to consider the difference of sightings? Why does the Mufti of Egypt contradict the fatwa of Al-Azhar? When it is the fatwa of Sheikh al-Azhar, Sheikh Jad al-Haq (may Allah have mercy on him), which states: “The majority of fuqaha’ said: It is not correct to follow the difference of sighting to confirm the sighting of Ramadan’s crescent-moon. If the crescent is sighted in a country and the people of another country do not see it, then the people of the country that did not sight it should fast because of the sighting of the others) End of quote.
Why do these muftis violate their previous fatwas or the fatwa of their official institutions? Why are they looking for interpretations that establish the division among the Muslims and spoil the people’s Eid, and they know that fasting on the day of Eid is disobediance to Allah and His Messenger? Imam Muslim narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (ra) said:
«أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم نَهَى عَنْ صِيَامِ يَوْمَيْنِ، يَوْمِ الْفِطْرِ، وَيَوْمِ النَّحْرِ»...
“The Messenger of Allah forbade fasting on two days, the day of Fitr, and the day of slaughter” ... but they bought by the verses of Allah for a small price.
((فَوَيْلٌ لَهُمْ مِمَّا كَتَبَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَوَيْلٌ لَهُمْ مِمَّا يَكْسِبُونَ))“Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they earn” [ Al-Baqara: 79]
The rejection of the Shariah rule by these hypocrites who used to advocate its fatwa, despite the proven sighting of the crescent-moon in more than one Islamic country, confirms their manipulation of the Deen and subject it to the whims of the rulers, the criminal agents, so how will they meet Allah, or will they say
((رَبَّنَا إِنَّا أَطَعْنَا سَادَتَنَا وَكُبَرَاءَنَا فَأَضَلُّونَا السَّبِيلَا)) “And they will say, “Our Lord, indeed we obeyed our masters and our dignitaries, and they led us astray from the [right] way” [Al-Ahzab: 67].
The strange thing is that when Hizb ut Tahrir called on the Muslims to abide by the Islamic ruling, which requires the unification of the fast and breaking the fast according to the words of the Messenger of Allah «صُومُوا لِرُؤْيَتِهِ وَأَفْطِرُوا لِرُؤْيَتِهِ» “Observe fast on sighting it (the new moon) and break (fast) on sighting it (the new moon)” [Muslim]
The PA’s mouth pieces attacked the party and its members, claiming that it calls for strife and division among Muslims!!! What is wrong with you, how do you judge?
Isn’t the mufti the one who violated his fatwa and the Shariah and followed the corrupt rulers’ whims who called for division among Muslims?
Isn’t the tyrant rulers, who subject the times of worship for their political differences and according to the borders drawn by the colonizer, the ones who divide your community and tear up your Ummah and conspire with your enemy against your Deen?
Isn’t Hizb ut Tahrir the one who calls you to establish your Deen, unite your ranks, unite your fasting and your breaking of the fast, and invite you to establish the Khilafah ( Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood, which implements the Deen and unites Muslims, ((أَفَنَجْعَلُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ كَالْمُجْرِمِينَ * مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ)) “Then will We treat the Muslims like the criminals? * What is [the matter] with you? How do you judge?” [Al-Qalam: 35-36]
The security coordinating authority with the occupation has not only committed the crime of dispersing the Muslims and manipulating their Deen, but followed it with a bigger crime. It mobilized its security forces and incited its gangsters and stopped the Eid prayer from taking place by force in some mosques, it arrested a number of worshippers and sent its elements to Azoon town, those entering it need to coordinate with the occupation, to storm the mosque in a barbaric manner, its elements fired shots to terrorize the people.
The crimes of the Palestinian Authority (PA) are increasing day by day; it has left no door to immorality but entered it from its widest door. It committed its greatest crime by giving up the blessed land to the Jews and its security apparatuses are stained with the security coordination with the occupation against the people of Palestine. The financial and administrative corruption has spread in its institutions, and it provides protection and care for the corrupting institutions which is roaming the country disseminating the vice ... These crimes will only increase the PA and its leaders but a disgrace infront of Allah (swt) and people, and our trust in Allah (swt) is great that he will send upon the criminals and their helpers the shame of the world and the torment of the Hereafter that will make them forgot the whispers of Satan and this will be soon by the permission of Allah ...
O our People in the Blessed Land:
The difference in the declaration of the confirmed sighting of the crescent-moon of the month of Shawwal this year was intended to strengthen the division between Muslims and promote sectarianism among them, it is a practical translation of what was agreed at the of Makkah summit, which deepened the state of sectarian division, and pledged to fight Islam and the unity of Muslims in response to the enemy of Allah, America ... and in which they confirmed their betrayal to Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the place of Isra’ of the Messenger of Allah, which was in the presence of the President of the Palestinian Authority himself, who has always called for East Jerusalem to instill of the Jewish entity over the rest of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the rest of Palestine.
What is accepted in Shariah is the conformation of the sighting according to Shariah. If the sighting is proven then fasting is obligatory or the breaking of fasting is obligatory. And it is not permissible to pay attention to the government scholars who manipulate the Deen according to the whims of the rulers. We like to note that it is not permissible to rely on astronomical calculations to prove fasting or breaking the fast, because they are contrary to the clear Hadith of the Messenger of Allah (saw) which obliges fasting and breaking the fast according to the sighting method, the Messenger of Allah (saw) taught us how to investigate the sighting and calculate the month.
Muslim narrated from Abdullah Ibn Omar (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
«الشَّهْرُ تِسْعٌ وَعِشْرُونَ، فَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمُ الْهِلَالَ فَصُومُوا، وَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمُوهُ فَأَفْطِرُوا، فَإِنْ غُمَّ عَلَيْكُمْ فَاقْدِرُوا لَهُ» “The month (of Ramadan) may consist of twenty nine days; so when you see the new moon observe fast and when you see (the new moon again at the commencement of the month of Shawwal) then break It, and if the sky is cloudy for you, then calculate it (and complete thirty days).”
The sighting of the crescent-moon is investigated on the twenty-ninth day, if the sighting is proven according to Shariah, therefore the obligatory action must be carried out of fasting or breaking the fast, otherwise the month will be thirty days. Al-Hakim narrated through correct Isnad from Ibn Abbas (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
«لَا تَسْتَقْبِلُوا الشَّهْرَ اسْتِقْبَالاً، صُومُوا لِرُؤْيَتِهِ، وَأَفْطِرُوا لِرُؤْيَتِهِ، فَإِنْ حَالَ بَيْنَكُمْ، وَبَيْنَ مَنْظَرِهِ سَحَابَةٌ، أَوْ قَتَرَةٌ فَأَكْمِلُوا الْعِدَّةَ ثَلَاثِينَ يَوْماً»
“Do not fast ahead of the month, and fast when you see it (the crescent) and stop fasting when you see it, and if clouds or darkness prevent you from seeing it, then complete the number of days of Shaban, thirty days.”
In conclusion: May Allah accept your obedience, fasting and qiyam, we ask Allah to hasten His victory and relief to us, and that the year doe not passes unless the Ummah of Muhammad (saw) will be in the best situation of pride and empowerment that Allah loves and pleases Him. Allah has made His Deen prevail and humiliated the kuffar, the hypocrites, the rulers and their henchmen, so that the believers enjoy their unity under the Khilafah Rashida (righteous Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood.
((وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ * بِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنْصُرُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ))
“And that day the believers will rejoice * In the victory of Allah. He gives victory to whom He wills, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful” [Ar-Rum: 4-5]