Moon Wars: Should Muslims Adopt Moon Sighting to Establish Ramadan?

In the ongoing, never-ending debate about moon sighting versus caculations to determine the start (and end) of Ramadan (and other Islamic months and holidays), Irfan Rydhan argues for the motion to support moonsighting: “Muslims Should Adopt Moon sighting to Establish Ramadan.” Please read to the end, where you will find a link for the rebuttal (in support of scientific calculations). My Answer: Yes. Why? Simply Because the Qur’an and Hadith tell us to.  But at the same time … [Read more...]