Controversies over the crescent spoil the festive occasion
I like young English speaking Imams, I don't care too much for their strand, I believe that they provide an essential service in English speaking countries.
Other than that, I am really the average ordinary Muslim struggling to make sense of the conflict we have in Australia amongst different strands of our faith over an essentially simple matter.
The Eid (festival) is meant to be an occasion of joy and celebration in unity, the start of Ramadan is meant to be an opportunity to gain a spiritual boost; but, it would seem, not in countries where Muslims are a minority. We have strands fighting with the mainstream over the simplest of issues.
Does the sighting signify the birth of the new moon, or is it only one of the means to establishing that the new moon is born?
I pray for a blessed Eid for all, despite the division and confusion.