The Fiqh position of Saudi moon sighing has been discussed under the guidance/Fatawa of Ulama & its fairly clear for ALL to see and check.
Someone has stated on another thread, “…There are people who know about the subject matter better then the Ulama…”
There is nothing technically wrong with that statement as Ulama are NOT Astrophysicists.
I would like to humbly and requestfully propose the following :
1. If ANYONE knows of a scientist (Muslim or Non-Muslim) who considers Saudi moonsighing to be correct, please join the forum and enlighten us,
2. If such an expert is unable to come to the forum, please ask to post his/her findings or a scientific paper on the subject, supporting the Saudi position with clear scientific data
It would be of great benefit for all to investigate the scientific evidence.
However, for the record I would like to state that the vast majority (can’t say all) of scientists and researchers (Muslims & Non-Muslims) in UK & Saudia are unanimous of the error in Saudi moonsighing and in UK the local scientists (Muslims and Non-Muslims) regularly voice their disapproval in conferences held on the subject.
Royal Greenwich Observatory & NASA are pretty clear and unanimous.
Disclaimer! This POST shouldn’t be misunderstood to mean that I am proposing following the Observatory instead of naked eye sighting. I am simply pointing to the other side of the argument.