Majlis ul Ulamaa of Australia Statement
Statement of Majlis ul Ulamaa of Australia (2012) for the importance of local moon-sighting especially in the commencement of the month of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Eid-ul-Adha[English Text only]
The Majlis ul Ulamaa of Australia are pleased to announce that the following Ulamaa from various states of Australia (including Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and New South Wales) have decided that all Islamic lunar months will be observed by local moon-sighting. These include the commencement of the month Ramadān, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Eid-ul-Adhā. Be it known that there is no connection between Eid-ul-Adhā and Hajj. Hence, the sighting of Eid-ul-Adhā will be subject to local moon- sighting. The following sixty six (66) Islamic Scholars (see attached pdf file) and Imams from all parts of Australia have whole heartedly expressed their preference for local moonsighting.