The Virtual Mosque

Sighting the Moon

Every year there is a debate about when the Holy Month of Ramadan is going to start and when Eid is going to be celebrated, we have ourselves broadcast many khutba’s over the years on the issue. Tradition is to look for the moon with the naked eye. Here we discuss whether it is permissible to use modern scientific methods to determine [...]


Eye spy with my little eye – The Sunni lie

The Sunni “ulama” have been caught making up more stories about the sighting of the moon with the eye, when science tells us that it is impossible. In this case in Birmingham in the UK on the 10th August 2010 the sighting was claimed as being seen after 9.00pm, but the sunset was at 8.50pm and the moonset was at 8.35pm!