End the Moon Wars
In the UK, majority of the mosques are relying upon information provided by other countries to determine key Islamic dates such as the start of the new Islamic year, Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Adha etc. The majority of the mosques follow sighting reports provide either by Saudi Arabia, Morocco or South Africa which historically may have been acceptable due to the lack of knowledge, understanding and infrastructure needed to carry out this task.
Today in 2019, the Muslim community continues to grow and we now have an increasing number of academics who have studied, qualified and are working in the fields of astronomy and science. Therefore the time has come for all of us in the UK to come together and follow a central moon sighting organisation.
The purpose of this petition is to highlight the wish of the Muslims in the UK that we would like to adopt a UK moon sighting organisation and use this petition as leverage to take to our local mosques and institutions and ask them to re-consider their sources when it comes to moonsighting.
(Please note this petition is not affiliated or endorsed by any moonsighting group or institution currently operating).