In this work, Hamza Yusuf decisively makes the case for sighting the crescent moon with the naked eye, as has been the Islamic tradition for 1400 years. This is essential reading for anyone seeking guidance on this important and sacred matter.
The world is at a crossroads today. A tiny minority of Muslims seems to be bent on hijacking the religion of Islam and bringing it into perpetual conflict with the rest of the world. Because of their actions, very few non-Muslims understand the real difference between Islam as it has always been, and the distorted perversions of Islam today.
Allah (SWT) has declared in the Qur'an: "O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger…" - (T.M.Q - 4:59). Accordingly, Islamic religious life is based on the instructions of the Qur'an and the authentic Sunna.
Allah describes the Qur'an as the ‘guidance to mankind, and the Criterion (of right and wrong)’ (2:185). Islamic scholars have therefore sought to explain the sciences associated with correctly understanding the revelation.