سيدنا عمر رضى الله عنه سے روايت هے رسول الله صلي الله عليه وسلم نے ہميں خطاب آرتے هوئے فرمايا تهاآہ:- اُوصيكم بأصحابى ثمّ الذين يلونهم ثمّ الذين يلونهم ثمّ يفشُوالكذب حتّى يحلفَ الرّجل ولا يُستحلَف ويشهد ولا يُستشهد...الخ (جامع ترمذى ج 2 ص 48 ، صحيح بخارى ج 2 ص 1049 ، مستدرک
حاآم ج 1 ص 114 ، حاآم وذهبى وقالهما صحيح على شرط الشيخين)
The Prophet has said: ‘I advise you to follow my Companions and then of those who come after them and those who come after them. After this, lies will spread until a person will swear an oath yet nobody will have requested it from him. A person will witness yet nobody will have requested it from him. (Jami Tirmidhi, vol 2, p48/Saheeh Bukhari vol 2, p1049/ Hakim, vol 1, p114)
In the famous Islamic monthly booklets known as ‘Al-khair’ Multania 2005’ (Ramadhan Hijri 1426) the senior Scholars of the sub continent have written extensively regarding the incorrectness of the Saudi announcement of moon sighting marking the start of Ramadhan and Eid. In this booklet an article makes mention of an individual who has now joined the effort of Da’wat e Tabligh. This person before joining this effort, knowingly used to give false testimony, testifying to the sighting of the crescent moon in the Sarhad province (in Pakistan), however after joining this effort he accepted his mistake and has done Tauba/Istighfar as well as notified the Ulama requesting Du’a for his and his group’s mischief. (Al-khair, p14)
From the above mentioned incident it is clear how this type of false testimony and its propaganda creates confusion unifying people on the incorrect moon sighting of Saudi Arabia. This explains how this new Fitnah has taken hold across the world since the initiation of the Umm ul Qura calendar.
The Islamic Centres of the World that follow the Hanafi Fiqh as taught by the Deoband Scholars have a spiritual and scholarly connection with three respected institutes: Darul Uloom Deoband, Mazahir ul Uloom Saharanpur, Jamia Islamia Dabhel, the senior Ulama at these institutions have unanimously and continuously stated the following:‘To look for ease and decide upon the Saudi sighting decision for Ramadhan and Eid is not correct, even if a Fatwa permitting this was obtained, it would be against the principles of the Shari’ah, never should one blindly follow the sighting of Saudi Arabia. (Fatawa Darul Uloom Deoband, Mazahir ul Uloom Saharanpur, Jamia Islamia Dabhel, (18/Safar/1424 AH) 20/4/2003)
Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakaria نوّرالله مرقده Witnessing of the Saudi Moon Sighting:
Shaykh Ul Hadith Moulana Zakaria Kandhalwi نوّرالله مرقده is that personality, who dedicated his entire life in attaining the very high ranks of Knowledge and Taqwa, he spent the last 10 years of his life in Madinah Munawarrah and was blessed with passing away there. Whilst residing in Saudi Arabia, Hadhrat has detailed the inaccuracies of the Saudi moon sighting announcements in his writings, there are numerous beneficial advices, both spiritual and pertaining to knowledge in these writings of Hadhrat Shaykh .نوّرالله مرقده