Rooty Hill Masjid now follows the collective decision that was taken on moon sighting in the meeting which took place at Rooty Hill Masjid premises under the leadership of Retired Justice Maulana Muhammad Taqi Usmani sahab (Mufti of Sharia court of Pakistan) who was called from Pakistan to chair this meeting and to guide all the Muslims of Australia on moon sighting issue and to unite the Muslim ummah on the practice of moon sighting.
This meeting was attended by conspicuous Ulama of Australia including Mufti Asaudllah Tariq from Brisbane (now in Sydney@Rooty Hill Masjid), Maulana Uzair Akbar, Maulana Shamim Ahmad, Maulana Shabbir Ahmad (Rooty Hill), Maulana Nizam Thanwi, Maulana Nazir Thanwi and other community members including Mohammed Yousuf, now treasurer of Islamic Association of Western Suburb Sydney (IAWSS) committee of Rooty Hill Masjid, Mr. Jaweed Azam of Wyong Masjid Management committee and others . The collective decision to accept the moon sighted in any country that falls in the three hours zone around Australia was written by Retired Justice Maulana Taqi Usmani and the statement was signed by ALL the Ulama present at the meeting. Some of the Ulama backed off and did not pursue on their decision for no apparent reason which is creating friction and disunity among the Muslim community of Australia.
Now, IAWSS would like to revive that decision and take lead to work towards implementation of this collective decision taken by the ulama for the unity of the Muslim ummah in Australia.
Accordingly, the moon for Dhu Al-Hijjah was NOT sighted anywhere in the 3 hour zone (region) across Australia on 13th September 2015 which was 29th of Dhul-Qadah, hence, the month of Dhul-Qadah will complete 30 days. The 1st of Dhu Al-Hijjah will be on Tuesday 15th September 2015 and accordingly Eid-Ul-Adha will fall on the 24th September 2015 Thursday.
Fasting from 1st Dhu Al-Hijjah till 9th Dhu Al-Hijjah is extremely recommended, especially on the 9th of Dhu Al-Hijjah.
Eid-Ul-Adha namaz at Rooty Hill Masjid will be at 8:00AM, and will lead by Mufti Assadullah Tariq.
Parking will NOT be available on the Masjid premises, except for physically challenged musalli.
On this auspicious day of Eid-Ul-Adha IAWSS make dua with Allah subhanahuwatala to accept the ibadah of the pilgrims who are performing Hajj this year and also bestow Rahma and choicest bounties on the Hujjaj who were martyred in recent accident in the Masjid Al-Haram.
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IAWSS wish you all Eid Mubarak.