- I do have a paper from 1994 signed by Jamîl al-Amîn, Wârith Deen, and the presidents of ISNA and ICNA agreeing to follow certain principles in establishing the fasting of Ramadân. These include the national sighting and the principle of not accepting reports that are astronomically impossible. It is doubtful that this latter principle can be reconciled with the traditional methodology for determining the beginnings and the ends of months.
- On these and other points, it might be best to get a fatwâ from abroad, perhaps from Morocco, where we have been promised a prompt response.
Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali, a professor at Zaytuna College and the founder of the Lamppost Education Initiative, is considered by some as ‘controversial’ in