A New Milestone

Figure 1A: the crescent moon was seen in Morocco by the Sunnis and this commences the new year of 1435

Figure 1A: the crescent moon was seen in Morocco by the Sunnis and this commences the new year of 1435

The moon was not sighted on Friday night by myself nor by the noble scholars and people of Morocco, possessing the oldest university in the Muslim world (just ahead of Al-Azhar in Egypt).

It is thus the case that 1 Muharram 1436 AH will be on the upcoming Sunday. We hope in Allah that this year will be nobler for us in deeds and creed than the one that had come before and with Allah is every success.

Was-Salaam,

Al-Hajj Abu Ja`far Al-Hanbali

P.S. I had earlier misprinted that it had been seen on Friday, which was a mistake due to a computer error on my part in reading the text as it was not clear and some of the words were cut off. I do apologise for this oversight.

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