THE VENUS DRIVEL
Mistaking the planet venus for the hilaal is untenable nonsense in terms of the Shariah. The Shariah has its own Ahkaam, and is not fettered to the views of astronomers, doctors and zanadaqah who come in a variety of hues.
According to the Shariah the only criterion for confirming the ending and commencement of Islamic months is physical sighting of the hilaal reported by Aadil (uprighteous/pious) witnesses. Besides this fact, there is absolutely no other measure for confirming the sighting of the hilaal.
If Aadil Witnesses report that they have sighted the hilaal, and if this is countered by the whole world full of astronomers who claim that it was the planet Venus which was sighted, not the hilaal, then the word of all the astronomers will be rejected. The hilaal will be confirmed and the new month declared.
It is most lamentable that even Ulama become awed by the drivel disgorged by astronomers who in terms of the Shariah are morons for talking a ballyhoo of baloney and bunkum. They are plain stupid for proffering ideas which are bound to clash with the Shariah. Even if the astronomers say that it was Venus, we shall accept the validity of the sighting if confirmed by Aadil witnesses.
23 Ramadhaan 1442 -- 6 May 2021