CLARIFICATION OF CERTAIN QUESTIONS
How can Mrc explain the idea that the Muslim Governments can only solve the crescent sighting issue?
We the Muslims of Britain have equal rights as the other religious groups as claimed by the British government in all aspects of life as well as celebration of Islamic festivals, but without official holidays, which are given to Christians at Christmas, Easter and other festivals. If the holidays for these occasions were reduced and the rest of the holiday given at the time of the Muslim festivals, then the problem of the crescent sighting issue will be solved because the differences in days of festivals will be covered by the official holidays given to Muslims and the world moon sighting committee will no longer be required. In my opinion it is unfair to ask the British people to give up their rights on holidays at Christmas and Easter, therefore it is for the Muslim governments to help the British Muslims to solve the problem of Muslim festivals being celebrated on the same day in the whole of Britain or even in different towns or cities.
Why do various British Muslim groups celebrate their festivals on different days from each other?
Muslim countries have their own official moon sighting committees which announce the sighting of the moon and the decision is obeyed by the Muslims in those particular countries. Britain is a non-Muslim country which does not have an official moon sighting committee under the chairmanship of a Muslim scholar (Religious leader) authorised by the British government, so the British Muslims tend to follow decisions made by the moon sighting committees of various Muslim countries. Thus, celebration of festivals on different days are due to the sighting of the crescent in other Muslim countries or calculated data supplied by the Royal observatory.