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Sighting the new Moon of Ramadhan and new Moon of Shawwal
Question:

What is the method that confirms every lunar month?
Answer:

The authentic Hadiths from the Prophet -Sallallahu alaihi wasallam- prove that the new crescent moon is whenever a reliable person sees it after sunset on the night of the 30th of Sha'ban or two reliable persons see it on the 30th night of Ramadham then the sighting is considered. By this, the first if the month is known without any need of considering the period of how long the moon remained (visible) after sunset. It makes no difference whether it lasted for twenty minutes or more or less, because there is no authentic Hadiths that prove a specification for the number of minutes for the moon's vanishing after sunset.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Fatawa Islamiyah Page no.222 Vol: 2
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