What is the Islamic way by which the beginning of the month is determined? Is it permitted to rely upon calculations of astronomical observatories to know when the month begins and ends?
It is incumbent upon every Muslim to seek knowledge and learn, more so before a particular act of worship is obligated upon him. Below is a concise summary of the basic rulings of Zakaat Al-Fitr.
On this blessed occasion, I would like to remind my Muslim brothers and sisters of some manners and Prophetic recommendation of Eid, as well as clarifying some innovations and sins that occur.
A series of essential questions and answers regarding Zakaat al-Fitr, answered by Shaykh Ibn Baz, Ibn Uthaymeen and Lajnah ad-Daaimah