Now the battles of Eid starts. Some countries celebrate on one day and others on another day. Why? Isn’t there one moon rotating around the Earth? No. It is because in Islam someone has to see it using their eyes (no telescope) – or at least the main sects of Islam believe this. Some more progressive one would be happy to accept the astronomical calculations while others accept telescope evidence of it.
So, we reached the point where Islam claims that Ramadan brings us all together. Does it? We tend to start at different days and end on different days. Laylat Al Kaddir, accordingly falls on different days and is confusing. We end up with some accusing others of wasting their whole month of fasting by celebrating early while others accuse those who continue fasting Eid as being pain in the &ss and that in fact Muhammad said those who fast the Eid are committing a sin. It is all a mess!!