Making an announcement in the Musjid regarding the sighting of the moon

Q: Can announcing the sighting of the new moon in the masaajid be considered a bidah. For the month of Ramadhaan and for both Eids I would think that it is important. But for the other months of the year is just writing on the musjid board not sufficient. Please comment and if possible give reference to practices during the time of our Beloved Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

A: If there is a need to notify people then they could be notified.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)