Jamal Mirdad

Rukyat as Determination of the Lunar Month Beginning: A Method, Obstacles, and Debate in Indonesia

Submitted by admin on Wed, 06/14/2023 - 08:45
Two calendar systems are developing globally, namely the Syamsiyah system (solar system) and the Kamariah system (lunar system). The lunar system is a calendar used by Muslims and has utility in worship rituals based on the calendar period. Qur’an and Hadith have mentioned this completely, namely, one year consists of twelve months. This study aims to determine the determination of the beginning of the lunar month using the rukyat method and to determine the extent to which the implementation of the rukyat method can be accepted by the Indonesian people.