Here are the results of the tiny poll that I had on the right:
Do you think different Ramadhan starting dates make sense?
Yes. There are different ways of calculation. 1 (20%)
No, we are a small country for god's sake! 4 (80%)
I don't know. Maybe. 0 (0%)
So this shows that through my modest estimate, people wish to be Muslims and have a unified calendar rather than sects. all well and good.
So how are different days are being announced? What are the rules to govern this? Is there any common ground? Should there be a unified calender worldwide, region wide, country wide or be sect specific. What about Eid? and hajj? And how come we all agree on Muharram?
I want this to be a big discussion so please invite everyone you know here, I'd like input from as many people as possible. Thanks.