I observed the moon very carefully on the evenings (early nights) of 25th and 26th of September 2009. According to Mullah Popalzai 7th of Shawwal should have fallen on the 25th and according to Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman it was to be on the 26th. On any seventh of the lunar month, the moon is exactly half and forms a perfect semi-circle. It was clearly so on the evening of 26 September proving Mufti Sahib to be correct. Readers would be able to see for themselves the full moon -an exact circle --on the 14th of Shawwal that will now fall on Saturday 3rd October 2009 and not on Friday 2nd of October. Similarly, we would find 21st Shawwal - again an exact semi circle - falling on 10 October and not on the 9 October 2009. All this would prove Mullah Popalzai to be wrong and culpable of making his followers miss one roza. May Allah (SWT) forgive him. -COLONEL (Rtd) RIAZ JAFRI, Rawalpindi, September 30.