Multiple Eids: Nation to celebrate on August 20, K-P on 19

Published: August 18, 2012
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Pakistan Ruet-e-Hilal committee chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that Eid will be on Monday. PHOTO: EXPRESS/MOHAMMED NOMAN

Pakistan Ruet-e-Hilal committee chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that Eid will be on Monday. PHOTO: EXPRESS/MOHAMMED NOMAN

The Shawwal moon has not been spotted across the country, Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced on Saturday, Express News reported. Eid-ul-Fitr across the country will be observed on August 20.

Addressing a press conference, Mufti Rehman said that no credible testimonies of sighting the moon were received from the provincial capitals, including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Quetta.

The various zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees had convened a meeting to sight the moon in major cities of the country while the Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee meeting was held in Karachi.

The official announcement of the sighting of the Shawwal moon was made after consulting all the committees.

Eid in K-P on Sunday

Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, chief cleric of the Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in Peshawar, announced on Saturday that Eid-ul-Fitr in the city will be celebrated on August 19, Sunday.

He said that testimonies were received from 23 men and one woman from across the province.

K-P senior minister Bashir Bilour, on behalf of the provincial government, announced that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on August 19 across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The zonal Reut-e-Hilal Committee of Peshawar also lodged its protest against the central committee’s announcement of celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on August 20.

The zonal committee said that the testimonies received from across the province were not given any consideration by the central committee.

Maulana Ehsanul Haq from the zonal committee, talking to Express News, maintained that their demands since several years have been the same. “The central committee should continue with its meeting till around 11pm. Because we keep receiving testimonies and it takes time to forward it to them. They always end the meeting around 9pm. The same happened this year.”

Haq added that the zonal committee has appealed to the provincial government to announce Eid on Sunday. “God willingly, we will celebrate Eid tomorrow.”

Reports of the moon being sighted in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa were received by the zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committee there, including 15 testimonies from Mardan.

Areas of North Waziristan, including Bajaur, Mardan and Banu will also celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on August 19.

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Reader Comments (87)

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Aug 18, 2012 - 8:36PM

    May this Eid ul Fitr of 2012 which is falling on August 20, 2012 may bring peace, prosperity, happiness collectively for the entire PAKISTAN.

    Aameen.

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  • a&a
    Aug 18, 2012 - 8:37PM

    But they didn’t considered testimonies received from Mardan zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committee . . . ????Recommend

  • Donga Bonga
    Aug 18, 2012 - 8:38PM

    Mufti saab!!!

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  • Soldier Bazari
    Aug 18, 2012 - 8:44PM

    The picture shows the man staring into a parking meter — how can he find the moon there!Recommend

  • A2Z
    Aug 18, 2012 - 8:50PM

    My friend in Lahore is claiming that he has sighted the moon….Allah knows best

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Aug 18, 2012 - 8:51PM

    Can’t they just use an astronomy software?

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  • Wiki
    Aug 18, 2012 - 8:56PM

    @Soldier Bazari: u r right….lolzz

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  • Cautious
    Aug 18, 2012 - 9:01PM

    Why is sighting the moon always a problem in Pakistan? You do share the same planet with the rest of us don’t you?

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  • us
    Aug 18, 2012 - 9:06PM

    Moon is sighted only if Mufti sees only himself. I never remember he saw moon and Eid after 30 days.

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  • Aug 18, 2012 - 9:37PM

    I donot khow why central hilal committee donot accept testimony from kpk???Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 18, 2012 - 9:54PM

    There was no moonighting anywhere in Pakistan. If you want to celeberate Eid with Saudi Arabia, then go ahead. Nobody can stop you but if you want to celeberate after sighting the moon, then wait for monday.

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  • .....
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:10PM

    @Soldier Bazari:

    that’s a telescope not a parking meter

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  • Adnan
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:17PM

    We can’t even celebrate one eid – how sad is that

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  • Umair Khan
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:18PM

    Well we wanted to have eid on same date but if Mufti Muneeb will not accept witnesses of KPK then we do not care :) Happy Eid mubarik to all :)

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  • Umair Khan
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:20PM

    Rest of the world & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will celebrate Eid tomorrow; rest of Pakistan the day after. Eid Mubarak, world! Pakistan, hold on.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:32PM

    Try the lost and found.

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  • ZZQ
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:33PM

    These clerics are making fun of Islam. When experts and Met Dept says sighting of moon is not possible in certain area even with telescopes… whats the credibility left for these so called Sharia witnesses? Recommend

  • Bakhtawer BIlal
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:35PM

    Absurdity at its best. Did our Rasool, used telescopes to sight a moon. Why then this moulvi is using it. If it is ok to take help from science, then why not Astronomy. Recommend

  • sima
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:35PM

    In afghanistan there is one eid for everyone shia and sunni.

    Advance eid mubarakh…..Recommend

  • ZZQ
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:36PM

    why does these so called KPK clerics create problem for Eid and Ramadan moon sighting??? what happens for rest of the year???

    Populzai got country wide recognition ,, thx to media age… so this time around another selfish Mullah in Waziristan thought why shud he remain out of media limelight…

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  • Salman
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:37PM

    Why didn’t KP Govt accepted the moon sighting claims in South Waziristan yesterday before criticizing federal moon sighting committee ? Is S. Waziristan not in KP ?

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  • MSP
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:39PM

    Is the title of this post suggesting K-P is apart from the nation?

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  • Haroon
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:40PM

    its sad that while the west is sending rovers to mars, we refuse to use astronomical calculations to predict lunar sightings. Here is a link to satellite picture maps predicting moon sightings around the world:

    http://moonsighting.com/1433shw.html

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  • Lahori
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:41PM

    Why talk of Muslim unity when you can’t even celebrate rid on the same day IN THE SAME COUNTRY!Recommend

  • Awans
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:43PM

    @Umair Khan: For your info testimony of every witness is not allowed in Moon Sighting in Islam. The moon sighting by ordinary people must met certain criteria and Mufti Muneed and Pakistani Ruit e Hala observe that but Mufti Popalzai have an old problem in making his authority around KPK. In my view even in Eid Religious Superiority and Race Superiority comes in and Aryans and Arabs celebrate on one day while Najmis celebrate the other day.Recommend

  • Maria
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:43PM

    @Cautious: In Canada we have three Eids (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) depending on who you ask. Alas we have the same confusion here !

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  • Qaisar jan
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:48PM

    if you go to a Moon Sighting website, moon wont be visible to naked eye in Pak untill sunday evening, so any Eid on Sunday is nothing but to further divide a confused nation…

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  • Shahid
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:56PM

    State has nothing to do with Eid/roza etc. It is indeed personal affairs of human beings. It is sad that punjab monopolized media brazenly criticizes Pakhtuns personal decision on the basis of their conviction to celebrate Eid seperately. One should b tolerant enough to respect personal decisions of any groups, which affects only their own lives. Plz Pakistani media learn pluralism and tolerance. Dont repeat the behavior u showed to Bengalis. You the educated mob should learn from history, otherwise history ll repeat itself.Recommend

  • A J Khan
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:58PM

    Three eids.
    1. Eid e Miransha
    2. Eid e popalzai
    3. Eid e Muneeb
    THE MORE THE MARRIER

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Aug 18, 2012 - 10:58PM

    Why can’t all the maulvis use good “away-flutes”… Or Doorbeens, as Azizi would say :D :D That should solve the issue, shouldn’t it?

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  • Usman
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:01PM

    Its a political issue not a religious one. the ANP lead mullahs in KPK just want to prove that they are separate than the rest of the nation.

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  • Mariah
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:06PM

    Islam has got a lunar calendar. I do not, understand that why this behavior is exibited by KPK only on the issue of Eids. If the moon is actually sighted there before rest of the country, then this should happen in all the 12 months of the Hijri calendar. But this is not the case, which very well indicates that their actions are meant to create divisions. If they want to celebrate Eid with Saudia then why this testimony Drama?

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  • Afridi
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:06PM

    @Salman
    waziristan and other agencies are not part of kpk.These are federally administrated ares

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  • Umair Khan
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:07PM

    @Awans:
    personally it does not bothers me. Pakistan is divided on all issues so let this Eid be one of them. if credible people come and testify for it then we do not have option but to accept it. And by we, i do not do it but Masjid Qasim Ali Khan does it. They are credible and not like mufti muneeb. #Peace :D Eid mubarik from my side. Recommend

  • Dr. Anwar Hasan
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:09PM

    Dear Mufti Muneeb:
    You are doing a wonderful job as the head of Ruet-e-Hilal. You are using the instruction according to the Quran and corroborating this information with scientific knowledge. Your information is correct and accurate every year. Because of you we are having one Eid in almost the whole of Pakistan every year for the last 10 years or more. Please keep up the good work. I remember the year the husband celebrated Eid one day and the wife the next day. This was in the 1970’s-80’s.

    You will find people who will swear they have seen God and also the Prophet. If a person has an obsession he will see things that do not exist. This is a medical condition. They are not lying but they claim honestly to have seen things that is not possible to see.

    Something not visible to millions of people but seen by 10 has to be investigated. Again thank you for the good work!

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:14PM

    One Allah gave us one Koran, One Prophet, One Kalma, One Mecca, One Medina but we are not united. Now we want one day Eid for all Muslims, otherwise we will keep on killing each other. Allah must enhance Moon size bigger than the Sun and change its orbit to make it visible throughout the world. Its a very small demand, hope He will accept it.

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  • sima
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:15PM

    @ maria
    There is one eid in canada for all muslims. But for pakistanis it mighht be three eids. Everyone is joking about that. No one take pakistanis serious anymore and this is all because in pakistan there is no one who dares to die for the truth.

    Eid mabrukRecommend

  • Salim
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:15PM

    This Popalzai guy …May be his witnesses saw the moon in a day dream because meteorologically it was not possible.Maulana Popalzai accepted one womens testimony as well. How come it should have been at least two women. Recommend

  • Abdul Salam
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:17PM

    Why every body is blaming PK and Mulana Populzai. They might be wrong and might be blamed for but why not you people are cursing the rest of the Muslim world?

    Will only Pakistan will have to follow scientific method not the rest of the Muslim World or the rest of the Muslim World is living in Stone ages and only Pakistan is living in Scientific ages?

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  • Waqas
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:18PM

    That is not a telescope, that is a “theodolite.”

    Also, the images on moonsighting.com are NOT “satellite images” as someone mentioned, rather they are calculated curves of visibility plotted over a map.

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  • Ihsan Afridi
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:20PM

    New Moon on 17 August 15:55 Universal Time. Phase of Moon on 18 August: Waxing crescent with 1% moon’s visible disk illuminated. Phase of Moon on 19 August: Waxing crescent with 3% moon’s visible disk illuminated. Reference U.S. Naval Observatory. Astronomical Applications Department

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  • Salman
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:26PM

    sorry its North Waziristan not South Waziristan

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  • Len Aziz
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:32PM

    This Eid fiasco, tells non-Muslims that the Pakistani Muslims are still illiterates and incapable of using modern scientific methods to predict new moon, also still living in stone age thanks to mullas and mufties?

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  • Aug 18, 2012 - 11:41PM

    Killa Abdullah Khan/Chaman: Eid is announced, firing in the air is heard, though Pakistani Hilal Committee announce Eid on 20th of August.

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  • S
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:42PM

    @Umair Khan: What I don’t get is that how can you observe Ashura and other significant religious events with us (rest of Pakistan)? Is it possible? Where does the “one day” difference go? Does it automatically disappear or something? :/ KPK should observe all such events a day ahead of us ( with Saudia and Middle East) since they’ve sighted the moon early!

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  • sima
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:55PM

    No one can aswer why is pakistan different everytime from the rest of muslim world? R they so insane or is the rest of muslim world much cleverer?Recommend

  • Wiki
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:55PM

    @ZZQ: what is the credibility of mufti muneeb… Why didnt he considered tistimony from kpk..Recommend

  • Syed Shah
    Aug 19, 2012 - 12:00AM

    @a&a:
    If you keep considering every body’s testimonies then why all this government? It is non-sense to even entertain such maverick sightings. It is a shame that we do. Ek se ek maskharay TV par baithay rahthay hain and hamara mazaq uda rahay hain.

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  • Aug 19, 2012 - 12:18AM

    Lucky nation we are too. Too many Eids!

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  • Ali RWP
    Aug 19, 2012 - 12:19AM

    Mufti Muneeb is 100% credible. who can prove that he is not credible.

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  • Mohammad Ali
    Aug 19, 2012 - 12:22AM

    My Good wishes for all k-p`s brothers and sister. no matter 19 or 20 september :)

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  • My Name is Khan
    Aug 19, 2012 - 12:23AM

    Dear and Near, Instead of your own discussion go and set with a cleric and ask them that Two or Three Eids can be celebrated or not , Please note the following:
    Itiha al-Matali (unified horizons=Seen anywhere is seen everywhere) and Ikhtilaf al-Matali (Every town by its own sighting)

    So Please dont discuss if you dont know, Wallahu Aalamu Bi Sawab.

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  • Mansoor
    Aug 19, 2012 - 12:30AM

    why didn’t MM(mufti muneeb) considered the testimonies from its Zonal Committee? Why? Its not fair because the zonal committee was supposed to be an official committee…. and if you don’t accept testimonies from the zonal committee of KPK the why are u having this committee?

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 19, 2012 - 12:47AM

    @ sima, Pakistanis are not different. Most of the countries west of Pakistanare are celeberatig Eid on Sunday, whereas East of Pakistan, all Muslims are celeberating on Monday. Population wise majority of Muslims are celeberating Eid on Monday. The population of Pakistan, Indian Muslims, Bangladesh, Indoneshia, Malaysia etc is more than 70% of all Muslims and they are celeberating Eid on monday. The problem is not with Pakistanis or any other muslim. Infact problem is with the lunar calendar. It will never be solved, therefore we should learn to live with it.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Aug 19, 2012 - 12:49AM

    Testimony of KPK Zonal Committee was rejected by Hazara People so Pakistan the only country in the world will be celebrating three Eids. May Allah bring harmony amongst the Pakistanis.

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  • Ahmed
    Aug 19, 2012 - 1:08AM

    @Cautious:

    Its not just pakistan, Its all Desi’s who cant find or see the moon. They have all come to North America now and we also have two eids not because they dont know when will the moon come out , its just they want to be different from the rest of the world and the term they use it is called Sunnat.

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  • ZZQ
    Aug 19, 2012 - 1:10AM

    @Wiki, he has Met Dept and technical experts vouching for his decision… Dont tell me u wud also see moon when scientific evidence suggests otherwise?

    2nd, he’s the one entrusted with authority and responsibility… so others wishing for their own (vested) councils shud just let him do his work!

    then, how come its the KPK Mullah’s who see a disputed moon (always ahead of rest of Pak – which is not possible tecnhically)??? By clamoring every year (only on Ramadan and Eid) for neglecting advice of KPK maulvis, these Mullahs are widening ethnic divide…

    I wud simply suggest we dont confuse this issue with ethnicity or sectarianism!

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  • Syed Zulfiqar
    Aug 19, 2012 - 1:12AM

    @Sima: Pakistan is among the few countries where moon is sighted locally otherwise most of rest of world follow Saudi Arabia. I will not balme Popalzai or Muneebur Rehman but will accept the verdict of Muneebur Rehman because it is more relevant to the astrological data.

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  • Waziristani
    Aug 19, 2012 - 1:16AM

    What a nonsense? The Shawwal moon has not been spotted across the country, Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced on Saturday, What about the 20+ Pashtuns who spotted the Moon. In Islam, two women evidence is equal to one man but in this case 20 Pashtun evidence is equal to zero. Mufti claimed that tomorrow it will prove that who is following whom judgement? Dear Mufti, with due respect, Punjab and Sindh will definitely follow you but can you tell who many in the said provinces are fasting? It is high time for the people of the country to demand the abolition of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee as it is creating problem rather solve it.

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  • Zia Pasha
    Aug 19, 2012 - 1:36AM

    hmmm This is a failure of the central government. While we admit they don’t have the mental capability to fix major issues like electricity and law & order. At the very least, the central govt can announce and implement strict guidelines that’ll take away the eid-announcing rights from these many smaller committees and the whole nation would have to celebrate eid on a single day.

    What a shame. Eid tou mil kr mana nahi sakty, ye dushmano ko shikast deny ki baat krty hain

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  • Waqas
    Aug 19, 2012 - 1:46AM

    @Wiki Even met department said that it was impossible that moon can be sighted today! but no wonder even science fails in KPK or better to say in Pakistan!

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  • Nasi
    Aug 19, 2012 - 2:00AM

    On Saturday, it would have been hard to spot the young moon on sky in Karachi. As it was quite close to horizon as well as the setting sun, it would have moved out of sight fairly soon after the sunset.

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  • Gen zia ul Haq ka bab
    Aug 19, 2012 - 2:08AM

    That’s because the mullahs are too busy tearing down minerats and removing quranic verses from ahmadi graves and mosques

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  • PakArmySoldier
    Aug 19, 2012 - 2:41AM

    @Bakhtawer BIlal:

    You’re obviously ignorant of the fact that there are some astronomers that serve on the Pakistan Ruet-e-Hilal committee alongside religious scholars. Their approach is holistic in nature – combination of science and eye-witness accounts.

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  • Faisal
    Aug 19, 2012 - 2:56AM

    Lunar charts are available for the next 100 years and they tell you exactly what time the moon can possibly be seen in any given area. Acording to that chart for today , from lahore to kabul, moon can be seen from 7 to 7; 20. At that time, alhough moon is still there, the sunlight is too strong to see it. But the moon is there. Saudia sharia requires that if moon is there as per science, its there. Our concept is that we must actually see it. If thats the concept then its a simple scientific fact that u COULD NOT SEE MOONTODAY ATER 7 30 pm AS PER LUNAR CHART UPTIL KABUL. So if someone says they saw it at 10 pm they r clearly lying.

    For Seri the order is to eat till u can distinguish between a black thread and a white one, but we want to follow science n note exact time eg 3;23, but for moon sighting we r not intereested in wat science says abt position of moon n want to search all night for what is not even there. Beats me.

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  • Awans
    Aug 19, 2012 - 3:05AM

    @Umair Khan: Brother do you know in Waziristan many people sighted moon on Friday which was not even remotely possible in any other part of the world and they had credible testimonies about Eid as well. So whom to believe as they claim to see the moon one day before you???. Science totally reject the claim even today that moon cannot be sighted in Any part of Pakistan.

    http://moonsighting.com/visibilitycurves/1433shw_8-18-2012.gif

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  • Awans
    Aug 19, 2012 - 3:08AM

    @Wiki: Mr Wiki why Pakistanis are so keen in rejecting Astronomy.???. Scientifically it is not possible to see the moon in Pakistan at all. Why dont you believe in Science at all. On friday many people saw the moon in Waziristan so what do you say they were right as well???.Recommend

  • salarmaiwand
    Aug 19, 2012 - 3:42AM

    what is wrong with multiple Eids? I would rather like this diversity though I would like the provicincal government and not the mullas to declare Eid

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  • Anti-mullah
    Aug 19, 2012 - 4:13AM

    Here is what scientifically possible.

    http://www.crescentwatch.org/cgi-bin/cw.cgi?action=2

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  • Ahmad Mirza
    Aug 19, 2012 - 4:35AM

    Come on guys this is his moment of BEING IMPORTANT … let him be .. he is useless for the rest of the Year anyway; OQAF is providing them with Free Money AKA Salary; they have other businesses to attend to during the year; now this is the only month when someone is ACTUALLY listening to them; waiting for them to say something; so let them have their fun.

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  • Karim
    Aug 19, 2012 - 4:50AM

    Why make an issue of this matter. Let whoever wants to celebrate Eid on whichever day, be accepted quietly. When the controversy is given importance regional mullahs want to come to the limelight by declaring Eid on different days.

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  • Jojo
    Aug 19, 2012 - 5:01AM

    @Bakhtawer BIlal:
    Wow what a typical ignorat comment, did the prophet use internet, tv , cars , aeroplanes, mobile phones ???
    This speaks volumes for your level of thinking…yes science defies people in kpk so yeah go oh celebrate eid.

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  • Salman
    Aug 19, 2012 - 5:03AM

    Mufti Muneeb is not a singel person in committee…there are people from meterological dept, SUPARCO, Pakistan navy and Karachi Univeristy along with many ulema from all over the country….from scientific calculations it was not possible to see the moon in whole asia region….

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  • Jojo
    Aug 19, 2012 - 5:06AM

    @Umair Khan:
    Yes they are credible pecause they belong to your sect, face it that is the basic issue im pretty sure one a deobandi chairman comes up everything would be just fine with kpk.

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  • RBTahir
    Aug 19, 2012 - 5:15AM

    When a constitutional body is existing in the country and working logically, scientifically and religiously well who allowed Mufti Shahab ud din to make announcement regarding moon. Moreover the claims of this particular Maulvi are not backed by science. This seems to be a political issue rather than a religious one. Now what ahead? Our brave Chief Justice should take a suo moto action and ban all such private individuals to make states within state. So Happy Three Eids of Shawal 1433 to all my countrymen. Enjoy it. Recommend

  • Kashif Ali
    Aug 19, 2012 - 7:21AM

    Maulvi using technology. LOL

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  • Aug 19, 2012 - 7:36AM

    May this Eid ul Fitr of 2012 which is falling on August 20, 2012 may bring peace, prosperity, happiness collectively for the entire PAKISTAN.
    Aameen.Recommend

  • Fasih
    Aug 19, 2012 - 9:47AM

    3 eids

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  • Raj Kafir
    Aug 19, 2012 - 10:48AM

    How ironic, these Thekedars of Islam are using Kafir technology to determine Eid.

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  • Syed Shah
    Aug 19, 2012 - 10:41PM

    This is the right way to go about. This every Tom Dick and Harry saying he saw the moon must stop. There were two problem guys of Masjid Mahabath Khan and Masjid Khasim Khan. Now there is one more to contend with. These fake watchers of moon must be put down with a heavy hand. Shahadathen from where do they get. When it is not possible astronomically they have seen it. The non-sense should stop and stop now. Next time any unofficial claim must get a jail term. I hope the parliament is listening. Make a law such that they dare not make such stupid claims.

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  • Syed Shah
    Aug 19, 2012 - 11:10PM

    @Anti-mullah:
    Beautiful Sir. This is it. Guys from Masjid Mahabath Khan and Qasim Khan to look at this. It so beautifully shows all the possibilities of moon sighting. I think Mr. Muneeb ul Rahman is doing a commendable job. The whole body is good. These fly by night operators in KPK must be physically stopped from making false statements of moon sightings. Leave it to Ruet e Hilal Committee. Recommend

  • Syed Shah
    Aug 20, 2012 - 12:16AM

    @Usman: Yet make their own area ungovernable Ilaqa ghair and go to Karachi and do all their thamasha and manifest jahalath all through. They want to convert Karachi into another Ilaqa ghair.

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  • Syed Shah
    Aug 20, 2012 - 12:19AM

    @Umair Khan:
    So you want to rely on unconformed sightings based on hallucination and total lies and discredit a properly done arrangement with the help of scientific instruments and every thing. Shabash stupidity has no limits.

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  • Syed Shah
    Aug 20, 2012 - 12:22AM

    @Dr. Anwar Hasan: Very rightly put Sir. God bless you. Amen.

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  • Kashif
    Aug 20, 2012 - 10:46AM

    What about North Wazirstan 28 Rozas ?
    Wazirstan also claimed they have shahada, also Peshawar said same. So if someone agree un-official Zonal Hilal committee then how they can justify it ? Recommend

  • Think!
    Aug 20, 2012 - 12:59PM

    How about mufti sahab move his moon-sighting meeting to Peshawar on next Eid! If the Pathans are so sure of seeing it a day earlier, mufti sahab will too… And we will have Eid on the same day.

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  • Aug 23, 2012 - 12:11PM

    @Waziristani:
    Yes, you are right in demanding the abolition of the Ruete Hilal Committee because it failed in the very purpose of its creation to enable all Pakistanis celebrate the Eid on a single day through out the country.
    It is a bitter fact of our 60 years history that Eid is never held on one day in all the five politically divided provinces nor due the religiously divided into 72 sectarian society it will never be possible
    to celebrate Eid on one day. In view of such an unenviable situation, the only way out of this laughing away situation is that the govt. should announce the dates of three days, allowing all to celebrated Eid on one of these three declared dates. In this way the Pakistanis will get rid of the confusion created by the ridiculous style of moon sighting and its too much delayed announcements causing a lot of heart burning in the innocent people.

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