Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet in Islamabad today

Meetings of regional Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will also be held at their respective headquarters


Web Desk July 17, 2015
PHOTO: EXPRESS/MOHAMMED NOMAN

A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is going to be held in the federal capital this evening for sighting of Shawwal moon, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday.

Mufti Muneebur Rehman, Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee, will chair the meeting in Islamabad. Further, regional Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will hold their meetings at their respective headquarters to collect evidences regarding sighting of the moon.

Read: Chances of Eid moon sighting on Friday extremely high: Met dept

Eid is being celebrated today in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Gulf states, Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia. Muslims in Australia are also celebrating Eidul Fitr today.

Further, parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) are also celebrating Eid today as an unofficial moon-sighting committee in K-P had announced Eidul Fitr on Friday in the province “after receiving testimony of at least 11 witnesses” who claimed to have sighted the Shawwal moon late Thursday.

Read: Parts of K-P celebrate Eid today

Like previously the committee at Peshawar’s famed Masjid Qasim Ali Khan, led by Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, had diverged from the country’s official committee when it came to moon sighting. Some 13 witnesses were produced before the committee of which 11 were accepted by the clerics.

COMMENTS (1)

Ch. Allah Daad | 5 years ago | Reply Why we are sticking with this moon sighting ritual while many Muslim States and modern, well educated and wise Muslims of North America and European countries have distanced themselves from moon sighting Hadiths and traditions. If new moon is born and sighted anywhere in the world, it should be considered as sighted in all parts of the world. They won't acknowledge but truth is that scientific data and observation has superseded all other Islamic instructions and traditions.
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