KARACHI: The moon of Islamic month Zilhaj was sighted on Friday and Eidul Azha will likely be celebrated within the nation on Aug 12.
“The moon of Zilhaj has been sighted and it has been determined with consensus that 1st Zilhaj, Hijri 1440 will fall tomorrow [Aug 3, Saturday] and the nation will rejoice Eidul Azha on Aug 12 (Monday),” introduced Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman at a press convention after chairing a gathering of the committee on the Met Workplace right here.
Mufti Munib mentioned proof relating to the moon sighting had been obtained from numerous components of the nation.
Conferences of the regional committees had been additionally held within the provincial capitals. The central committee obtained a number of eyewitness accounts concerning the moon sighting from totally different districts and cities.
The nation’s ‘first official’ moon-sighting web site and a calendar exhibiting primary Islamic dates and months for the subsequent 5 years based mostly on scientific proof additionally carried the identical date for 1st Zilhaj. The web site was launched by federal Minister for Science and Expertise Fawad Chaudhry in Might this 12 months.
Named Moon Sighting Pakistan, the web site options sections resembling a month-to-month Hijri (Islamic) calendar for the subsequent 5 years, a day-to-day lunar calendar towards dates from the Gregorian calendar and the dates on which the primary day of each lunar month will fall.
Revealed in Daybreak, August third, 2019