The Zilhajj moon could not be sighted today. Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on 1st August 2020 in Pakistan.
Today, Ruet-e-Hilal Committee gathered at Karachi’s Meteorological Department to sight the Zilhajj moon. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify when to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan.
As the moon could not be sighted today, the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has come to the conclusion to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on 1st August 2020.
This time, Fawad Chaudhry’s technology shook a bit in front of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.
Earlier, Minister of Science and Technology s Fawad Chaudhry claimed that the Zilhajj moon will be seen in Pakistan on 21st July around 10:33 pm.
ذُوالحجہ1441 ہجری کے چاند کی پیدائش (Birth of New Moon) پاکستان کے معیاری وقت کے مطابق رات 10:33 پر ہو چکی ہے. آج 21 جولائی کو پاکستان میں کراچی اور گرد و نواح کے مطلع میں چاند نظر آجائیگا، ہاں اگر بادل ہیں Ruet App ڈاؤن لوڈ کریں بالکل صحیح مقام دیکھیں
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 21, 2020
Chaudhry still is not ready to accept the decision of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on 1st August.
According to details, the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has said that the moon could not be sighted due to thick clouds. In response Fawad said,
“If there were clouds, how could be the moon sighted?”
He went on to say,
“The scholars should decide whether technology is forbidden (Haraam) or not. If people can pray by looking and the time, then why moon cannot be seen by technology?”
He concluded by saying,
“The Zilhajj moon has already been sighted in Pakistan, you can watch its location on the Ruet App.”
This is not the first time when Fawad Chaudhry proved the technology right. The final decision of celebrating Eid-ul-Adha is yet to be finalized after Fawad’s statements.