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Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet today for Zilhajj crescent sighting

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Jul, 2020. 11:00 am
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Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is set to hold a meeting chaired by Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman in Karachi on Tuesday after Asar prayers.

According to the details, Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet on Tuesday (today) for sighting the Zilhajj crescent.

Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees would also meet in Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar, while the district bodies will meet at their respective headquarters on the day.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted on July 4 that there is a fair chance of sighting the moon of Zilhaj, 1441 AH on the evening of July 21 i.e. on 29th of Ziqad.

In a statement the met office had said that the new moon of Zilhaj, 1441 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 22:33 Pakistan Standard Time (PST) on 20 July (Monday).

According to astronomical parameters, there is ‘fair chance’ of sighting the new moon of Zilhaj, 1441 AH on the evening of Tuesday, July 21st i.e. on 29th of Ziquad, 1441 AH, the met office predicted.

Earlier, Federal Minister of science and technology Fawad Chaudhry announced that Eid-ul-Azha will take place on 31st July 2020.

He mentioned the date of Eid-ul-Azha on his Twitter “as per calendar of the Ministry of Science and Technology”.

He said that the moon of ZilHajj shall be seen on 21st July in Karachi and its surrounding areas. He said that the moon shall be seen with the help of binoculars or naked eye in some areas.

Eid ul Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God.

The festival is traditionally marked by the slaughter of animals, whose meat is shared with family members and the poor.

The faithful slaughter their sacrificial animals in remembrance of the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim, which continues for three days of Eid.

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