The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, under the chair of Maulana Abdul Khabir, will meet today (Wednesday) for the Shawwal moon sighting on the 29th of Ramadan.
Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad will preside over the meeting. The zonal committees will meet in their respective areas while the central body would gather moon sighting evidence from across the country.
On Tuesday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted the chances of sighting the new moon of Shawwal 1442 AH on the evening of May 12 i.e. 29th of Ramazan (Wednesday) are slim.
If the moon is not sighted on Wednesday, then there would be 30 days of the holy month of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Fitr in Pakistan will be celebrated on Friday, May 14.
“The new moon of Shawwal,1442 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 00-01PST on 12-05-2021.”
According to astronomical parameters, “There is No Chance of sighting the new moon of Shawwal,1442 AH on the evening of 12-05-2021 i.e. on 29th of Ramzan, 1442 AH.”
The new moon of Shawwal,1442 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 00-01PST on 12-05-2021
According to astronomical parameters, there is No Chance of sighting the new moon of Shawwal,1442 AH on the evening of 12-05-2021 i.e. on 29th of Ramzan, 1442 AH#Moonsighting pic.twitter.com/VbEXHK5vy3
— Pak Met Department محکمہ موسمیات (@pmdgov) May 11, 2021
On the other hand, people belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra community in Pakistan and around the world are celebrating Eid Al-Fitr amid strict COVID1-9 restrictions.
Eid prayers were offered in various cities including Karachi, attended by a large number of people belonging to the Bohra community.
The largest Eid prayer gathering of the Bohra community in Karachi was held at the Taheri Mosque in the area of Saddar.
Special security arrangements were made and a large contingent of Rangers and Police officials were stationed at all the Bohra mosques.
Moreover, the Crescent for the month of Shawwal 1442 was not sighted in Saudi Arabia and subsequently, Eid Al-Fitr 2021 will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13.
— Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) May 11, 2021