Amidst the controversy over the sighting of the moon, the nation celebrated Eid

Amidst the controversy over the sighting of the moon, the nation celebrated Eid

Lahore: The controversy over the sighting of the moon on every Eid in Pakistan is far away and this year too the nation is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr amidst the controversy over the sighting of the moon on Wednesday night.

The meeting of the Central Route Hilal Committee in Islamabad lasted for more than four hours late on Wednesday night and at 11.30 am it was announced that the moon would appear in the month of Shawwal. The committee announced that Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated all over Pakistan on Thursday. The meeting was chaired by Maulana Abdul Khair Azad, Chairman of the Committee, while representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Meteorological Department also participated.

Announcements last night A video When the chairman of the committee, Maulana Abdul Khair Azad, went viral on social media, many eyebrows were raised about the sighting of the Shawwal moon in Pakistan. In the video, Maulana Abdul Khair Azad can be seen receiving calls from unknown people and finally announcing that the Shawwal moon has appeared and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated all over Pakistan on Thursday.

Many social media users questioned the logic behind the announcement last night because the crescent light has been seen so quickly.

In someone else The video circulates on social mediaMufti Muneeb, former chairman of Central Route Hilal Committee, is seen condemning the announcement of Central Route Hilal Committee last night. According to him, last night’s verdict has disturbed people who observe I’tikaf and Taraweeh prayers. Mufti Muneeb urged the people to fast for an extra day as the Shawwal moon has not been observed due to the missed fast pay but the government has announced it.

However, before the national body made its announcement, Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, head of a local non-governmental moon-watching committee at the historic Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in Peshawar, announced Eid on Thursday.

On the other hand, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, who was previously serving as Minister for Science and Technology, said that the new moon was only 13 hours and 42 minutes old in Pakistan, making it impossible to see the crescent. ۔ Today

“For those who want to celebrate Eid with Saudi Arabia, this is their option, but what would be the logic of ending this month with a lie?” He tweeted, “We should be clear that we want to celebrate Eid with Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia.”

Earlier, to ensure that Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across the country this year, members of the Ruwit-e-Hilal Committee did their best to appease clerics who have publicly opposed the announcement of Shawwal’s moon sightings in the past. Through a government agency

Several members of the committee had raised concerns with the chairman of the Ruwit-e-Hilal Committee that such statements by the minister would only encourage clerics like Mufti Popalzai of Peshawar that they would not continue to violate the committee’s authority this year. ۔


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