The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chaired by Mufti Muneebur Rehman will meet in Lahore Tuesday (today) evening for sighting the crescent of Shawwal-ul-Mukaram 1437 AH.
According to a member of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, the Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) will meet in the building of the Ministry of Religious Affairs near General Post Office (GPO) whereas the members of district committees would meet at their respective district offices for sighting the Eid crescent.
All the evidence regarding the position of crescent could be conveyed to the chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on cell number 0300-9285203; 0321-2022000; 0333-2697051;0333-5453499; 042-99213006; 021-9208014; 021-99261412 (Met Department); 051-9205735; 021-99261413; 021-35688307; 021-5688307; 021-9204761; 021-5684550 and 021-99261404.
Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman would announce the decision of crescent sighting or otherwise subsequently on the basis of information received after evaluating the evidence.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast that there is a chance for the sighting of Shawwal moon on Tuesday (July 5) and Eid ul Fitr is likely to be celebrated on Wednesday.
“According to astronomical parameters, there is a chance for the sighting of Shawwal moon, 1437 AH on the evening of July 5 on 29th of the Ramazan, 1437 AH. The new moon will be born on crossing conjunction point at 16-01 PST (Pakistan standard time) on July 04,” an official of the Met office told APP.
According to experts, the new crescent of Shawwal 1437 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 16-01 PST on July 4.
According to climate record, the weather is expected fair/partly cloudy in most parts of the country on July 5. Meanwhile, a member of Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Science Dr Khaled Al-Zaaq claimed that July 6 was most likely to be the day of Eidul Fitr in most parts of the Islamic world.
-Eid prayer to be offered at Faisal Masjid at 7:30 am-
Eid-ul-Fitr prayer will be offered at Faisal Mosque at 7:30 am, said a notice released by Dawah Academy of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).
Prof. Dr Tahir Hakeem, Dean Faculty of Shariah and Law of IIUI will lead the Eid prayer at Faisal Masjid.