Thursday , 23 November 2017

Zil-Hajj moon not sighted in Pakistan, Eid-ul-Azha on 2nd September

Zil-Hajj Moon not Sighted in Pakistan
Zil-Hajj moon was not sighted anywhere in Pakistan on Tuesday hence Eid-ul-Azha will be on Saturday, September 2, 2017.

The Central Ruhat-e-Hilal Committee held a meeting presided by Chairman Mufti Munibur Rahman in Karachi to sight the Zilhajj moon.

The month of Zil-Hajj will now start on August 24. Earlier. the committee met at the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in the metropolis.

Zonal committees have also met in Lahore and Islamabad. In Lahore, the Zil-Hajj moon sighting meeting was chaired by Punjab Auqaf Director General Tahir Bukhari.

The PMD had also predicted slim chances of sighting of the new moon today, August 22 (Ziquad 29, 1438 AH).

Read Also: Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet today

According to climate record, the weather is expected to be partly cloudy/cloudy in most parts of the country today.

Eid-ul-Azha, therefore, is predicted to be observed across the country on September 2.

The Zil-Hajj crescent was not sighted on Monday evening in Saudi Arabia, which means Eid-ul-Azha will be on September 1 (Friday) this year, Arab media reported.

The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia will meet again today to issue a decision regarding the moon sighting.

Based on the sighting of the moon, the month of Zil-Hajj in Saudi Arabia will begin on Wednesday, August 23.

August 31 will be the Day of Arafah, and September 1 will be the first day of Eid-ul-Azha in Saudi Arabia.

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