According to the latest meeting, news about Eid updates has been released. Secretary-General of the council, a committee meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 20 to observe the Shawwal moon. If the crescent is visible on Thursday evening, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Friday, April 21. However, Mufti stated that it is improbable for the moon to be seen on the same evening.
Eid will be celebrated on April 22 after 30 days of fasting during the holy month of Ramazan. The council reported that the birth of the moon is projected to happen at 9:13 am Pakistan time on, April 20. The age of the moon at sunset on the 29th of Ramazan must be over 19 hours to be visible. Nonetheless, the council noted that throughout Pakistan, the age of the moon at sunset will be less than 10 hours.
The council pointed out that in Peshawar, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Charsadda, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Quetta, and Jiwani, the interval between sunset and moonset should be at least 40 minutes but it will only be 21 minutes. In Lahore and Karachi, this interval will be 20 minutes.
Overview Of Eid Updates:
The council stated that the moon will not be visible on the evening of April 20 throughout Pakistan. The moon will not be sighted regardless of the weather conditions or the use of a telescope. Mufti confirmed that the 30th of Ramazan will be observed on April 21 and the 1st of Shawwal will be celebrated on April 22. He warned that any reports of moon sighting on the evening of April 20 from any area of Pakistan would be inaccurate.
He mentioned that the age of the moon at sunset will be over 33 hours throughout Pakistan on April 21. Moreover, the gap between sunset and moonset will be significant at 80 minutes.
He further explained that the crescent will appear thick and will be visible late on the 30th fast. It may lead some individuals to assume that it is not the first but a two-day-old crescent. However, it will still be considered the first crescent from both a Sharia and scientific perspective.
Eidul Fitr is a festival celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of the holy month of Ramazan. The festival is typically commemorated by offering prayers, holding family gatherings, and enjoying feasts. The exact date of Eidul Fitr is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon, which symbolizes the beginning of the Islamic month of Shawwal.
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