Eid likely to be on July 6: Met dept
The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Friday said Eidul Fitr will likely be on July 6, Express News reported.
The Met Dept said the chances of Eid moon being sighted on July 5 are extremely high. The Eidul Fitr moon will likely be visible in Balochistan’s Jiwani and Pasni coastal lines.
Ramazan in Pakistan to commence from Tuesday
Following the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s announcement, the first day of Ramazan was observed on Tuesday, June 7, across Pakistan.
“In most parts of the country, including Karachi and Islamabad, a clear sighting of moon has been witnessed,” Chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Munibur Rehman said.
The crescent was sighted in various parts of the country – including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, among other countries marked the first of Ramazan on June 6.
Earlier, more than 50 muftis issued a fatwa against Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan, saying he always announced the start of Ramazan and Eid celebrations a day before the Ruet-i-Hilal Committee.
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The muftis, including Muhammad Imran Hanfi, Mufti Muhammad Hasib Qadri, Mufti Pir Syd Karamat Ali and Mufti Muhammad Abdul Sattar Saeedi, issued the fatwa on the request of Muhammad Ziaul Haq, head of Ittehad Ummat Islamic Centre.
They said Popalzai’s actions were unethical, illegal and violative of sharia. They said observing the fast or celebrating Eid based on Popalzai’s announcements was a violation of sharia.
In the presence of the Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, announcing the start of Ramazan or Eid celebrations separately in Peshawar amounted to interference in state affairs, added the clerics.