Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry launched the country’s first moon sighting website and Hijri Calendar, and announced that based on the lunar observations Eid will be celebrated on June 5.
The minister said that he has sent the five-year Hijri Calendar to the Islamic Ideology Council, adding that the calendar will be presented before cabinet on Wednesday. “I personally believe that there is no need to have Ruet-t-Hilal Committee in the country.” Fawad said that a number of departments have collaborated to make the moonsighting website and calendar.
MoonSighting Pakistan launched….. https://t.co/1HSEzw7cMf— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 26, 2019
MoonSighting Pakistan launched….. https://t.co/1HSEzw7cMf
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 26, 2019
Named Moon Sighting Pakistan, the website features sections such as a monthly Hijri (Islamic) calendar for the next five years, a day-to-day lunar calendar against dates from the Gregorian calendar, and the dates on which the first day of every lunar month will fall.
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Chaudhry had earlier this month announced that the lunar calendar being prepared by a scientific committee formed by the government and showing the exact dates of important Islamic occasions — Ramazan, Eidul Fitr, Eidul Azha, Muharram — would be finalised by the 15th of Ramazan.
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21 July, 2019