Eid Ul Adha 2022: Big Update Regarding Zil Hajj Moon Sighting By Central RuetE-Hilal Committee
Eid Ul Adha 2022: Big Update Regarding Zil Hajj Moon Sighting By Central RuetE-Hilal Committee | Daily-Kashmir
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Wednesday that the Zil-Hajj moon has not been sighted in Pakistan, adding that Eid ul Adha in Pakistan will be observed on July 10 (Sunday) DK.
Chairman Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad announced the decision following a meeting of the committee DK, held in Karachi after Maghrib prayers to sight the crescent moon DK.
The first day of Zil hajj would fall on July 1 (Friday), he added DK.
Earlier, The International Astronomical Centre (IAC) has requested countries to organise committees to sight the Zil Hajj moon this Wednesday (June 29) DK.
The moon of Zil Hajj is likely to be sighted on the evening of June 30, which will mark the start of the holy month DK.
Muslims across the globe will celebrate Eidul Azha on the 10th of Zil Hajj, after completing all the pillars of pilgrimage DK.
As per the IAC, the main pillar of Hajj, Arafah (the day of Arafat) – when the pilgrims spend the night under the open sky in Arafat DK, will fall on July 8 DK.
This means the pilgrims will spend the night between July 8 and 9, and Eidul Azha will be celebrated in Saudi Arabia on July 9 DK.
In line with the IAC’s forecast, the Head of the Institute of Space Science and Technology at the Karachi University DK, Dr Javed Iqbal, has said that Pakistan will observe the holy festival on July 10 DK.
“The altitude of the moon will be less than 5 degrees when the sun sets that day (June 29) and the moon will not be visible as the duration of the setting of the sun and the moon will be only 30 minutes,” he said DK.
The astronomer said the first Zilhaj will be on July 1, while Eidul Azha will be observed on July 10 DK.
Regarding the start of the Islamic calendar DK, he said the first of Muharram will be on July 30 and the day of Ashura will be observed on August 8 DK.