Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets on June 04 for Eid ul Fitr moon sighting
KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting has been summoned on June 04 (Tuesday) evening for the sighting of Shawwal moon, ARY News reported.
Chairman of the committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will chair the moon sighting session after Maghrib prayers in Karachi.
Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees would meet in Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar, while the district bodies will meet at their respective headquarters on the day.
The committee will announce whether the moon of 1st Shawwal sighted or not on Ramazan 29. Shawwal is the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
The Met Office earlier predicted that Shawwal moon will be sighted on June 04 and Eid ul Fitr on Wednesday June 05.
“There is strong probability of sighting of the Shawwal moon on Ramazan 29 (June 04),” Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said in a statement.
The Shawwal moon will born on June 03 (Ramazan 28) at 3:02 PM and will be four hours and 16 minutes old at the sunset of the 28th Ramazan.
The moon will be 28 hours and 16 minutes old on June 04 that is the 29th of Ramazan and can be sighted for at least one hour after sunset, the weather department said.
The Ministry of Science has prepared Lunar Calendar for five years having details from Year 2019 to 2024.
According to the lunar calendar Eid ul Fitr is likely to fall on June 05 and Eid ul Azha on August 12 this year.