Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet today for Muharram moon sighting
KARACHI: A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will take place today to sight the Muharram-ul Haram moon which will mark the advent of the new Hijri year 1440.
Chairman Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman will preside over the meeting of the moon sighting body at Pakistan Meteorological Department’s office in the metropolis.
Earlier, the Met Office had predicted that Muharram-ul-Haram will begin on September 12, which meant Ashura, which marks the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A), will fall on September 21.
According to Abdul Rashid, director at the PMD Climate Data Processing Centre, the new moon of Muharram 1440 AH will born on crossing conjunction point at 23:02 PST on September 9, 2018.
“According to astronomical parameters, there is a slight chance of the sighting of the moon of Muharram on the evening of Monday, September 10, 2018, i.e. on 29th of Zilhajj 1439 AH,” he had said.