KARACHI: Shawwal moon has been sighted in Pakistan today and Eid-ul-Fitr would be observed on Monday across the country, ARY News reported.
This was announced by Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman while addressing a news conference after a meeting of the committee this evening in Islamabad.
Mufti Muneeb also expressed remorse over recent terror incidents and the accident of oil tanker which has claimed more than 138 lives in Bahawalpur.
Regional Ruet-e-Hilal Committees also met at their headquarters to gather evidences about sighting of the moon.
The moon was clear and was sighted by a large number of people.
Testimonies of moon sighting were received from many cities including Sukker, Lahore, Burewala, Kashmore, Kohat, Sibbi, Sukkur, Jacobabad and Pasni.
The meteorological department had already predicted that there are good chances of sighting the Shawwal moon today.
Various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera and Bannu districts celebrated the Eid on Sunday, despite efforts to shatter a trend of celebrating two Eids in the country.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated after the end of Ramazan, the month of fasting, to thank Almighty Allah.
The day will dawn with special prayers after Fajr in mosques for the wellbeing of the ummah, progress and prosperity of Pakistan, and pledge to make the country a citadel of Islam.
After sunrise, the faithful will throng mosques, eidgahs and open places to offer Eid prayers.
After offering eid prayers, the faithful will meet each other and exchange Eid greetings.
However, this year’s eid celebrations have been eclipsed by the the oil tanker incident, which has saddened the entire nation.
Scores of international celebrities congratulated on this occasion, while national celebrities were somber following the recent tragic incidents in Pakistan.
While u celebrate take a moment for the families who have all suffered in the last 72 hours at da hands of terror, poverty & a retarded MPA.
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) June 25, 2017
— HUMAIMA MALICK (@HumaimaMalick) June 25, 2017
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 24, 2017
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) June 25, 2017
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) June 25, 2017
Thankyou guys !!!!!! Lots of love !!! ❤️❤️ #SammiSunday watch it tonight and send feedback. EID MUBARAK 🎉💥⭐️🎉💥⭐️❤️❤️ Love each one of u!
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) June 25, 2017
The community spirit felt at Ramadan food banks in Montreal & Toronto reminds us all: no matter our backgrounds, we’re in this together. pic.twitter.com/OcqvWmBaKK
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 25, 2017
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 25, 2017
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 25, 2017
#EidMubarak to all my brothas and sistas celebrating!
I hope you all have a beautiful day. 🙏😘
— Castro1021 (@Castro1021) June 25, 2017
— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) June 25, 2017
#EidMubarak 🕌 to everyone celebrating. I hope you have a wonderful day ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Anne-Marie ♡ (@AnneMarieIAm) June 25, 2017
— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 25, 2017
Eid mubarak to you all and your loved ones, have a blessed day #EidMubarak
— Adil Rashid (@AdilRashid03) June 25, 2017
— Usama Mir (@iamusamamir) June 25, 2017
— Jonathan Ashworth (@JonAshworth) June 25, 2017
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 25, 2017
— Governor Hassan Joho (@HassanAliJoho) June 25, 2017
And last but not the least….
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 25, 2017
Thank you to North Kensington community for inviting me to celebrate Eid with you today at Al Manar Mosque pic.twitter.com/ynJylCv5vN
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) June 25, 2017
— Ali (@AliAmir21) June 25, 2017