Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee meets today for moon sighting


The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet today (Sunday), June 24, after the Maghreb prayers for sighting the crescent of the holy month of Shawwal 2017 (Eid Al Fitr 2017).

"The committee checked, verified and found 46 out of 50 received testimonies of moon sighting as valid under Islamic Shariah and so first Shawwal would fall on Sunday in the country", the committee member Qari Samiullah Jan announced.

Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman made the formal announcement at a press conference in Islamabad.

The meeting will decide when Eid al Fitr will be celebrated in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Kohat on Monday with the rest of the country.

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The sighting of the moon was announced through blaring of sirens from mosques across Hyderabad and in other towns of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Rajasthani Muslims will also celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the same day when Gujarat will celebrate as they are neighbouring state and they are the state which located in the north-western part of India.

Hyderabad: The Moon of "Shawwal" has been sighted in Hyderabad.

The sky is expected to be clear in most parts of the country on June 25, so there are chances that the moon will be sighted on Sunday evening i.e. after the 29th fast in many areas of Pakistan is observed, according to the Met department.

Every year Mufti Shahbuddin Popalzai heads the committee of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan in Peshawar to sight the Shawal moon.