Zil-Hajj moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Azha on Sept 2

Zil-Hajj moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Azha on Sept 2: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee said on Tuesday that the Zil-Hajj moon was not sighted and Eid-ul-Azha will fall on September 2. The month of Zil-Hajj will now start on August 24.

Earlier. the committee met at the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in the metropolis.

The meeting was chaired by Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.

Zonal committees have also met in Lahore and Islamabad. In Lahore, the moon sighting meeting was chaired by Punjab Auqaf Director General Tahir Bukhari.

The PMD had also predicted slim chances of sighting of the new moon today, August 22 (Ziquad 29, 1438 AH).

According to climate record, the weather is expected to be partly cloudy/cloudy in most parts of the country today.

Eid-ul-Azha, therefore, is predicted to be observed across the country on September 2.

The Zil-Hajj crescent was not sighted on Monday evening in Saudi Arabia, which means Eid-ul-Azha will be on September 1 (Friday) this year, Arab media reported.

The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia will meet again today to issue a decision regarding the moon sighting.

Based on the sighting of the moon, the month of Zil-Hajj in Saudi Arabia will begin on Wednesday, August 23.

August 31 will be the Day of Arafah, and September 1 will be the first day of Eid-ul-Azha in Saudi Arabia.


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