RUET E HILAL Committee Announces Eid UL Fitr Date in Pakistan

RUET E HILAL Committee Announces Eid UL Fitr Date in Pakistan

The Meteorological Department of Pakistan has announced that the Shawwal moon, marking the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr, is expected to be sighted on April 9. According to their predictions, the moon will align with the sun on April 8 at 11:21 PM local time, with the moon’s age reaching 19 to 20 hours by April 9. It is estimated to be visible to the naked eye for approximately 50 minutes after sunset, officially ushering in the first day of Shawwal on April 10.

In their forecast, the Met Office has indicated that the skies in southern regions of Pakistan are likely to remain clear, facilitating optimal conditions for moon sighting. However, they caution that northern regions may experience cloudy skies, potentially affecting visibility. The announcement comes as people across the country eagerly anticipate the arrival of Eid-ul-Fitr, a joyous occasion that marks the culmination of a month-long period of fasting and spiritual reflection.

Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, has also weighed in on the matter, discussing the possibility of Ramadan lasting for 29 days based on scientific findings. This speculation adds an additional layer of anticipation and intrigue to the forthcoming Eid celebrations, as the precise date hinges on the sighting of the moon, a tradition deeply rooted in Islamic culture and tradition.

Eid-ul-Fitr holds immense significance for Muslims worldwide, symbolizing not only the end of fasting but also unity, generosity, and community spirit. Families and communities come together to partake in special prayers, exchange gifts, and share meals in celebration of this auspicious occasion. As preparations for Eid gather momentum, individuals eagerly await the final confirmation of the moon sighting to mark the official commencement of festivities.

The variability in the date of Eid-ul-Fitr each year underscores the importance of moon sighting in determining Islamic holidays. While the expected date for Eid-ul-Fitr in 2024 falls around April 10th or April 11th, it is subject to confirmation based on the sighting of the Shawwal moon. This variability adds an element of suspense and anticipation to the lead-up to Eid, with communities eagerly awaiting official announcements from religious authorities.

As the countdown to Eid-ul-Fitr begins, Muslims in Pakistan and around the world are gearing up to celebrate the conclusion of Ramadan and the start of Shawwal with prayers, feasting, and acts of charity. The forthcoming days promise to be filled with joy, reflection, and a deep sense of gratitude as believers come together to mark this sacred occasion in accordance with Islamic traditions and values.

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