KARACHI: Saudi Arab, having sighted Zul-Hajj moon today, will observe Eidul Adha (the holy festival of sacrifice) on October 26 and hajj will fall on October 25; meantime, Central Ruet-e-Hilal (Moon-sighting) Committee will meet today in Pakistan, SAMAA reports Wednesday.
According to an announcement by the Saudi government, Zul-Hajj moon has been sighted; hence, millions of intending pilgrims will offer hajj on October 25. After hajj, Saudi Arab and other Gulf countries will observe Eidul Adha on October 26.
Pakistan’s central moon-sighting body will meet today at the premises of Meteorological Department located in Karachi with simultaneous meetings of zonal committees in Islamabad and other provincial capitals to decide about the sighting of Zul-Hajj moon.
Astronomers expect the moon will be sighted today, as experts from Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission said there are clear-cut prospects for sighting of hajj moon today and that Eidul Adha will be observed on October 27.
Meantime, Peshawar’s non-government Ruet-e-Hilal Committee sat with Mufti Shahabud Din Popalzai in the chair; however, they did not receive any witness with moon-sighting evidence. On this, the ulema announce to observe Eid on October 27. –SAMAA