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Fawad Chaudhry should be banned: Mufti Muneeb

SAMAA | - Posted: May 23, 2020 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Posted: May 23, 2020 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Says commenting on Eid is for those who fast, pray

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairperson Mufti Muneebur Rehman says Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry should be banned.

He was speaking to the media in a press conference to announce the committee's decision on the Eid moon sighting Saturday evening.

Rehman said Chaudhry should stay within his ministry. He said the committee condemns the science minister's interference in religious matters.

He made a reference to Chaudhry''s comment earlier in the day over moon sighting for Eid and said Eid is the business of those who fast and pray.

Chaudhry had said the Eid moon will be visible in Pakistan tonight (Saturday night), making Sunday Eid before the committee's announcement.

He had said the State was trying to accommodate religious groups when it shouldn’t be. The State is and should be above factions, he said.

Chaudhry’s statements came as no surprise as he has been vocal in his opposition of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Pakistan’s official moon sighting body.

He rejected statements by people who said science and technology had no place in Islam.

He also slammed ‘maulvis’ who were fine with wearing glasses to see the moon but not use telescopes. It’s all science and technology, said the minister.

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  1. Syed Farrukh Hassan  May 23, 2020 11:02 pm/ Reply

    Please read an article written by Maulana Shah Muhammad Jaffar Phulwarvi Nadwi in 1967 on this subject. It is available on his FB page.

  2. roses are red  May 24, 2020 1:11 am/ Reply

    This committe should be completely removed and dissolved. How much of tax payers money is being spent on them ? They use science and technology in order to decide if their is going to be eid or not. I am sure they themselves dont know how to use a telescope. Please do this country a favour and save Taxpayers money.

  3. Anonymous  May 25, 2020 12:15 pm/ Reply

    100 years back moulvis were reluctant to use loud speaker and labeling their use as un Islamic. Today they are saying science is un islamic.I agree that Ruet e hilal comittee should be disbanded and moon sighting should be done by the department of Science and technology.

  4. Adeel khan  May 26, 2020 1:33 am/ Reply

    jaahil mufti ko aag lag gayi agar pakistan celebrated eid with the rest of the muslim world……

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