KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CRHC) announced on Wednesday that the crescent for the month of Rabi ul Awwal was sighted in several parts of Pakistan.
The first Rabi-ul-Awwal will be on Thursday, December 1 while 12 Rabi ul Awwal, the birthday of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), will fall on December 12, Monday.
CHRC Chairman Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman made the announcement after chairing a meeting of the moon sighting committee in the federal capital.
He said that 12 Rabi ul Awwal would be celebrated across Pakistan with religious passion and fervor on December 12, Monday.
A statement by the Meteorological Department said yesterday that there was fair chance of sighting the new moon of Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1438 on the evening of November 30, 2016 i.e. on 29th of Safar, 1438.
In a letter written to the Ministry of Religious Affairs on Tuesday, the Met office said that the new moon of Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1438AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 17-18 PST on 29-11-2016. – SAMAA
Story first published: 30th November 2016