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Science minister explains why Eid moon will be sighted Saturday

SAMAA | - Posted: May 23, 2020 | Last Updated: 2 days ago
Posted: May 23, 2020 | Last Updated: 2 days ago
Gives scientific explanation behind moon sighting

Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry says the Eid moon will be visible in Pakistan tonight (Saturday night), making Sunday Eid.

In Pakistan, the moon sighting happen in eight cities: Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Jeevani, Gilgit and Muzzafarabad. There are three criteria to sight the moon, which he explained in a press conference.

He also discussed the concept of new moon and the cycle of moon revolving around the sun.
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      Waqas  May 23, 2020 6:21 pm/ Reply

    I think It’s about religion and not science. The prophet would fast if there was a cloud cover. So if scientifically moon is sighted but there is a cloud cover on the sky would we still not need Ruet-e-Hilal?

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