Eid Miladun Nabi to be celebrated on Septemaber 29 as Rabi ul Awal moon not sighted
By News Desk
September 16, 2023 06:37 PM
The crescent for the month of Rabi ul Awal was not sighted Saturday as the new Islamic month will be started on Monday, September 18, 2023, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The announcement was made after the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s meeting at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony in Islamabad.
Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad who presided over the meeting made the announcement.
It means the auspicious occasion of Eid Milad un Nabi, which is celebrated all across the country with religious fervour and zeal on 12th Rabi ul Awal will fall on Friday, September 29. The day is marked by public processions, events and seminars shedding light on the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The meeting was also attended by members of both the Central and Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees including Mufti Zameer Ahmed Sajid, Mufti Muhammad Iqbal Naemi, Mufti Abdul Salam Jalali, Allama Mustafa Haider Naqvi and others.
Separately, Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees also met at their respective headquarters in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, and Peshawar.
Meanwhile, technical assistance was provided by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz, Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission's (SUPARCO) Ghulam Murtaza and Zain-ul-Abidin from the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The meeting did not find any claim of the new moon sightings from all across the country.