Karachi (August 12, 2018): The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Sunday that the Zil-Hajj moon has been sighted, adding that Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan will be observed on August 22.
This has been announced by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, chairman central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee here at the Weather Complex on Sunday.
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The announcement was made after a meeting of the six-member committee of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.
Zil-Hajj is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month in which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place. The Zil-Haj moon has also been sighted in Australia where Eid-ul -Adha will be celebrated on August 22.Earlier on August 10, the met office had stated that the Zil-Hajj moon “will be born on Saturday afternoon” and will be visible on Sunday evening.In Saudi Arabia, the moon was sighted Saturday evening, with the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announcing Eid-ul-Azha on August 21.
Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of Zil-Hajj, which is the last month of the Islamic calendar and marks the start of the Hajj pilgrimage. It commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) willingness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.