Zil-Haj moon sighted, Eid-ul-Azha on Nov 28

KARACHI: The moon of the first month of the Islamic calendar, Zil-Haj has been sighted and Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in Pakistan on November 28, 2009.

This was announced by Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Pakistan, Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman, after chairing a meeting of the committee, held at the Met Office here on Wednesday.

He announced that the moon of Zil-Haj has been sighted and the 1st Zil- Hajj, 1430 AD, will fall on November 19, 2009 while the nation will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on November 28 (Saturday).

Mufti Munib also said the witnesses regarding the moon sighting have been received from various parts of the country.

Among others, the members of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee including Allama Shabbir Ahmed Azhari, Mufti Muhammad Rafiq Hussani, members of the Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Maulana Raza-al-Mustafa, Hafiz Muhammad Salfi, Mufti Syed Sabir Hussain, representatives of SUPARCO, Chief Meteorologist, Muhammad Riaz and other were also present.—APP

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