The Federal Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, has announced the date of Eid-ul-Adha on Monday. The Eid will be celebrated on 31st July 2020, based on the Ministry of Science’s five-year lunar calendar.
The minister announced this news on his Twitter handle.
As per calender of @MinistryofST Eid-Al-Adha shall be celebrated on Fiday,31st July 2020. On 21st July ZeAlHaj moon shall be visible over Karachi and it’s peripheral areas, “Ruet”App may also be used to ascertain exact location of the moon. #Eid
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 15, 2020
Not only he informed about the exact location and surrounding of Karachi from the moon of Zil Hajj can be seen. Besides this, the moon could be sighted with binoculars and in some areas with the naked eye as well.
Moreover, the Federal Minister said, the app developed by the ministry of science and technology named “Ruet” can also help in determining the location of the moon.
The clash between Fawad Ch and Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman over ‘moon sighting’
On Eid-ul Fitr, Fawad clashed with the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman over the sighting of the moon. Certainly, after the entire buzz, we end up following the predictions of Fawad about moon sighting.
The Minister of Science and Technology has been a vocal critic of the Central Route Hilal Committee. According to him the Central Route Hilal Committee and Ministry of Science and technology should work side by side to end this controversy over moon sighting.
“Because of this debate, we have observed the moon this year. We intend to set up a lunar observatory in Islamabad next year and we are also trying to set up one in Gwadar,” the federal minister said.
Regarding this statement, he said anyone can visit the sites and observe the moon themselves.
It is noteworthy that Fawad predicted the exact Eid-ul-Fitr date a month before the actual moon sighting. Likewise, he again predicted the date of Eid-ul-Adha and credited the predictions of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s five-year lunar calendar.
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