Ramadan is a month of blessing for Muslims around the world. Muslims around the globe will welcome the Ramzan of 2020 amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
Although sources have affirmed that:
“The date of the first Ramzan in Pakistan is likely to be 25th of April 2020. The Eid-ul-Fitr will probably be on May 25th, 2020.”
Every country follows different ways and methods for the sighting of the crescent of Ramzan as well as other months. Similarly, Pakistan has a central committee named Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. This committee announces the dates of Ramzan, Eid, and other Islamic events as well.
By looking at the scientific side, Pakistan also has other departments such as the Meteorological Department, Ministry of Science & Technology’s Moon Sighting Pakistan App, and astrophysicists. These departments have their own excellence in deciding or predicting the birth of a new moon and other special events regarding lunar.
It is noteworthy that Dr. Shahid Qureshi, a well-known scientist, and astrophysicist earlier predicted the dates of Ramzan 2020. According to him, the moon will be sighted on the evening of April 24, and the first Ramzan will fall on April 25.
Earlier in Feb 2020, the Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain claimed that the Ruet-e-Hilal committee predicted wrong moon birth dates of other Islamic months like Ziquad and Rajab.
He chooses his Twitter to handle to claim the wrong predictions.
انشااللہ رمضان المبارک کا چاند 24 اپریل کو پورے ملک میں دیکھا جا سکے گا اور25 اپریل کوپہلاروزہ ہو گا،روئت ھلال کمیٹی نے ذیعقداور رجب دونوں کی غلط تاریخ دیں 5 مارچ کو پارلیمان کی مذہبی امور کی کمیٹیوں کو بریفنگ دیں گے کہ عید اور اسلامی تہوار تقسیم نہیں اتحاد کا باعث بننے چاہئیں۔
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 27, 2020
Interestingly, now Pakistan has its first official moon sighting app called “Moon Sighting App Pakistan“. However, this app also has predicted the dates of Ramzan in the start of 2020.
In Islam, Ramadan is the most valuable month for Muslims. This month, Muslims all over the world observe fast. This time during to lockdown and pandemic, there are clear chances that Ramzan will not be the same, unfortunately.
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