Fawad Chaudhry introduces Moon Sighting Website for Pakistan

Pakistan introduces it’s first official moon sighting website

Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science and Technology, has declared the launching of Pakistan’s 1st state-run Online Portal for the moon observation.

This web portal has additional options of a lunar calendar that shows the main Islamic dates and months for succeeding five years based on scientific proof.

The website, pakmoonsighting.pk, was launched by Chaudhry’s Ministry to bring an end to the disputation of moon sightings ahead major Islamic occasions and festivals that arise annually.

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The website carries other various sections like a monthly Hijri calendar for ensuing five years, a day-after-day Islamic Calendar against the dates of the Gregorian timetable and mentions the corresponding dates on that every lunar month can begin.

Major dates also are accessible of Muslim festivals for the ensuing five years. The reader also can access the New Crescent Moon, monthly moon visibility map and monthly moon coordination points in major cities on the positioning.

“We have launched pakmoonsighting.pk web site and Eidul Fitr can fall on June 5 this year … we’ve developed the calendar for 5 years which can be conferred before the federal cabinet on Tuesday for final approval,” said the Minister on his Twitter account.

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The committee for moon-sighting at Mosque Qasim Ali Khan has been holding its regular meetings since 1825. It never proclaimed Ramazan or Eidul Fitr without solid shariah evidence

Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry has expressed that with the most recent science and technology, Pakistan will get eliminate the traditional moon observance strategies practiced by Ruet-I-Hilal Committee that has forever been subjected to skepticism and disputation. He explained that a mobile app was also underneath preparation and can presently be launched, permitting people to sight the moon on their phones.