Siyasi Eid Mubarak

So the Ruyete Halal Committee at last announce that the Shawaal moon’s been sighted and It’s eid here in Pakistan, all over Pakistan, on 1st October. The announcement came at around 11 PM.

The possibilities of moon sighting were near to zero. Saudi Arabia announced the moon sighting yesterday and it was Eid in middle east. A minister in Frontier announced that there are 15 witnesses of moon sighting with him and he announced Eid without Ruyete Halal Committee’s consent. In my opinion, to erase the conflict the Committe decided to have Eid in Pakistan unanimously. Hence it’s tomorrow.

Eid Mubarak!

May the day brings lots of happiness for Pakistan and us all!

9 Comments so far

  1. weirdsoul on September 30th, 2008 @ 11:25 pm

    Siyasi Eid Mubarak to all.

  2. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on October 1st, 2008 @ 12:42 am

    ہماری روئت حلال کمیٹی جب تک رنگ میں بھنگ نا ڈال دے جب تک عید کا اعلان نہیں کرتی۔ میرے پاس آنے والے ایس ایم ایس کے مطابق مفتی منیب الرحمٰن صاحب کی بیگم کا سوٹ جب تک سل کرنہیں آیا جب تک چاند بھی نظر نہیں آیا۔ درزی کی مہربانی کہ سوٹ سی کر بھیج دیا، اسلئے چاند بھی نظر آ گیا۔

  3. majad (isl_majad) on October 2nd, 2008 @ 9:46 pm

    Eid Mubarak to everyone… yes Mufti sahb does delay his words and, in the process, Eid!
    congratulations to everyone in NWFP for giving us an early Eid! Just saw the moon today after maghrib and it looks three days old already…

  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on October 5th, 2008 @ 7:22 pm


  5. anwar on October 6th, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

    By the way, this is the first time I saw (in a photograph)the committee members using a theodolite for moon sighting. Hopefully, in a decade or two they will discover a telescope and a century later they may also trust the calculations. Eid Mubarak.

  6. weirdsoul on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:21 am

    Which moon did ya see? Just check the moon on 14th as per the committee’s decision and also the next day and you would see the difference :)

  7. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:26 am

    @anwar: well said =))

  8. kabirdas on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

    1. I wonder what are the views of those, about our pathetic moon sighting affair who say Islam is for all time to come ??

    2. Some time back I read an interesting anecdote narrated by an ex-DG of Radio Pakistan (I have forgotten his name now). Long time back he was an ex-officio member of the Moon sighting committee. On one ocassion when Mullas were desperately trying to locate Moon, he suggested to their leader to make use of a telescope which was available at the site. The head of the committee looking at him over his glasses retorted: Did Prophet Muhammad use telescope to sight the moon?? The DG retorted back: Sir, as far as I know the Prophet didn’t wear glasses either. BTW Mullas do make use of telescope these days for sighting moon.

    3. These days motion and location of heavenly bodies can be calculated and predicted precisely well in advance. Wonder why don’t our so called Ullama make use of this knowledge to our advantage?? After all we now living in 21st century.

    4. There are two very simple solutions to this moon sighting problem.

    a. Celebrate Eid and other religious events as per moon sighting at Mecca like Afghans do.

    b. Or celebrate Eid and other religious events as per the scientifically calculated position of the moon at a place in the country whose local time is accepted as the standard time of Pakistan which I think is somewhere near Multan.

    5. Remember in early years of Islam these options were not available to the Muslims of that era. That’s why they relied on actual sighting of the moon whereever they happen to be living.

  9. kabirdas on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:53 pm

    Ref: A minister in Frontier announced that there are 15 witnesses of moon sighting with him and he announced Eid without Ruyete Halal Committee’s consent.

    So what? I can produce 150 witnesses who will deny sighting the moon.

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