Ruet e Hilal committee announces Eid-ul-Fitr on May 13

Ruet e Hilal committee announces Eid-ul-Fitr on May 13

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, responsible for sighting the moon to determine Islamic months, officially announced that the Shawal Moon has been sighted.

As a result, Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13, 2021. The announcement was made by Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad, Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, in Islamabad.

This significant declaration was conveyed after a thorough sighting process, adhering to the traditional Islamic practice of physically observing the moon to determine the beginning of the new month. The Chairman reported that the decision to celebrate Eid on May 13, 2021, was reached unanimously by all members of the central and zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees, ensuring a unified celebration across Pakistan.

Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the most joyous and important festivals in Islam, marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and spiritual reflection. It is a time for Muslims to come together with family and friends, express gratitude, and engage in acts of charity. The announcement of the Shawal Moon sighting brings an end to the month-long fasting period and ushers in a day of celebration and festivity.

Chairman Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad expressed his gratitude for the cooperation and unanimous decision-making process within the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. The committee’s role in determining the lunar calendar for Islamic months holds great significance, as it ensures the synchronization of religious observances across the country.

The announcement has triggered preparations and excitement among the Muslim community as they gear up for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. Families will engage in special prayers, share festive meals, and exchange gifts, fostering a sense of unity and joy among communities.

While the traditional method of moon sighting remains a central aspect of determining Islamic months, technological advancements have also played a role in recent years. Mobile applications and online platforms provide real-time updates on moon sightings, allowing individuals to stay informed about religious events.

As Pakistan and Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the occasion serves as a reminder of the values of compassion, gratitude, and community that are central to Islam. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s announcement ensures a harmonized celebration, emphasizing the importance of unity in religious practices and cultural traditions.